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School of Calisthenics Podcast
Ep 224 // Who to trust...? [+ FREE Spartan Race!]

School of Calisthenics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 27:46


You know you can trust us...! But we won't be the only people you seek training advice from and we wanted to have a discussion on the podcast today to help give some tips of things we'd suggest questioning and looking out for when deserning whether you can trust some of the advice you see on social media. . Sponsor OFFER // Get your FREE place at a Spartan Race with us! [Only 50 available] Simply take a training photo or video of you getting 'serious' about the Spartan race, then on Instagram tag @spartan and #SpartanRace as well as tagging us @schoolofcalisthenics then send in a Direct Message your video or photo post to us. We will then send you the code for your FREE spartan race at race.spartan.com . Links mentoned: Spartan Race 16/17 July - https://race.spartan.com/en/race/detail/7554/overview

Spartan Geek
Spartan Geek: Hardware para Novatos, '''Reaccionando a Videos y Cosas de hardware'''

Spartan Geek

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 64:58


Podcast del Stream publicado el día 10/01/22 Seguimos de tóxicos con los set ups de los spartanos, y también opinamos de las noticias más relevantes en el bajo mundo del hardware, respondiendo las preguntas y dudas más comunes de la PCMR!! Para cualquier pedido, que arme tu PC Gamer, tu Estación de Trabajo o componentes para armar tu PC por tu cuenta no duden en contactarme por este correo: pedidos@spartangeek.com

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast
OCR Weekly Show - May 23, 2022

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 57:17


A weekly news show with Matt B. Davis and Dave Claxton discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR-related news. Today on the show: Spartan, Savage, Deka, and Hyrox Updates Intro and Outro Music by: Eric Leland ORM YouTube Channel Support Us On Patreon Listen below or on your favorite player.

BeastNet
Episode 334 Jessica T coming back from Cancer to Spartan Ultra

BeastNet

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 59:13


Today Pretty Mike talks with Jessica Thompson. Member More Heart Than Scars, Spartan, and Cancer Survivor. Jessica and Mike talk about her diagnosis, treatment(the complications of going through treatment during Covid's peak), and how she is working everyday to get to where she wants in her Zombie Gym. From the Heart 5k Benefiting More Heart than Scars: https://ocraddix.raceentry.com/from-the-heart-5k-benefitting-more-heart-than-scars/race-information www.BeastNetPod.com #ocrstrong #helpushelpyou #fullcircleproject #ocr #obstaclerace #obstaclecourseracing #mudrun #racereadyobstacles #frontlineocr #beastnetpod #moreheartthanscars #mhts #celticwarriorchallenge #cwc #ocrtriad #ocrracers #epicseries #berserkerbrew #highlanderassault #lionheartsfitness #sceniccitymudrun #scmr #dolichosrace #dragonocr #mmc #marionmade #mrc #mudracercompany #ocraddix #ocrbuddy Music Info: https://beastnetpod.com/music --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beastnetpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beastnetpod/support

Optimal Performance Podcast
378 The mold in your home and what to do about it with Jason Earle from Got Mold

Optimal Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 76:43


No one wants to face it, but it could be zapping your health.  MOLD. Auto-immune, asthma, brain fog, food sensitivity... Get discounts on mold tests for your home HERE https://www.gotmold.com/optimalperformance/ EPISODE SPONSORS - BioProtien+ - Boost HGH Naturally - Get $30 off here  Spartan - 2022 Spartan Race schedule In this episode we cover: •Mold exposure and asthma, depression, insomnia •If you have a moldy crawlspace you have a moldy house 1-800-GOT-MOLD is the mold inspection company •There is no such thing as mold free  •How vast is the impact of mold exposure in people's lives •Statistically, mold impacts lower income communities •What the hell is mold rage? •Every breath you take contains thousands of mold spores •When the insides of buildings get wet, mold grows and doesn't stop •You have 24-48 hours to deal with a moisture issue before you have a mold problem •We are holobionts - so are our homes •gotmold.com/optimalperformance

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM
Maddy Eischer about Sewing & Suturing - Closing the Gap between Fashion & Medicine

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:56


On this week's SciFiles, your hosts Chelsie and Daniel interview Maddy Eischer. As a student pursuing a dual degree in Apparel & Textile Design and Genomics & Molecular Genetics, Maddy has long felt the societal pressure to pick one of her passions in school and in a future career. Instead of choosing between these two dichotomous interests, Maddy has managed to use her research to highlight the interconnection between the arts and the sciences by investigating scientific advancements in textiles as well as by designing and creating a collection of five unconventional and fashionable lab coats. This research explores the struggle to pick a career path, the importance of fashion and textiles in all facets of life, and the concept of professionalism and individuality within medical and scientific spaces.If you're interested in talking about your MSU research on the radio or nominating a student, please email Chelsie and Danny at scifiles89fm@gmail.com. Check The Sci-Files out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube! 

For The Long Run
214. Sandy Crittenden: Going Solar and Finding Work-Life Balance

For The Long Run

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 49:43


Sandy is a pretty awesome runner, outdoor enthusiast, and Freedom Solar employee. In this episode we talk about: -getting into Spartan racing and ultra running -epic solo adventures -testing limits and challenging impossible -the unique endurance athlete psyche -New England vs Colorado trail running -relocating for a better work-life balance -the intersection between endurance athletes and the environment -the basics of solar energy -saving money with renewable energy -why everyone can benefit from going solar -taking control of your own utilities -common renewable misconceptions -increasing productivity doing things you love -putting yourself first to be a better you Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar Power, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn't as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I'm proud to continue this partnership with them. Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I'm a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. Hydrow Thank you to Hydrow for sponsoring this episode! Hydrow is an immersive workout experience, designed to bring the physical, mental, and emotional experience of on-water rowing, straight to your home. Hydrow workouts are quick, efficient and low impact. Rowing for just 20 minutes a day provides you with a full body workout, which engages 86% of your muscles major muscle groups. For context, cycling engages 44%. I've been enjoying my Hydrow to fit in bonus cardio that doesn't take much time at all, as even a 10-15 minute row feels like a solid workout. It's a fun experience to be able to row on familiar routes, or explore new ones. Head to https://hydrow.com/ to learn more, and use code FTLR100 for $100 off your order. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

Ancient Warfare Podcast
AWA200 - Do the sources tell us anything about the Spartan warrior Arimnestus?

Ancient Warfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 13:03


Murray answers this question sent in from Christoper, 'do the sources tell us anything about the Spartan warrior Arimnestus who threw the rock that killed Mardonius? I am curious if we know if he survived the battle and if he would have been honoured for his efforts in the victory?' Patreon: patreon.com/ancientwarfarepodcast

OFX Podcast
OFX EPISODE 75: HYROX WORLDS, SPARTAN BIG BEAR, AND PODIUMS FOR TEAM OFX.

OFX Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 69:52


OFX EPISODE 75: HYROX WORLDS, SPARTAN BIG BEAR, AND PODIUMS FOR TEAM OFX. Brought to you by Duonamic. The title says it all. This week was jam packed with incredible events, epic performances, and some hardware for our Team OFX.

Spartan Geek
Spartan Geek: Historias Reales de Terror Anecdotas, '''El Karma está Maldito (Historias Spartanas)'''

Spartan Geek

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 68:42


Podcast del Stream publicado el día 7/01/22 En esta edición de historias spartanas de terror, les cuento una de mis tantas experiencias terribles que viví hace años en un viaje a Veracruz hacia algún lado de la propiedad familiar y me encontré con un individuo que a día de hoy, sigue dándome escalofríos… era bastante extraño y entre susurros me deseaba ver muerto Para cualquier pedido, que arme tu PC Gamer, tu Estación de Trabajo o componentes para armar tu PC por tu cuenta no duden en contactarme por este correo: pedidos@spartangeek.com

Locked On Spartans
Memory Lane Series: The John L. Smith rollercoaster, featuring Joe Rexrode!

Locked On Spartans

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:50


We take a look back at the ups, downs, quirks and behind-the-scenes stories of the John L. Smith Era at MSU football with former Spartan beat writer Joe Rexrode. We reminisce on how this hire was taken all the way to the moment when everyone agreed that this thing was coming off the rails. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Valenti Show
5 Star Zone - A Rico Beard Podcast - The sky isn't falling at Michigan State and Rico realigns the Big 10 division for football

The Valenti Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 50:00


Don't worry Spartan fans, the sky isn't falling in East Lansing. Rico, has figured out how to realign the divisions for Big 10 football. Could they be named, "Ren and Stimpy?"

School of Calisthenics Podcast
Ep 223 // When redefining your IMPOSSIBLE is a step TOO FAR!

School of Calisthenics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 34:46


This week on the podcast we take a trip down memory lane to set the scene for why 'too much impossible' can be a problem and give you some take aways for your training to ensure you're less likely to get injured and more likely to achieve your goals whatever they are. . Sponsor OFFER // Get your FREE place at a Spartan Race with us! [Only 50 available] . Simply take a training photo or video of you getting 'serious' about the Spartan race, then on Instagram tag @spartan and #SpartanRace as well as tagging us @schoolofcalisthenics then send in a Direct Message your video or photo post to us. We will then send you the code for your FREE spartan race at race.spartan.com . Links mentioned: Spartan Race 16/17 July - https://race.spartan.com/en/race/detail/7554/overview . Shoulder Rehab call with Tim - https://www.dynamicshoulders.com/

Spartan Geek
Spartan Geek: Conspiraciones y otros mundos, '''¿La conspiración del reinicio con el bichito?'''

Spartan Geek

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 47:36


Podcast del Stream publicado el día 6/01/22 En este nuevo año 2022 se vislumbra el posible final del bichito, pero la neta es que seguimos de la vrga, el bichito llegó para quedarse y sigue mutando. Todos callan pero las mutaciones siguen allá afuera. Además charlamos de más conspiraciones y chaquetas mentales de nuestro futuro próximo Para cualquier pedido, que arme tu PC Gamer, tu Estación de Trabajo o componentes para armar tu PC por tu cuenta no duden en contactarme por este correo: pedidos@spartangeek.com

Locked On Spartans
Reacting to Max Christie staying in NBA Draft w/ Dave Klein of SpartanHoops.com

Locked On Spartans

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 35:01


Max Christie is officially not returning to Michigan State basketball after one season, and we are joined by Dave Klein of SpartanHoops.com to talk about it (and make sense of it). How puzzling is this, what is Christie's legacy as a Spartan and does this actually make sense for him?  And then we dissect what this means for MSU as they head into next season coming off an off-season that hasn't been the kindest to them.  Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

HCS Pro Talk
Episode 235 - The Spartan Saga

HCS Pro Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 125:17


Hello and welcome to episode 235 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we discuss the Spartan situation including updates on the fines along with the self-benching. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. Timestamps 0:00:00 - Intro 0:03:31 - Competitive Halo News 0:35:20 - Upcoming Tournaments of the Week 0:37:20 - Rostermania 0:38:27 - Tournament & League Recaps 0:41:30 - Topic 1:43:00 - Halo News 1:46:03 - CoD and Other Games Watch 1:47:38 - Will's Adventures 1:58:08 - Shoutouts/Community Creations/Ending Shownotes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ggyP2lxWTKBPIoUUtwMLDfWa9zgryw3It0ZErorbVO0/edit?usp=sharing

Obstacle Running Adventures
280. Kris Rugloski on Hyrox World Championships and Spartan Big Bear!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 56:07


Very excited to have Kris Rugloski on the show again, this time longer than a few minutes! She had a phenomenal weekend which included winning the Hyrox World Championships in Las Vegas and then traveling to Big Bear to place third and achieve her first Spartan North American Elite Series podium! We discuss both of these races as well as how she handles recovery, her mind set for these competitions, and much more! 0:00 - 2:58 - Intro 2:58 - 15:50 - Quick News 15:50 - 16:18 - Content Preface 16:18 - 51:45 - Kris Rugloski Interview 51:45 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: 6 Year Old Ran A Marathon Joe DeSena Gathering Legends? Spartan Asheville Venue Issues Josh Fiore Done with Endurance Racing John Penland Graduated Race Brain Podcast Jacksonville Beach Hildervat Cancelled Newbsanity's Mud Guantlet Podiums Hyrox World Championships Top Ten Spartan Fayetteville Beast Podiums Spartan Big Bear Super Podiums North American Spartan Series Leaderboard: Men and Women Canine Excitement Secret Link Musical Fail Secret Link Keep It Up Secret Link Sunshine Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 247. OCR World Championships 3K with Elites! 248. OCR World Championships 15K with Elites! The Running Public's Episode 102: Kris Rugloski ____  Next episode we will be at the final Wason Pond Pounder both running and covering the event with interviews, hope to see you there! ____ The OCR Report Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar and Kelly Sullivan! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group For a podcast shirt, send $20 to Katelyn-Ritter-8 on Venmo with your size and address Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 10% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: obstaclerunningadventures@gmail.com Subscribe on Youtube: MStefano Running Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM
Charlotte Best about Myelin, Microbiomes and Anesthesia

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 13:39


On this week's SciFiles, your hosts Chelsie and Daniel interview Charlotte Best. Charlotte works in a lab that studies the influence of the gut microbiome (all the bacteria in our gut) on the brain and behavior. She is in charge of analyzing its effects on individual neurons and she also found that MRI impacts certain neurons in a negative way, which hasn't been documented before.If you're interested in talking about your MSU research on the radio or nominating a student, please email Chelsie and Danny at scifiles89fm@gmail.com. Check The Sci-Files out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube!

The Results Engine Podcast
TRE 220 - Alex Smith - Embrace Responsibility

The Results Engine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 28:05


Alex Smith started his career in solar 5 years ago when he borrowed $4000 from his grandmother to move to California. Since then, he became the director of sales at Sungrade Solar and then transitioned to the regional manager at Kota Energy Group. He built very successful sales teams from the ground up. In March of 2021, Alex started Spartan Solar out of his living room, finishing this year with $31,000,000 in sales. In 2022, Spartan's on pace to do $150,000,000 with expansion into multiple markets QI. Alex is passionate about living a life of excellence in the gym, in business, and using discipline to achieve freedom. In this episode, Alex shares with Mike his journey in the solar industry. Alex describes how he copes with stress and turns it into fuel to elevate his and his team's results.

Optimal Performance Podcast
377 Medicin, Life and Unicorn Mushrooms with Mimi and Chase

Optimal Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 82:07


These two raise the vibration.  Mimi and Chase are the hosts of the insightful podcast The Medicin  They also make one of the most unique and researched specialty immune supplement in the world.  USE CODE OPP for 15% off Immune Intel AHCC EPISODE SPONSORS - BioProtien+ - Boost HGH Naturally - Get $30 off here  Spartan - 2022 Spartan Race schedule In this episode we cover: •Ask yourself “What script for life are you blindly following?” •What is the true definition of medicine •The importance of changing up the way you eat and exercise •Why you can't rely on your partner for YOUR happiness •Why medicinal mushrooms are for lovers •Immune Intelligence from a mycelial matrix •Unicorn fungi •Why should health matter beyond the obvious

The Game Informer Show
Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Halo series has continuously been a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and few episodes encapsulate that as well as this week's tale in "Allegiance." Join us on The Game Informer Show as we discuss the eighth episode of the series, break down the most significant moments, and discuss the scene everyone is talking about. Your regular hosts of Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back again and definitely have thoughts on the return of Master Chief, Makee, and Dr. Halsey. After a week away on Madrigal with Kwan and Soren, the focus shifts back to Reach and what the UNSC is doing about finding The Covenant and Halo. While the militaristic arm of humanity panics over other planets getting glassed by their alien foes, John and Makee are spending time getting to know each other after their shared vision of the show's namesake. While the universe's greatest Spartan and the Covenant spy fraternize in the park (and other places), Dr. Halsey continues to meddle in order to advance humanity in her image, threatening the people she's trying to save in the process. Will the good doctor's interference and the union between the main characters result in unity between the two warring factions or make the upcoming battle that much harder? You'll just have to listen to this week's show to find out. What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

Spartan Geek
Spartan Geek: Animes Y Mangas, '''Lectura de Manga (el adiós de una era)'''

Spartan Geek

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 62:52


Podcast del Stream publicado el día 5/01/22 El anime y el manga siguen a la orden del día, checamos lo más mamalon con la narración al estilo chingon del tio Drak! My Hero Academia, Solo Leveling y más waifus! Únete al desmadre con toda la banda spartana Para cualquier pedido, que arme tu PC Gamer, tu Estación de Trabajo o componentes para armar tu PC por tu cuenta no duden en contactarme por este correo: pedidos@spartangeek.com

The Alex Rudd Fishing Podcast
Ep. 100 | Fishing in the Worlds LONGEST Fishing Tournament?!?

The Alex Rudd Fishing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 85:12


This podcast is brought to you by… Monsterbass: https://bit.ly/2ChnsFW Use code BEARD to save 25% off everything on the cite. X2Power (https://bit.ly/3CGTvc0) or visit a Batteries Plus near you! Company Cam by visiting companycam.com/alexruddfishing you get 50% off your first two months and 14 day free trial. This episode I am joined by David Swinseid. David is known for his involvement in the development of the spy bait and many other amazing baits. In this episode though we discuss the Apex Pro bass fishing tour and his participation in the Spartan 580 tournament. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alex-rudd-fishing/support

History of Persia
73: The Karanos

History of Persia

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 34:22


In 408 BCE, Darius II decided the Ionian War called for more drastic, teenage measures. He sent the 16 year old Prince Cyrus to rule western Anatolia as Karanos, a supreme military authority. Cyrus did everything in his power to enable his new Spartan allies' victory against Athens. Sign Up For The History Buffs at TheHistoryBuffs.com/HistoryOfPersia Intelligent Speech Conference 2022! Buy tickets with promo code Persia Patreon | Support Page Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/history-of-perisa/support

UKOCR
The Swift Half – Episode 64

UKOCR

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 64:41


Your Weekly dose of current news from the OCR scene with Pub landlord Alan and Regular Ian UKOSF time trials, Spartan, Last ever dirty Weekend, Born Survivor OCR Growing, OCR SM, OCR Insurance coming soon Check out UKOCR website  Follow UKOCR on Instagram Follow UKOCR on Facebook Check out UKOCR TV Check out the UKOCR Podcast Check out the UKHXR Podcast Check out the ORM Podcast Check out the Farmyard Jam Ultra OCR Support our Producers on Patreon

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast
Spartan Race Big Bear Predictions

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 46:59


Matt B. Davis, Jack Bauer, and Miranda Kielpinski give predictions on Spartan Big Bear 2022 Compete against the experts - Make your Spartan picks here! Support Us On Patreon ORM YouTube Channel  Intro  Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels Listen to your favorite player or the box below

OFX Podcast
OFX EPISODE 74: ALYSSA HAWLEY IS ALL IN WITH HYROX.

OFX Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 51:22


OFX EPISODE 74: ALYSSA HAWLEY IS ALL IN WITH HYROX. She was once part of Spartan's Fab Five, but Alyssa has decided it's time to step away from OCR and focus on Hybrid racing. We can't wait to see what all she accomplishes.

Man of Mastery Podcast
101 Dan Proffitt | You May Die

Man of Mastery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:05


Doctore Dan Proffitt is a life-long martial arts student and instructor, Wyoming born and raised, and a self-proclaimed cowboy, samurai, ninja, viking, spartan, and philosopher all rolled into one! This 20 year old trapped in the body of a 50 year old is about to take on the Spartan Death Race where the full extent of waiver states, YOU MAY DIE. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Epic global community (Spartan OCR) Getting your ass off the couch Why take on The Death Race?? What's the hardest Spartan venue? Endurance events (Ultra & HH) Coming back from failure (a DNF) Life lessons learned in events Applying martial arts in Spartan OCR Reframe, adapt, and overcome

The Rest Is History
184. History's Biggest Questions with Dan Carlin (Part 2)

The Rest Is History

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:55


Could the West have lost the Cold War? Would we be happier if we didn't study history? Would you prefer to have a samurai, a Viking or a Spartan as your bodyguard?Tom and Dominic are joined by Hardcore History's Dan Carlin for a second episode to tackle the biggest questions in history.Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Producer: Dom JohnsonExec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack DavenportTwitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrookEmail: restishistorypod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Drive with Jack
*Roger Callard, multi-sport Spartan, champion bodybuilder, actor & ‘22 inductee in the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame.

The Drive with Jack

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 23:29


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
*Roger Callard, multi-sport Spartan, champion bodybuilder, actor & ‘22 inductee in the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame.

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 23:29


Spartan Confidential Podcast
Memories of former Michigan State star Adreian Payne

Spartan Confidential Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 42:42


MLive reporters Brandon Champion and Kyle Austin are joined by former MLive Michigan State beat reporter Diamond Leung to discuss the tragic death of former Spartan star Adreian Payne. Topics include his development on and off the court, memorable moments and his genuine and moving bond with Lacey Holsworth during the 2013-14 season. Also, Michigan State gets a surprise commitment and Max Christie's looming NBA decision.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast
Finance to Real Estate with Ben Lapidus | EP103

Working Capital The Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 37:56


Ben Lapidus is a partner and Chief Financial Officer for Spartan Investment Group LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to construct a portfolio of over $300M assets under management from scratch, build the corporate finance backbone for the organization, and organized over $100M of debt capital from the firm. Ben is also a co-founder and host of the Best Ever Conference and the managing partner of Indigo Ownerships LLC, where he sponsored 40+ single family and multifamily Real estate transactions. In this episode we talked about: * Ben's  Bio & Background * Spartan Investment Group  * First Steps in Real Estate Space * Transition from Single Family Houses to Real Big Deals * Best Ever Conference Evolution and Partnership * First Deal Details * Money or Wisdom? * Building a Team * Risk Navigation * Real Estate Market Outlook * Mentorship, Resources and Lessons Learned Useful links: Carlo Rovelli books Ben@spartan-investors.com Transcriptions: Jesse (0s): Welcome to the working capital real estate podcast. My name is Jesper galley. And on this show, we discuss all things real estate with investors and experts in a variety of industries that impact real estate. Whether you're looking at your first investment or raising your first fund, join me and let's build that portfolio one square foot at a time. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to working capital the real estate podcast. My guest today is Ben Lapidus. Ben is a partner and chief financial officer for Spartan investment group, LLC, where he has applied his finance and business development skills to acquire the company's current portfolio, build the corporate finance backbone for the firm and organize hundreds of million dollars of debt capital.   Ben is also the founder and host of the nation, the national best ever real estate investing conference and managing partner of indigo ownerships, LLC, where he sponsored 40 plus single family and multifamily real estate transactions. Ben, how you doing today?   Ben (56s): Doing awesome. Thanks for having Jesse.   Jesse (58s): Well, thanks for coming on. And before we jump into kind of the background and where you're working right now, for those that don't know, I think a lot of our listeners do know, but the best ever real estate investing conference, can you just let listeners know what you did the best ever? I guess it's now not just a conference, it's kind of a whole company in general, but if you could just let listeners that don't know what that is. Just kind of give a little bit of a bio there.   Ben (1m 20s): Yeah. The best ever conference it's turned into a world and an experience, a Disneyland, all of its own for real estate investors. It brings together over 1500 real estate investors, syndicators and operators. Every year. It matches over half a billion of unplaced capital and over 50 billion of assets under management from active operators, 96% of attendees have done at least one commercial deal in the last six months. So it's a really frothy, active community. If people come together at the beginning of every year to learn about what's ahead in the economic conditions to network with each other, learn from each other, get deals done and party with each other.   It's an awesome time.   Jesse (1m 53s): That's awesome. So the, the last one that you had, when was that and where was it?   Ben (1m 58s): Yeah, it was in February this year, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, as it's been for the last six years, we are picking up our roots and next year it's gonna be March 8th through 10th in salt lake city, first time outside of Denver.   Jesse (2m 11s): Awesome. That's great. Well, thanks for coming on. Like I said, at the outset, so you, in your current role right now, our CFO of Spartan investment group and what are you guys typically doing there? I think we talked a little bit before the show and I've listened to you on other podcasts, but a lot of it correct me if I'm wrong is self storage syndication. Is there a multi-family as well in that what's that company all about?   Ben (2m 34s): Yeah. So we started off as an opportunity to stick commercial real estate investor, meaning that we were more into the business of real estate. Then we will set class. However, we found ourselves through a very intentional decision making process, being proactive as opposed to reactive with self storage assets. So along the way, we did pick up some workforce housing in RV camps. Specifically, we have some retail, we have some industrial, but that's all minor compared to our growing self storage portfolio. At this stage, with that half a billion assets under management self storage is our main focus.   It just so happens that where we buy what we buy typically conveys with other types of asset classes, we've owned a carwash before as an example. So yeah,   Jesse (3m 15s): I was just watching the last season of breaking bad. So the carwash, the carwash aspect of it, it's funny because I'll, I'll look out on like different cash businesses that are tangentially related to real estate and car washes and laundromats seem to come up time and time again.   Ben (3m 30s): Yeah.   Jesse (3m 31s): So you, you did when you're in school, you're at Rutgers finance and economics. Take us back for, from that time in your life and going into what you're doing right now. Was it a fairly logical step to go into real estate? How did you move into the space?   Ben (3m 47s): Yeah, no, not at all. Do you want you all to short the 32nd answer Jesse or the three minute answer   Jesse (3m 51s): You can give the three minute answer. All   Ben (3m 53s): Right. All right. Cool. So yeah, Rutgers, I went into finance thinking that I was going to be an investment banker or some other type of front office wall street, Jackie, you know, I grew up in north Jersey. So I thought that was the only path laid out for me that came to a head in 2009. I had offers from Goldman Sachs and Citibank and crap. I can't even roll UBS. And then 2009 happened and they all disappeared. And the only thing that was left was Barclays capital just bought Lehman brothers. So I went to go work for their fixed income business, doing credit, exotic credit derivatives as an intern.   I still hadn't finished school yet and found out that that life was not for me. It was not fun. And I tried every which way to try to make it fun. I shadowed wealth management, I'd shadowed FX and commodities and equities and research, both debt and equity, investment banking. I shadowed every type of front office investment banking job I could find. And I could not find any place that I enjoyed outside of the quantitative aspects. I didn't enjoy the culture. I didn't love the significance of the work.   So I quit. And I went and started the study abroad company in Costa Rica, which has a huge about face. I'll just kind of gloss. Over that three years later, we were doing $2 million a year in revenue, bringing environmental engineering, renewable energy engineering students from 10 different countries, 80 different universities to Costa Rica to learn about sustainability, renewable energy engineering. We were doing about $2 million a year in revenue until hormones and ego got in the way things fell apart. And I had to move on. So I took my winnings, my small winnings from that business, got myself a job in ad tech where I learned about big data.   And along the way, started investing in single family houses. The company that I worked for was one of the very first unicorns a decade ago, and it made a lot of VPs close to me millionaires overnight when it IPO at six months after I started. And so they heard about what I was doing. He started throwing cash at me. I started accidentally syndicating when I was 23, 24 years old, and I acquired several million dollars, a single family multifamily real estate. I took my net worth from 800 bucks to half a million dollars using other people's money in about two years, which was an accident, but it was hugely meaningful because I was able to take that net worth balance sheet and start doing significant things with it.   So when I realized that I was talented at real estate components of it, not all things real estate, certainly just components of it. And I met my wife and I wanted to leave the city to move out to Denver. I knew that the work that I had built up in ad tech was not going to last in this city. And so I wanted to commit myself to what I was good at, which was this real estate investing world. So in 2016, I started the best ever conference to make a name for myself by way of that, I found my current business partners and the three of us have built a awesome self storage syndication and development engine.   That is smart enough, I believe to navigate the world to have   Jesse (6m 37s): So not dissimilar from a lot of people that get into real estate. Usually typically not a straightforward path as sounds like some somewhat similar here. How was that transition from going and being into the world of single family housing to actually doing larger deals? Was there one thing that led to another in terms of it was one big deal, one opportunity, or was that a process that kind of developed over time?   Ben (6m 59s): Yeah, I would say it was a light switch, which is, there is no path to commercial real estate. There is no barrier to entry, artificial or preexisting barrier to entry. The barrier to entry is artificial and it's in your mindset. So I, I had acquired for single families when I had a buddy at my work when I was 22, 23 years old, it was like, Hey, I have a friend that's doing a skill share class here in New York city about how to buy a $7 million building for $15,000. I was like, that's a catchy title. I'm going to check that out. This is back in the day when Skillshare was in person, like it wasn't digital is like their early business model.   So I went and I was one of like five other people. And the guy giving that class was Joe Fairless in 2012. If you're familiar with Joe Fairless has got one of the top three podcasts in commercial real estate investing due to acquired a 2 billion multifamily portfolio in the last five, five or six years, he's got an awesome business. And so I took that class and the one thing that I walked away from it was, oh, I can go do this right now. I don't have to build up to this. There's no difference in figuring this out versus what I've already done other than scale. That's the only thing. And I can scale. I have that. I have that, you know, confidence that's typically associated with white men who haven't had any adversity presented to them.   I, I can figure this out. So that's, that's what I took away from that interaction. And Joe and I have become good friends. We started the best ever conference together in, in 2016. So that, that was the biggest thing was just that mindset switch.   Jesse (8m 21s): So for, I mean, there'll be a number of listeners that know what the best ever is or best ever conference. How did that partnership? You said there was two other partners. So yourself with Joe, you know, I remember seeing the YouTube videos years ago. So I was curious what started first? Was it the conference that started first? Was it the, the content that was uploaded to social media? How did that kind of become what it is today? Cause it's, it's massive today.   Ben (8m 47s): Yeah. So let me clarify. I've got two partners in Spartan investment group that have nothing to do with best ever conference. The three of us run smart investment group best ever as a is a hundred percent owned by Joe Fairless. We, he started that in 2013. The very first thing was the podcast and the podcast was the nucleus of his entire economic engine in all of the values. He supplies that the community and, and other investors from that, we had been friends since 2012. When I moved to Denver, I said, Hey, Joe, you've got this podcast, you've got this blossoming syndication business.   I'm trying to make a splash for myself. I've got this experience running study abroad companies. I can, I can build good event experiences. So we decided to marry it together. It's his brand, but specifically on the conference, we, we run that together. So the, the podcast for Joe came first for me, the conference came first for both of us. The thought leadership platforms came before the successful syndication company. Joe found his partner at Ashcroft capital because of a direct result of all the work he had been doing prior to meeting his partner and same for myself.   Jesse (9m 51s): So for yourself and your two other partners in your current business, what, I'm the first deal that you did, where you had to, it wasn't bootstrapped and you had to raise outside capital or syndicate the deal. What did that deal look like? And you know, w what was the, you know, high-level details of that, that first deal?   Ben (10m 7s): It was awful. I was 24 years old. It was 2000 late, late 2013, close early 2014. I pursued a 34 unit 38 unit $1.3 million building in Richmond, Virginia, not even a building. It was five buildings on five separate parcels, not all contiguous, which made the lending environment very gnarly. As for my first deal. I had a lot of expectations that did not turn out to be reality. And I was definitely one of those frustrated, entitled young millennials, trying to try to get my cash.   The syndication process was interesting. I learned that when you ask for wisdom, you get money. When you ask for money, you get wisdom. That was pretty cool to learn about that, but I successfully raised all of the cash for that first, for that first deal. And I learned that I'm really good at real estate transactions, capital markets, underwriting, feasibility, due diligence. And I turned what was a decent deal, not an extraordinary deal, but a decent deal into a bad outcome because I'm not a great operator. At least I wasn't a great operator. I don't really like kind of using these identity claims that last forever at the time, I wasn't a good operator.   I wasn't great at construction management. I wasn't great at property management and I didn't put enough energy into asset management to kind of cover over those deficiencies. I didn't have a team. I didn't have a business. I was just doing a hustle on the side of a full-time job with another side hustle business along the way. So I made lots of mistakes and I was lucky, frankly, not skilled at getting out of that investment three years later, where my investors got an annualized return, just shy of 7%. And I made nothing over the course of three years, all that work. And I made nothing, which was a great learning lesson, not as much of a learning lesson is when I lost hundreds of thousands of dollars of my investor money, which is a much better story, but that was a great lesson as to like, don't get yourself into something, unless you plan making money.   It was a great learning opportunity, but it didn't do much else other than send me to school.   Jesse (11m 58s): So I want to go into that second quotations, better story. But before you do, can you unpack a little bit of the ask for wisdom, get money, ask for money, get wisdom piece.   Ben (12m 7s): Yeah. Yeah. I think when you're, when you're young, especially, and you don't have a track record, right? A lot of people like to tell you how it is or how it's going to be. And so I think the best way to play into that when you are looking for something substantial, when you're trying to sell something, you're trying to, you're selling a security in exchange for cash, right? And that's the same thing as selling a widget in exchange for cash. You're trying to sell something when you are learning, you want to show that I've learned, you can play that youth card very, very well.   People like to invest in young people because they know that they're going to last a very long time. A, it makes people feel good that they can, they can drive the direction of somebody so young and somebody so impressionable. It it's, it's kinda like that fulfilling mentorship quality. So when you get an investor, I did not shy away from them. You know, wanting to feel like my mentors, even though I might have taken a lot of their wisdom with a grain of salt and, and not as substantially as they would've liked, but also they just like to share their wisdom and feel like they know what they're doing.   Even as the world is rapidly changing. What I've seen is that if you're out of something or not in something at all for the last five years, you're irrelevant. It doesn't matter how much experience you have. If you have 30 years experience and you retired five years ago, you have less experience than the person who's been doing it for the last two years, as far as I'm concerned, that being said, when you're young play that youth card. So people want to tell you where you're wrong and how you could do better. And there's a bit of an Oliver twist component to that. Like, thank you, sir. Can I have some more, can I have some more of your input, even if I'm not going to take it, can I just hear you out?   I want to know more about what you have to say, and when somebody shares a part of their wisdom, they're sharing a part of themselves, and now they're invested into what you're doing. So when you ask for wisdom, you are already getting an investment from that person. You're getting an investment of their time, their knowledge, their wisdom, their energy. And so you've already started that process of them saying yes, because they're already making that investment to you. When you come out of the gate saying here's a terrible deck that nobody has audited, and that has not gone through the, the, the, the cadence of 50 iterations of past failures.   You know, here's my first try. They're going to give you that wisdom, whether or not you like it. So you might as well ask for the wisdom as opposed to asking for the cash.   Jesse (14m 20s): No, that makes a lot of sense. And if you go back, so this story where you've lost hundreds of thousands, I'm always curious about this. Cause, you know, I'm not sure one of my favorite books in the last five years of me reading in the last five years, I think it came out probably 10 or 12 years ago was thinking fast and slow. Danny Kahneman and Tversky, where it was this idea of loss, aversion, you know, gaining 20 bucks versus losing five. The loss always is more amplified. So can you talk a little bit about that, that story of, you know, you, you lost hundreds, hundreds of thousands.   This was one deal.   Ben (14m 54s): It was a few, but it was one play that I was making. So I had gotten 40 50 cashflowing units under my belt. Let's say two thirds of the multi-family a third of them, single family, small, multi kin. And all of them were going well on average, I was cashflowing over 20% with 15 year mortgages, which is like impossible today. But back in 13, 14, 15, 16 was feasible if you bought, right. In fact, I should have just bought wrong and bought a lot more stuff back then. Cause it'd be worth so much more than what it is today, but the hubris set in, right.   You know, when you're in your mid twenties and you've done this well, 20, 30 times, you start to think you can do kind of anything and it must be you again. So I, I made a decision to invest in flips instead of cash flowing assets, which is the only thing that I'd been doing at the time. But it was just too slow. I was making a hundred, 200, $300 per month per unit. And it just felt like a very slow aggregation of wealth from a cash standpoint, I was doing great on my balance sheet, but my pocket book wasn't really fattening up too much. So I wanted to, I wanted to get into flipping cause I was getting jealous of people making 2050, a hundred thousand dollars margins on one house.   So I tried a couple out and I made 20, $30,000 margins on those couple, but I had done so in a way where I had identified a turnkey model where I outsourced basically everything acquisitions, con construction, leasing design, like everything, I'd outsource everything. And so I was like, all right, well, cool. Let me go raise a fund. Now that I've tried this out with my own money and go buy three, five of these at the same time, which I did. And I made acquisition mistakes. I just, I, I, I was in Chicago land in cook county specifically, which is one of the most corrupt places.   I had one house that they had me go through 13 certificate of occupancy inspections, all of which failed every time they came up with new something new that I had to do, even though it wasn't on the original list that they had presented. When I purchased the asset, I just, I didn't know how to navigate cook county. One of the most difficult bureaucracies in America, I, I ended up selling it without the certificate of occupancy for a hundred thousand dollars, less than I planned on a hun $250,000 estimated value. So it's like a significant percentage and I had put $30,000 more into it than I had anticipated.   So I lost 120, $130,000 on that one flip. I had another flip in the same area that I lost 15 grand on. I had another flip at the same time in Richmond, Virginia, that I lost 30 grand on all at the same time. So when you tally that up, it was over 150 grand. I had lost not only a hundred percent of the capital that I had raised from an equity position for that flip fund, which I was trying to scale up to five at a time until I realized very quickly I was terrible at this, but I had also had to throw my own money, another 60 grand into it that I lost. So I lost everybody else's money and my money along the way.   I think the, the thing that was formative for me in that experience was the decision that I was going to take one of the houses that I've worked so hard to pay down to zero and get a hilar on it. Fortunately, I had done that and not only pay off a hundred percent of the capital that I lost to my investors, which I didn't have to do because it was an equity position, not a deposition, but also an annualized eight and a half percent. So all of the investors at least got their money back and beat the S and P so that the taste in their mouth was left.   Very good, better than if I had just done well from the get go, because now I've proven, even when I don't have to, I'm going to find a way to do the right thing and what matters with a good operator, a good sponsor of a deal is how do they behave? How do they act in the trying times and the difficult times when the gamma risk, the environmental risk, which has nothing to do with the operator in this case? That was me. It was, I was, I was the problem, but when the environmental risk is it, it is making it so difficult to make the ask perform. How does the sponsor perform in those trying times, not what are they doing in the good times, or the easy times when they're riding the wave, but how are they behaving in those trying times?   That's what I learned through that experience.   Jesse (18m 52s): Yeah. I think it's part of the reason that there are investors right or wrong out there. There are investors that will only invest with people that have been through some sort of downturn, whether it's, you know, now that in 2022, whether it was a pandemic, oh 7 0 8, 2001, early nineties in commercial real estate. And, you know, the list goes on where they want to have some trial and tribulation. But I really like what you said earlier about the fact that somebody that has doing or is immersed in an environment could be legal, real estate accounting for the last two, three years is going to have more subject matter expertise than somebody that has been doing it for 30 years has been out of the game for 5, 6, 7 years.   It's not to discount the fact that that person has built up a great amount of knowledge over that time. But as you know, our businesses a month to month, quarter to quarter, sometimes obviously it's a longterm business, but you need to really be into the thick of the details of, of what's going on in the market and what, you know, what's happening and what's relevant as of today.   Ben (19m 47s): So   Jesse (19m 48s): In terms of that risk, that piece there, so that environmental risks, the, the aspect of controlling the controllables, just kind of leading into how you built your team up today, so that you can kind of not only ameliorate some of the external risks, but the risks as associated with the fact that you said you were certain aspects of the deal that you were very good at others, that you're not, you were not so good at what was the plate of there to learn to shore yourself up in other areas or to hire expertise in those areas.   Ben (20m 17s): Yeah. So, so for the sake of answering this question, let's get your listeners on the same page. When, when, when you study institutional commercial real estate investing, there's three types of risks that you learn about alpha beta and gamma. I always forget which one's, which, but one of them is, has, has to do with the deal itself conditions of the specific deal. The second is the conditions of those that control the investment, the team, the operator, the sponsor, and the third is, is those risks that you can't really control as in, in the environment, the economic conditions or whatever, like jurisdiction, legal bureaucracies, whatever it might be.   So we go through a lot of different risk mitigation strategies. One of them is called a pre-mortem, which is like a post-mortem, but you pretend like you've already failed. And you come up with all of the reasons why you failed and you kind of work backwards as to what caused those things. And then we look at what are the ways to mitigate each of those failures, each of those things that cause those failures, and sometimes you can't, sometimes you have to accept them. And there's different things that you can do with risk. You can mitigate the risk by doing something active, to make that risk lessened or gone away all altogether.   And if it's gone away altogether, that's called eliminating the risk. You can also transfer the risk. You can hire somebody that can take on that risk for you. That's like hiring a securities attorney to put, put your PPM together so that you don't have securities risk. Your attorney has securities risk. We've transferred the risk in exchange for feet. The last thing you can do is you can accept that risk mitigate, eliminate transfer accept, and you can accept that risk. That's the whole point of doing your due diligence and having an underwriting file. And underwriting file is your best guest estimation of what risks might be costly to you that could cause volatility to your target returns.   When you accept those risks, it's fine to accept the risk. Just what is the, the, the, the, the spectrum of costs associated with that risk that could affect your returns. If you are aware of those risks, you package them into your underwriting and you make them transparent to your investor community. Then what's the harm in the risk being there altogether. In fact, the risk is really what brings opportunity. We shouldn't be afraid of the risk, right? We should be looking for that risk. As long as we have the rains to tame that bull, we should be looking for that risk as much as possible.   Jesse (22m 30s): So if you'd give a couple examples or say there's a couple items, so CapEx reserve, for instance, the idea of actually keeping a certain amount of capital for longer term expenses, as one say, risk mitigation tool. And then another being, let's just say, going with fixed rate, a fixed rate debt for one of your investments. So you would categorize those and you would figure out which type, which type of risk that is first of all, trying to mitigate, and what is it actually doing? So for instance, if we take fixed, you know, if we take fixed debt, you're basically saying at that point, we have the ability to have less volatility into, into our debt payments at a price, usually a higher rate.   And that would be in this case, you wouldn't be, well, I guess you would be eliminating the risk for a period of time. Is that how the kind of the framework that you would look at?   Ben (23m 22s): We, we would, we would work. We would work it a little bit more downstream from there and go backwards. So we would start with the failure. The failure would be, we are not able to hit our target returns, why debt service was higher than we expected. Why? Because interest rates went up and we got a floating rate loan. Okay. How do we either mitigate, eliminate or transfer that risk if we don't want to accept it? Well, we mitigate it by not getting a floating rate loan. We get a fixed rate loan that would be eliminating the risk altogether. We call that interest rate risk.   The other thing that we could do is we could purchase an interest rate cap. So three months ago, interest rate caps were affordable for two or three years. Now they're not. So interest rate caps are just not really a economically feasible thing to do. So that's not an option anymore. The, so here's an example. We just locked in a two 60 Sofer spread on, on a, on a loan, which with a 40 basis point floor. So it's at 3% basically today. And it will be at 3% probably until we get like more than an eighth of a point hike going on, but it's definitely gonna go up.   However, we're looking at alternatives that put our fixed rates anywhere from 4.75 to 5.5, which is much higher than it was a year or two ago. So the fact that we get to start with 3% with interest only into perpetuity, with limited recourse, with all of these other benefits, there's no interest rate cap requirements. There's no lock box. There's all these other things that are soft costs that investors just don't care about, but make it easier to operate the actual deal, because you're not focused on the administration of the nonsense that these institutional banks require.   Even though we've got floating rate interest rate risks, we're starting at 3%, which is two and a half percent of our, of our fixed rate alternative. And even if the interest rate goes above what we anticipated it to be, we've got two, three, I don't know, 12 months, 18 months, pick your, pick your prediction of having a benefit of however much cashflow along the way. So we're okay with our floating interest rate going above our fixed rate in month, 18 or month 36, or month 40, whatever it might be, however long it takes to get there because our best economic predictions and our model suggests that rates will come back down.   Eventually just will take three years, five years, six years. We're not sure, but we can go up as high as four more points. And we are satisfied with how bad things can get. Now, if we go up more than four points, we might be in a little bit of trouble, but I think a lot of folks would be in a lot of trouble, which is not a good way to, to, to, to say like, that's okay. A lot of folks are going to be in trouble, but we also have a very low debt ratio. So we're, we're comfortable that we can pay off a significant percentage of the debt to make it more, make it more palatable. If it does go up four points, it just wouldn't be ideal, but it's manageable.   Jesse (25m 60s): Yeah. No, that makes sense. So if we move over to the investor relations side of your business, what you have created today, is this more of an asset specific type of syndication that you, that you typically do? Or is this a fund model where you're having people come in and come out on a regular basis?   Ben (26m 17s): Yeah. So up until last month, it was, you get to pick your, the placement of your, of your capital. Here's one deal. You can invest into it. Here's another offering. It's a separate deal. You can invest into it. It would be based off of our acquisitions pipeline. So if we were buying a four property portfolio, we were selling securities for that for property portfolio. If we were buying one one-off investment location address, you'd be, we'd be selling a security to invest in that one deal. Today, we have produced the amount of demand for the investment vehicle and have a enough verifiable deal flow that we are comfortable with the fund.   And so we now offer a fund.   Jesse (26m 55s): Hmm. Yeah. And it seems like a logical transition for most individuals. But I find that there are, you know, you talk to investors, even listeners on the, the podcast where they were, that person that had that full-time job and kind of side hustling, even on the syndication side where you're trying to figure out where's that inflection point where you move, you leave the current job you're having, and you can do this. Full-time because it's usually from my experience, it's not like one perfect. Oh, here's the deal. That's big enough for me to leave everything. It's always a, it's always a question mark. And it's a uncomfortable decision that people do make if they do make it at that point.   Ben (27m 30s): Yeah. So it was the question like, when is it the right time to   Jesse (27m 33s): When I mean, I, my, my gut always says, it's never really the right time. It's you make a decision with the best facts that you have, but what would you answer if, you know, if somebody is out there asking, saying I have what you had back a few years back where they're trying to figure out, I want to go this way with my life. I want to actually go into the investment side of it and leave the day job, but trying to figure out what, when the right time is.   Ben (27m 57s): Yeah. I, I think to your, to your point, I think everybody's position is different. Circumstances are different. And I don't want to dictate, you know, if you have three kids versus zero kids, you're in a completely different life situation, right? So your calculus, your cost benefit analysis is going to be different, but high level, I've got two different answers. Number one, I don't believe in the burn, your boat mentality, where, you know, you burn your boat, you put your back up against the wall and you'll figure a way to fight it out. In fact, I think it's different. I think Hungary's make bad decisions. So there's a little sound for you. It don't burn your boat. Hungary's make bad decisions.   When you get hungry, you start to flail and you start to get a little bit erratic. And at least for me, when somebody said that, I was like, heck yeah, that's what I've had. That's, that's how I've behaved. When I've gotten hungry. You know, I like bought into this burn, your boat mentality. I started to make bad decisions. I started to think in the short term, not in the longterm and I wasn't playing a chess. I was playing checkers. You know, I was like trying to win today, not tomorrow. On the other hand, if you've created something comfortable enough, the idea that managing both is, is supplementing yours or your family's income.   I think it could be faulty. So if you're able to produce enough that you're not going to be hungry when you burn your boat, your W2, I think that the mental load of the distraction in and of itself is enough to limit your creativity, to limit your capacity, your bandwidth, to be more and to do more. So, but all three of us, when we got started, you know, I had a New York city gig that I had gotten to be pretty well-refined. I was only putting in like 10 hours a week into it out here in Denver, Colorado, another partner, you know, flies for an airline.   And so he's able to just like request leave. I mean, he's still like on payroll, you know, he hasn't, he like flies once a quarter, you know what I mean? And then the third guy worked for the government and the government is pretty inefficient. He was able to fly under the radar two hours a week. But for two out of the three of us, we realized that the mental load alone, not the hours committed, but the mental load alone, the distraction, the requirement of having to give yourself to somebody else at a moment's notice in exchange for paying, spending time with the people that you're collaborating with to build this thing is not worth the income.   Yes, you will be taking a step back today, but the potential of where you'll be three years from now is so much more valuable.   Jesse (30m 16s): Yeah. I couldn't agree with that more. It is interesting. And, and kind of eyeopening that when you're talking, especially when you're raising outside capital, that when something happens, you literally drop everything mentally and, and usually physically as well. But it is definitely a tool that even in my business, you know, we have clients that are pretty active and demanding, but brokerage, same thing. That's I don't think that it's the same amount of kind of mental, the mental workout you get when something really crazy happens with the investing side and you have to attend to it. So I couldn't agree with that more.   I want to be mindful of the time Ben, we have four questions. We ask every guest that comes on the kind of rapid fire. But before we get there, I ask every guest, when we come to the end here is just kind of your general outlook right now at the market. We're coming into a new year. Hopefully we're past fingers, crossed some, some pretty tumultuous times that we've had in the last 24 months. What's your general philosophy or outlook for the short to midterm? You know, whether that's opportunities you're seeing, or just generally what your thoughts are on where we're headed.   Ben (31m 15s): Yeah. It's a complicated question because it depends on where you're what asset class you're in, what your, your investment thesis is. But, you know, I like, we just had Spencer levy, who's the, it's got another title, but I'm gonna call them the global chief economist of, of CVRE, just present at, at both best ever conference. And to my company's part, investment group to the whole team. And, you know, he's all over the place. When you ask him economics based questions, he's got answers for everything, but they, they they're all over the place. So in storage, I'm just gonna speak to storage. If that's all right and storage, there's still lots of opportunity.   And, and I will explain why the first is, is everybody's scared of two things, inflation and interest rate risk inflation has more of an impact on pre negotiated contracts that lasts a lot longer. So if you've got a retail lease, that's five years with 3% packaged increases, but rate of inflation is 10%. You're going backwards by 7%, every year locked in for five years, right? You've got a multifamily contract that lasts 12 months for a lease, but inflation is going up by 1% every month.   The value of that contract is being diluted by 1%. Every month, self storage is a month to month situation. So we can change our rents whenever we want, even if we just changed them last month might not be beneficial from a business operation standpoint, but from a, a pricing elasticity standpoint, it's one of the most beneficial asset classes to be in to hedge inflation. All asset classes typically end up catching up with interest rates eventually because inflation is, is, is linked to interest rates and inflation pushes rents up, right? Like in theory, w there's more wages as a result of inflation, people have more money.   The price of goods goes up. The price of services goes up. The price of rent goes up. So it's just a matter of how fast prices adjust relative to interest. We see self storage adjusting much faster than industrial office retail and even multifamily. So that's our, that's my, my soapbox on inflation on the interest rate side, I think as long as your spreads between interest rate and cap rates still make sense, there's a play. So in retail, retail is not down for the count. Retail has a lot of opportunity and they're trading at 7%. Now there's a lot of lenders that won't lend on retail, but if you can find the debt at five, five and a half percent, there's a spread there.   So in self storage, when we've, when we got started, we were in the six, six and a quarter six and a half percent cap rate, which is, sounds really juicy today. Now we're looking at cap rates in the four, four and a half, sometimes 5% range. And when interest rates were at three and a half, 4%, there was spread. Now that the interest rates are at five, five and a quarter five and a half, sometimes under five, there's no spread. So how do you make that work? And we're starting to answer that question. Well, we're getting more aggressive with our rent growth assumptions because of inflation. We're looking at cap rate compression, but there's only so much risk you want to take on in the aggression aggressiveness of your underwriting model.   So we're, we're starting to look for other strategies. We have not paid as much attention to raw land development. Even though we have that capacity, we've done it a few times. We've never done a conversion at Spartan investment group, but there's more margin in those things. And the short term interest rates are still attractive enough in this very, very small window of time that we can make that work until we start to see things plateau. And we can figure out where, how, if, how cap rates are going to adjust relative to interest rates to see if that spread comes back. I don't   Jesse (34m 32s): Know. Yeah, no, that's a long   Ben (34m 34s): Winded answer.   Jesse (34m 35s): Yeah, that's pretty tight. Okay. So four questions. I'll kick it off right now. What is one book or resource that you could recommend for listeners that, that you've been recommending recently?   Ben (34m 46s): Everybody's talks about real estate economics business books. So I'm going to throw something else out there because I think the best investors have like a very, very they're Renaissance, men and women. So I'm going to go with the order of time by Carlo Rovelli. He is a gravitational loop theorist, and he makes physics accessible to the layman, the boundaries of physics. And I think that studying physics helps widen the creativity and the capability of an investor's mindset.   Jesse (35m 10s): That's great. I haven't heard about that. One. Love the topic though. Big Brian Green fan. Okay. So what would you tell a younger individual that's trying to get into the industry, whether it's specifically on the investment side or just real estate in general, what would be some advice you'd give them from just a mentorship perspective?   Ben (35m 32s): It depends. It depends on who they are, what they've asked me, where they're, where they're at in their life, but collaboration, beats competition. Don't try to be a hero. Don't try to be something that you're not embellish yourself, put yourself out there, have hubris, but don't let others tell you how it is either. You can recreate everything. Don't assume that just because people have doctorates or pilot certifications that they know what the heck they're doing, everybody has an adult has imposter syndrome. Everybody's figuring out their lives because if they weren't, they would get bored and they would quit.   So if they're engaged in what they do, it means that they're also figuring out what they do. So don't be intimidated, but also have a humility and learn. I don't know, here we go.   Jesse (36m 18s): There's usually a couple answers for this, but if one sticks out in your head, something that you didn't know when you first got into our industry, that you know now, and you know, you'd like to share with your younger self or again, people that are, that are breaking into the investment side of our business,   Ben (36m 34s): The investment side of our business, be intentional about your investment thesis experiment with it upfront. And then once you find something that works, eliminate all the distractions and go all in.   Jesse (36m 46s): All right, last question. This might be a, a wasted one if you're in New York for a long period of time, but a first car make and model   Ben (36m 53s): First car, man, I don't know. My car is a Ford Taurus. Is that a thing?   Jesse (37m 0s): That is a thing that, that was my family car growing up. That was our drive to Florida car for 20 hours trip. Awesome. Well, Ben, for those that would kind of want to reach out or connect with you aside from a Google search, where would you point them to?   Ben (37m 16s): Yeah, you can reach me at Ben at Spartan, hyphen investors.com.   Jesse (37m 21s): My guest today has been Ben Lapidus. Ben, thanks for being part of working capital.   Ben (37m 25s): Awesome. Thanks Jesse.   Jesse (37m 34s): Thank you so much for listening to working capital the real estate podcast. I'm your host, Jesse for galley. If you liked the episode, head on to iTunes and leave us a five star review and share on social media, it really helps us out. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, Jesse for galley, F R a G a L E, have a good one. Take care.  

AutoSave: Final Fantasy VII
3. Hudson Griffin | Halo Infinite (Missions 4-5)

AutoSave: Final Fantasy VII

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:31


Cortana or Weapon? On this episode Nick and Camille discuss why Weapon was directed to kill Cortana. We also react to meeting another Spartan and break down a couple more boss fights, this time against Chak Lok and Bassus. The Banished are really coming after us, huh. Join the Patreon squad for bonus episodes, discord access, prizes and even more goodness: https://www.patreon.com/autosavepod Follow @autosavepodcast on Twitter! While you are there say hello to @thisiscamco and @nickandrade, or reach out to the show over email to say hey: podcast@autosavepod.com If merch is your thing, be sure to check out the store: https://bit.ly/atsmerch You can also join us on twitch, because you never know when we will pop in for a live show: https://www.twitch.tv/autosavepod

ATO: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE
Episode 34 Oklahoma City PD Brian Picklo

ATO: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 73:55


EPISODE 34 OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE DEPT BRIAN “PICK” PICKLO “ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SURVIVE” The Assist the Officer Foundation welcomes on one of Oklahoma City PD's finest in Brian “Pick” Picklo. Brian's story in becoming a lawman took a much different path as he also is a 2 time All American wrestler for the Michigan State Spartans and was the Big Ten Champion in the 190 pound weight class in 1996.  In a testament to his rugged refusal to fail attitude Brian accomplished this a walk on at Michigan State……taking a true Spartan path.   In 2008 he made the United States Olympic trial finals in the USA Judo team and he considered this a “hobby”. Since joining the Oklahoma City Police Department he has been a SWAT sniper, Narcotics Detective, Firearm training instructor, and now currently is a Motor Jock.  Brian is a devoted husband and father to three incredible kids who are all Division 1 athletes as both of his sons wrestle for Oklahoma University and his daughter plays soccer for the Oklahoma City Cowboys in Stillwater. Our guest is resilient and determined and his Michigan State quest, alone, will motivate and inspire you. He models and inspires optimism as he has been infectious with instilling toughness and desire in the 1000's of young wrestlers he has coached and mentored. The definition of a Spartan:   1:A native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta.  2:A person of great courage and self discipline.

HCS Pro Talk
Episode 234 - Speaking Your Mind

HCS Pro Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 102:13


Hello and welcome to episode 234 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we discuss the latest around Snip3down competing in both Apex and Halo, Spartan getting fined for speaking his mind, and the recent Season 2 woes. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. Timestamps 0:00:00 - Intro 0:02:42 - Competitive Halo News 0:43:37 - Upcoming Tournaments of the Week 0:47:57 - Rostermania 0:48:38 - Tournament & League Recaps 0:50:20 - Topic 1:06:57 - Halo News 1:17:20 - CoD and Other Games Watch 1:19:30 - Will's Adventures 1:36:34 - Shoutouts/Community Creations/Ending Shownotes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AlxkqRmJlHXrkarKCRNLXwFqCrLnLE8bh9L0q9565Hg/edit?usp=sharing

Spartan Geek
Spartan Geek: Charla Spartana! TODO sobre TODO! '''Eres Pobre porque Quieres: La Verdad Duele'''

Spartan Geek

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 59:51


Podcast del Stream publicado el día 4/01/22 Nuevamente te cuento la neta y al chile pelón tus verdades, te doy mi opinión y consejos en base a la experiencia de todo ese camino que tuve que recorrer. No es culpa de la sociedad ni los políticos aunque estén de la vrga, siempre tienes que salir adelante y ser más chingon que todos. Para cualquier pedido, que arme tu PC Gamer, tu Estación de Trabajo o componentes para armar tu PC por tu cuenta no duden en contactarme por este correo: pedidos@spartangeek.com

THE HUGE SHOW
The Huge Show - May 9th - Full Show

THE HUGE SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 134:55


Today on the show, we talked about the sad news of the passing of former MSU basketball player Adreian Payne. On a lighter note, we also discussed our Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, and much more as we were joined by some of our great insiders. We started the show with our friend Kyle Austin from MLive talking about the loss of Adreian Payne. He updated us on what happened, and talked about what type of person Adreian was. We were then joined by the GM of our Detroit Pistons - Troy Weaver. He and Huge discussed this current team, the path that they've been on and the path moving forward, and when they think this team will really shine. We wrapped up the show with Brittany from Tin Roof Detroit, talking about everything Tin Roof has to offer. We started the second hour with Tim Staudt from Staudt on Sports in Lansing. He joined Huge to talk about the type of person Adreian was on and off the court. They also discussed what a surprise this was to the Spartan community, and much more. We were then joined by Chris Balas from theWolverine.com to talk some Michingan Basketball and Football. He and Huge talked about NIL, Hunter Dickenson, and more. In our final hour we were joined by Matt Shepard from Bally Sports Detroit to talk about this Detroit Tigers team. He and Huge talked about how bad the hitting as been recently, how good the pitching has been, and what needs to change with this team in order to get to .500. We then replayed Huge's interview with Troy Weaver. We were then joined by Scoop Jackson from ESPN Chicago to talk about the NBA Playoffs. He and Huge discussed who they like watching right now, and who they see being Champions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

THE HUGE SHOW
The Huge Show - May 9th - 4pm Hour

THE HUGE SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 44:58


We started the second hour with Tim Staudt from Staudt on Sports in Lansing. He joined Huge to talk about the type of person Adreian was on and off the court. They also discussed what a surprise this was to the Spartan community, and much more. We were then joined by Chris Balas from theWolverine.com to talk some Michingan Basketball and Football. He and Huge talked about NIL, Hunter Dickenson, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BeastNet
Episode 332 Brittany West

BeastNet

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 89:27


Today Pretty Mike talks with Brittany West about her journey from 4'10" and 280lbs almost unable to shop for groceries without using a mechanical cart to a ripped Spartan and member of More Heart Than Scars. This is a great episode about team and community support both on the course and off. Sit back, relax, and listen to this great story of overcoming. Want your own #raceLOCAL shirts? BeastNet has you covered: https://www.bonfire.com/beastnet-v2/ www.BeastNetPod.com #ocrstrong #helpushelpyou #fullcircleproject #ocr #obstaclerace #obstaclecourseracing #mudrun #racereadyobstacles #frontlineocr #beastnetpod #moreheartthanscars #mhts #celticwarriorchallenge #cwc #ocrtriad #ocrracers #epicseries #berserkerbrew #highlanderassault #lionheartsfitness #sceniccitymudrun #scmr #dolichosrace #dragonocr #mmc #marionmade #mrc #mudracercompany #ocraddix #ocrbuddy Music Info: https://beastnetpod.com/music --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beastnetpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beastnetpod/support

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The Be More Today Show
EP 95: "Running 101" feat. Spartan Sundays Running Club Coaches Ismael Torres and Sean Thomas

The Be More Today Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 82:05


This week's episode will take a look at our top ten most asked questions for beginner, intermediate, and even some advanced runners. The questions answered in this episode are:   1) Where do I start as new or returning runner?  2) How do I decide what sneakers to wear?  3) What smart devices are best for runners?   4) How should I be breathing?  5) How to I get faster?  6) What should I be eating before/ after/ during a race?  7) What are the differences between road vs track vs hills runs?    8) How do I figure out my pace?  9) What are the basic steps to recovery after races/training?  10) How do I join a running club or community in my area?   For more information visit www.bemoretoday.com or email drsean@bemoretoday.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bemoretoday/support

New Books Network
Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 62:16


In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome. While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century. For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What's the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here's The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. 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

New Books in Intellectual History
Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 62:16


In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome. While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century. For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What's the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here's The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books in History
Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 62:16


In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome. While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century. For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What's the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here's The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM
Lauren Emerick about Michigan's Pig Problem

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 19:40


On this week's SciFiles, your hosts Chelsie and Daniel interview Lauren Emerick. Lauren is a junior studying Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, working for Dr. Roloff in the Applied Forest and Wildlife Ecology Lab. Lauren has been researching the behavioral changes in invasive wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in response to management activities in the state of Michigan. Wild pigs are a newly established invasive species in the state of Michigan, and they pose several threats; they uproot agricultural crops, cause damage to the landscape, and compete with native wildlife species. However, very little is understood about wild pig behavior and movement throughout the state. Lauren's research investigates the impact of wild pig management tactics currently being used by wildlife management officials on the behavior of this species, in hopes of informing managers the best course of action to take against this invasive wildlife species. Lauren used data collected from GPS collared wild pigs to assess the movement and behavior of the animals before and after management actions and analyzed the data to better understand the implications of our current methods of invasive wild pig management. If you're interested in talking about your MSU research on the radio or nominating a student, please email Chelsie and Danny at scifiles89fm@gmail.com. Check The Sci-Files out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube! 

XoneBros: A Positive Gaming & Xbox One Community
Halo Season 2 Last Spartan Standing IS Fundamentally STUPID

XoneBros: A Positive Gaming & Xbox One Community

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 69:52


Halo Season 2 has dropped and we review it. There is also a lot of new games here from game pass continuing to make Xbox the Console to beat this generation. As always we also talk all things Xbox with the most positive gaming community on the planet! Whether you like your video games on the Xbox Game Pass, Game Pass for PC, or Game Pass Ultimate, this podcast is for you. Who are the XoneBros? We are your exclusive Xbox Series X & Game Pass weekly podcast. We are more than just a podcast though, we are a positive gaming and Xbox community. We are a group of friends who love gaming, comics, fantasizing about superpowers, and making lame jokes. We strive to bring you news, informative discussion, and rocking good times on a weekly basis all while discussing the world that is Xbox. We are the brothers you never had and the sisters you always wanted... we are the XoneBros. If you are looking for a positive gaming environment, you are always welcome here! Support Us On YouTube

The Game Informer Show
Halo Series Episode 7 Review - Worst Episode Yet?

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022


After two weeks of great episodes, the Halo series takes a huge step back during "Inheritance," the seventh episode of the Paramount Plus episodic adventure. Join us on The Game Informer Show as we break down and spoil the highs and lows of Kwan and Soren's journey and quickly touch on our thoughts on last week's episode, as well. The regular crew of Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are all back and, unfortunately, have bad news to deliver to fans of Master Chief, Cortana, and Dr. Halsey. "Inheritance" features none of those characters or the exciting storyline on Reach with the discovery of the actual Halo ring. Instead, we head back to Madrigal and the ongoing adventures of the reformed Spartan and his rebellious counterpart. After questionably getting out of her car and walking straight into a sand storm, Kwan meets the mysterious desert mystics that lead her to a revelation about what her family's legacy entails. While Kwan is making her discoveries, Soren is back home, gloating about past glories while kind of answering how he got off the planet in the first place. Eventually, our heroes reunite and face off against Vinsher in a fight for control of the planet. Unfortunately, Halo's pacing problem rears its ugly head yet again, and most of the action and plot development feel like filler instead of meaningful moments. The series hasn't been able to justify the inclusion of these characters, and even when the story finally reconnects with the search for the Halo ring, it feels as though they could have covered everything that happened in 50 minutes in a show intro instead. It will be interesting to see how the series rebounds from this now with only two episodes left in the season. Here's hoping we don't have to go back to Halo Tatooine for a long, long time. What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

Casting Through Ancient Greece
52: Birth of the Delian League

Casting Through Ancient Greece

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 43:43


Birth of the Delian League:Leagues in Greece were not a new concept, with many being in existence in one form or another. So, far the major leagues that we have followed have been the Peloponnesian league and the Hellenic league, with both of these still in operation by 477BC. These were primarily defensive in nature and were formed around city states that had shared interests or a common foe. Though, what would happen once interests were conflicted or a threat had been extinguished?In 478/477 Athens would find herself in this position now that Persian had been ejected from Greek lands and campaigning had moved into the eastern Aegean. For Sparta and the Peloponnesians, campaigning could begin to wind down with the threat now far away from their lands. Though Athens and the new eastern Greek members of the league saw the threat still present to their interests in Anatolia. This time interests were far more divided than they were in the disagreements before Salamis and Plataea.We are told the various Ionian and other eastern Greeks would unite together in the face of the harsh treatment by Pausanias and the Spartan commanders. They would approach Athens with support to take control of the leadership, eventually leaving Sparta no alternative with all of the other Peloponnesians having returned home. Though, how involved was Athens in ensuring this support would be fostered towards them and their bid on the leadership?What would eventuate though, with the new circumstances and realities would look very different to the framework and objectives of the Hellenic league. What Athens and the eastern Greeks now recognised, was that they have created something new, with differing goals and objectives. This new group of city states would end up holding their first congress on Delos, establishing the mechanisms and objectives of the league. Today we call this league the Delian league and it would be the beginning of future events that would unfold in the Aegean that would be so influential to the area of the Classical Age in Greece.  This episodes podcast recommendation: Warlords of History Podcast Support the show

Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Game of Thrones Podcast

Paramount+ has hitched its Warthog to one of the most quintessential post 9/11 video game franchises of our time in its 90 Million Dollar show: Halo. Ivan & Red spent an hour with a Spartan's groin humping rhythmically in their face so you don't have to. Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall's newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS As always: Support Ivan & Red! → patreon.com/boarsgoreswords Follow us on twitter → @boarsgoreswords Find us on facebook → facebook.com/BoarsGoreSwords

The Practical Stoic with Simon J. E. Drew
Overcoming Human Devolution with Shane Trotter

The Practical Stoic with Simon J. E. Drew

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 65:35


The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Shane Trotter is the author of Setting the Bar: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Era of Distraction, Dependency, and Entitlement. As a writer, educator, and High-School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he has been challenging youth development norms for over a decade. Shane believes that too much emphasis on comfort and a lost sense of community standards has left people feeling purposeless, disconnected, and trapped in self-limiting patterns. Shane has been featured by multiple coaching clinics and Spartan.com. His articles have been published by websites with millions of readers, such as Quillette, Areo, and Breaking Muscle, where he was an Expert Coach in Residence and helped start the Breaking Muscle podcast. His blog, Inspired Human Development, focuses on exploring the principles of human thriving. Subscribe to get his newsletter, Stuff They Never Told You, for free each week. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon's book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus' writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world's foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices