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Fresh Air
Actor Jonathan Majors

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 46:53


Majors was nominated for an Emmy this year for his role in the HBO series, 'Lovecraft Country.' He co-starred in 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco,' the Spike Lee film 'Da 5 Bloods,' and the Marvel TV series 'Loki.' Now, he's starring in the Jay-Z-produced Western, 'The Harder They Fall,' featuring an all-Black cast. Majors talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about being raised by a single mother who was a preacher, what he learned studying Shakespeare and August Wilson, and his thoughts on two beloved actors he worked with who died young — Chadwick Boseman and Michael K. Williams.Maureen Corrigan will review the new suspense novel by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Perry.

And the Losers Are
Episode 97 - 2018: I Don't Think I Should Have Said That

And the Losers Are

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 98:19


Part Drunk: In this episode the Losers discuss the four favorite Best Picture nominees from 2018, A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Roma and the winner, Green Book.

Please Delete This
Please Delete This - Ep. 169 - Its A Long One

Please Delete This

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 150:08


Aight- first...yes, this is well over 2 hours long; take small bites. Second, we have a special unprompted young guest that stopped by. He is thinking about starting a podcast and we get to give some advice while sharing experiences. Then, the sharp decline into mayhem as we discuss Squid Game, speaking to our 27-year self, invitations, Dave Chappelle and somehow, Spike Lee.

Urban X Podcast
230: "Native tongue," Trump social media, Spike Lee, Condoleezza Rice

Urban X Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 107:21


The #1 Father and Son Podcast!      The Black Dot and Malcom discuss Donald Trump announcing his new social media platform, Spike Lee gets 3rd piece of candy, and Condoleezza Rice speaks her mind on Critical Race Theory ...and more! Check it out! Join the membership: https://www.urbanx.nyc Subscribe to the email list to get live notifications and show updates:  https://www.urbanx.nyc/subscribe

Marketing Over Coffee Marketing Podcast

In this Marketing Over Coffee: In this episode learn about the New Event Landscape, Incrementality, Vanity Metrics, and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: UserTesting and Upfluence Antigen testing for Events MarketingProfs B2B and INBOUND – Spike Lee interview 9:14 Experience what your customers experience with UserTesting. The UserTesting Human […] The post Are Vanity Metrics Bad? appeared first on Marketing Over Coffee Marketing Podcast.

Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts
Carton and Roberts 3pm Hour (10-21-21)

Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 37:03


-Craig actually pays Joe Judge a compliment -The guys talk about the Comcast MSG situation as the Knicks first game on MSG is Friday -Craig talks about Spike Lee's an purse -Why David Lee got the biggest reaction from the Garden crowd last night See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Takeaway
The Global Supply Chain Is A Mess 2021-10-18

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 52:38


The Global Supply Chain Is A Mess  One of the continuing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the disruption of supply chains. The global supply chain is slowing down at a time when demand is high. The Takeaway spoke to Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, about the complex issues causing shortages on store shelves and slowdowns in services. Are Toys Becoming More Gender Neutral? Last week, LEGO — the world's largest toy maker — announced it would make its toys more gender neutral. And earlier this month, the state of California passed a law requiring large retailers to display toys and childcare items in gender-neutral ways. All of this comes as the debate intensifies over whether toys create and perpetuate gender stereotypes. We spoke with Elizabeth Sweet, assistant professor of sociology at San Jose State University to look at both developments, the history of gendered toys, the push to make toys more gender neutral, and more. Terence Blanchard is First Black Composer at Metropolitan Opera House Terence Blanchard joined today's show.You may already be familiar with Terence Blanchard as a 6-time Grammy winner, jazz trumpet player and composer of over 40 film scores, earning him a BAFTA and Academy Award nominee for Best Original Score for Spike Lee's 2018 film, BlacKkKlansman. Blanchard also happens to write operas. He composed Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on Charles Blow's memoir of the same title, and it is the first opera by a Black composer to be housed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.  For transcripts, see individual segment pages. 

The Takeaway
The Global Supply Chain Is A Mess 2021-10-18

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 52:38


The Global Supply Chain Is A Mess  One of the continuing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the disruption of supply chains. The global supply chain is slowing down at a time when demand is high. The Takeaway spoke to Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, about the complex issues causing shortages on store shelves and slowdowns in services. Are Toys Becoming More Gender Neutral? Last week, LEGO — the world's largest toy maker — announced it would make its toys more gender neutral. And earlier this month, the state of California passed a law requiring large retailers to display toys and childcare items in gender-neutral ways. All of this comes as the debate intensifies over whether toys create and perpetuate gender stereotypes. We spoke with Elizabeth Sweet, assistant professor of sociology at San Jose State University to look at both developments, the history of gendered toys, the push to make toys more gender neutral, and more. Terence Blanchard is First Black Composer at Metropolitan Opera House Terence Blanchard joined today's show.You may already be familiar with Terence Blanchard as a 6-time Grammy winner, jazz trumpet player and composer of over 40 film scores, earning him a BAFTA and Academy Award nominee for Best Original Score for Spike Lee's 2018 film, BlacKkKlansman. Blanchard also happens to write operas. He composed Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on Charles Blow's memoir of the same title, and it is the first opera by a Black composer to be housed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.  For transcripts, see individual segment pages. 

BOMM: Black Opinions Matter
BOMM: Kickin' it w/ Celebrities

BOMM: Black Opinions Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 70:07


Amin, Tray, Jerv & Sean shoot the shit about Amin kicking it with J Cole in Vegas, celebrity stories featuring Michael Jordan, Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Steve Kerr, Deron Williams and a few more. The crew typically plays it cool but is there a celebrity you would have to ask for a picture with? What's the best situation? Blk Tray a groupie!!?? We then jump into BMF and break down the latest episode. Who is your favorite character and why is it Lamar? We close the show breaking down the chaos that is currently Oz. Time Stamps: Celebrity Stories (start) BMF (46:15) OZ (56:08) WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: Youtube.com/countthedings1 Produced by John Jervay - https://twitter.com/johnjervay Sign up for The Athletic: TheAthletic.com/dings Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @countthedings @bommpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aria Code
Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Boy of Peculiar Grace

Aria Code

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:30


This week we're decoding with the man who wrote the code - Terence Blanchard, composer of Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Not only is it the work that reopened the Met after its 18-month pandemic shutdown, but it's also the first opera by a Black composer ever to be performed there. Based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a coming-of-age story about his childhood in a tiny town in northwest Louisiana.  From a young age, Charles knew he was different, not like his brothers or the other boys. After being sexually assaulted by his older cousin, he was consumed by shame, and especially when he began to feel attraction toward boys as well as girls. The South was not the place to be questioning one's sexual identity as a Black man in the 1970s and 80s. But in the aria “Peculiar Grace,” he puts his questions aside and looks forward to a brighter future. Host Rhiannon Giddens and her guests explore the experience of feeling like an outsider, and the life-changing path toward self-acceptance. Composer Terence Blanchard is a multiple Grammy-winning composer and jazz trumpeter. Fire Shut Up In My Bones is his second opera, and it premiered at Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 2019. He has scored countless films, and is known for his many collaborations with the film director Spike Lee, including most recently Da 5 Bloods and BlacKkKlansman. Each was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He credits his father for his love of opera, and he has a particular fondness for Puccini's La bohème. Baritone Will Liverman is singing the role of Charles in the Met's production of Fire Shut Up In My Bones. While he was sitting on his couch during the pandemic, wondering if he'd ever get to sing in front of an audience again, he was invited to send an audition tape and landed the role just a few days later. Will has collaborated with D.J. and artist K-Rico to create The Factotum, a contemporary  adaptation of Rossini's The Barber of Seville for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is an alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Dr. E. Patrick Johnson is an artist, writer, and professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern, where he is also the Dean of the School of Communication. He is the author and editor of several award-winning books, including Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. His research for the book included dozens of interviews with men who were born, raised, and still live in the South, and he later adapted it into a staged-reading, Pouring Tea, as well as a full-length play and a documentary. He has received multiple awards both for his scholarship and his stage work.

The Sci-Fi Sigh Podcast
Telling "Tales from the Hood" | Episode 56

The Sci-Fi Sigh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:40


Brutality, Blood Evolution and “Back in the Day” Bullies!! Amber and Ben came to unpack a little bit of everything in their discussion of the 1995 horror anthology film, “Tales from the Hood,” directed by Rusty Cundieff and produced by Spike Lee. Brace yourself for the banter.________________________Join our Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/thescifisigh?ltclid=74dee16e-c704-48b4-a577-240e80313ce7________________________Subscribe to our YouTube Channel-Wild, Wild Love:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9GIA4uF409uBzC-YXf-RQw__________________________________Texas Books Banned:https://pen.org/press-release/texas-school-district-strikes-more-books-from-reading-lists/

Crime in Sports
#274 - Serial Buttocks Fondler - "Iron" Mike Tyson - Part 2

Crime in Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 182:29


This week, we get into the middle years of Mike Tyson's career, when it all starts to fall apart. He suffers his first loss, while fending off a slew of lawsuits, paternity cases, and criminal charges. This all culminates in a trial for the rape of an 18 year old Miss Black America contestant, and his subsequent prison stay, which includes visits from Shaq, Hammer, Whitney Houston, and several other early 90s luminaries. Once out on parole, he tried to restart his career, but is there anything left in the gas tank?? Fondle everyone you're in contact with, drag race your Lambo in a 30 mph downtown area, and admit paternity with a child that turns out to not be yours with "Iron" Mike Tyson!! Check us out, every Tuesday! !We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!!  Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman  Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com  Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com  Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!!  Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurder

Hero Heads Podcast
FYC: Denzel Washington

Hero Heads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 26:56


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. Known for his performances on the screen and stage, he has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom", associating with characters defined by their grace, dignity, humanity, and inner strength. He has frequently collaborated with directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. He has earned various awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him as the greatest actor of the twenty-first century.

Meaningless Activity
FYC: Denzel Washington

Meaningless Activity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 26:56


Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. Known for his performances on the screen and stage, he has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom", associating with characters defined by their grace, dignity, humanity, and inner strength. He has frequently collaborated with directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. He has earned various awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him as the greatest actor of the twenty-first century.

Once Upon A Time: A Storytelling Podcast
"Do The Right Thing" with Fabrice Nozier

Once Upon A Time: A Storytelling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 54:55


We're back! This week, Fabrice Nozier of the "Filmagra" podcast and Filmagra.org joins us for a discussion about film and social justice via Spike Lee's classic, Do The Right Thing! Stay tuned for some exciting discourse, analysis, and some general movie trivia.Show Linktree: https://linktr.ee/onceuponatimepod Guest Host: Fabrice NozierInstagram: Filmagra.org Listen here!Tiktok: @jpicadegallo,…Do The Right Thing(1989)Fight the Power By Public Enemy With 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee Changed Cinema Forever by Mekeisha Madden TobyWhy ‘Do the Right Thing' and “Fight the Power” Are Eternal by Stephen KearseSpike Lee's Long Journey to Becoming Cannes' Unabashed and Adored Jury President by Anne ThompsonDo the Right Thing, Library of Congress by David Sterritt Films on Race Matters and Social Justice, CUNYThe Social Justice Film InstituteSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/OnceUponATimePC)

Talkhouse Podcast
Tiller Russell with Kevin Willmott

Talkhouse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:15


On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Tiller Russell – the man behind both the doc series The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer and real-life drama Silk Road – sits down with Oscar winner Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee's screenwriting partner on BlacKkKlansman, Chiraq and Da 5 Bloods and a fine director in his own right om films such as C.S.A: Confederate States of America and The 24th. In a fascinating conversation, the two filmmakers discuss the parallels between their work, the theme of duality that runs through Willmott's movies, making work that resonates in a post-January 6th world, how Errol Morris changed Tiller's life, Kevin's path to becoming Spike Lee's collaborator, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.

Interludes
Making the Movie Part 2

Interludes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 37:44


The discussion continues in this special edition of "Interludes."  EP Michael Wamble and host Valarie Johnson gather next steps insights and strategies from a working, independent filmmaker.  

Rolonda On Demand
Broadway is Back! Tony Honoree Irene Gandy Takes Us Behind the Curtains

Rolonda On Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 53:19


Broadway Publicist and Tony Award Honoree Irene Gandy Takes Us Behind the Curtains of The Great White Way, along with Emilio Sosa, the newly appointed Chair of the American Theater Wing. Emilio is also a tony-nominated costume and fashion designer. The recent Tony Awards gave us all hope and a strong signal that Broadway is coming back after taking a hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And we will see more diversity as actors and producers gave speeches about their yearning for more inclusive stories on Broadway stages. In this interview, these two Broadway leadership stars share a behind the scenes look at one of the best places on earth! Start buying tickets and support the theater now! Irene Gandy is the only Black female press agent member of ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers) for over 50 years. Working with Producer Jeffrey Richards for over three decades, she is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and was a producer for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill starring Audra MacDonald. She was also co-producer with Voza Rivers of the National tour of South African musical Sarafina. In 2008, she became the first female press agent to be immortalized with a Sardi's caricature. A fashionista known for her furs, in 2015 she launched a signature collection featured in Vogue magazine and will debut a Lady Irene Fur line in 2022.  Gandy's recent productions include The Great Society, American Son, China Doll, Fiddler on the Roof, and You Can't Take It With You. She began her career in 1968 as a publicist with Douglas Turner Ward and Robert Hooks' Negro Ensemble Company. Since then, she has worked on over 100 Broadway shows including August: Osage County, Glengarry Glen Ross, Radio Golf, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music, and The Wiz. About Emilio Sosa: Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Emilio is one of Broadway's most unique talents. He began his theatre career at Grace Costumes, starting as a shopper, and eventually becoming its Creative Director. He credits this time as the foundation for his career. Emilio went on to tour the world with Celine Dion, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Emilio made a name for himself styling music videos for Hip Hop pioneers, Salt-N- Pepa, MC Lyte, and Kid & Play to name a few. He has also designed for music icons Diana Ross, Mariah Carey and Gloria Estefan. Catching the eye of director Spike Lee, Emilio became his in-house stylist, working on national and international ad campaigns, before setting his sight on Broadway, where he was mentored by director George C. Wolfe, for whom he designed his first Broadway show, TOPDOG / UNDERDOG. His other Broadway credits include, ON YOUR FEET! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Story, MOTOWN: The Musical, PORGY AND BESS (TONY Award nom) and LADY DAY at EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. He shares the unique distinction of being the first designer of color to design The Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular and a new permanent number for the legendary Christmas Show, both starring The Rockettes. He has received both Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations and has been the recipient a Lucille Lortell Award, NAACP Theatre Awards, and LA Ovation Award. Emilio's talent was also evident on season seven of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars, where he showed his final collection on all models of color, a first for the popular franchise. A proud Trustee of the American Theatre Wing, Emilio shares his vast theatre knowledge with communities rarely represented, by sponsoring theatre trips, workshops and talk backs. “I believe theatre has the ability to build the bridges needed for all of us to better understand ourselves and the world we live in.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Ray Allen - Hour 1 (09-29-21)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 58:55


Rich and the guys react to the salient details leaked from ESPN reporter Seth Wickersham's upcoming Patriots exposé book that reveals the dark secrets about inner workings of Bill Belichick's dynasty and his relationship with Tom Brady among other explosive topics.    In his ‘4 Downs' segment for NFL Week 4 Rich says why the Chiefs will rebound from their 1-2 start, why you shouldn't sleep on the Vikings, how the next month will define the Raiders' season, and which rookie head coaches should have their team's fan base worried.     Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen and Rich discuss Paul Pierce becoming an HOFer and if there's still bad blood between him and his other Celtic teammates, his shooting advice for embattled 76ers PG Ben Simmons, and if there's a real possibility of a ‘He Got Game' sequel with Spike Lee and Denzel Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Films(trips)
Episode 187: Episode 166: INSIDE MAN (2006)

Films(trips)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 100:02


Andrew and Dave return to Spike Lee in this episode of Films(trips), taking a look at what may just be the most commercial film of Lee's career: Inside Man, the 2006 thriller starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen! Where does the film fit in Lee's overall body of work? How much does the film tackle the reality of New York after 9/11? Just how stylish does Washington get to dress in this film? Tune in and find out!Next Episode: Washington. Hoskins. Bomb.All music by Andrew Kannegiesser. Editing by Dave Babbitt.

Success Talks With Rodney Saulsberry
112 - A Bio Feature On Film Director - Spike Lee

Success Talks With Rodney Saulsberry

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 7:02


Voice Over Actor and Author Rodney Saulsberry narrates this bio feature on Film Director Spike Lee. Producer, director, writer and actor Spike Lee creates provocative films that explore race relations, political issues and urban crime and violence. His films include 'She's Gotta Have It,' 'Do the Right Thing' 'Malcolm X' and 'BlacKkKlansman.'

Viewers Anonymous
Miracle at St. Anna

Viewers Anonymous

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 84:14


We cover the Spike Lee joint about black veterans after WWII --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vap/message

F@*! Movie Kill
OTL Ep. 13: Psychology Majors

F@*! Movie Kill

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 35:26


This episode, Nadira listen's to Milo's (aka Scallops Hotel aka R.A.P. Ferreira) "So the Flies Don't Come" (2015). Ben watches Spike Lee's "School Daze" (1988).   Artwork by Rebecca Pearson (@redbecca.design) Music by Cedric Hawkeyes

The Reel World Podcast
Pantheon Plus- Da 5 Bloods

The Reel World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 58:06


Jerome and Brian continue their discussion of specific movies from Chadwick Boseman's filmography. This week, they examine one of the best (and criminally underrated from an award's standpoint) films of 2020, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods. They discuss why Delroy Lindo is great and how eerie aspects of the movie are in hindsight.

You Have To See ... with Declan and Noah
56. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

You Have To See ... with Declan and Noah

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 57:43


Declan and Noah trek out to Camp Toward to cover the cult classic summer camp parody ‘Wet Hot American Summer', released July 27, 2001. They discuss the soon-to-be all-star cast, camp traditions, and family bonding. Plus, recently seen including more Spike Lee, James Wan's ‘Malignant', and the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect'. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @youhavetoseepod Email Declan and Noah at youhavetoseepod@gmail.com

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
9/11 & Saudi Arabia Plot Thickens as Documents Declassified w/ Russ Baker

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 48:28


On this edition of Parallax Views, Russ Bake, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the non-profit news organization WhoWhatWhy and author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, returned to Parallax Views to discuss his latest article "FBI Makes Midnight Release of Shocking New Information on Saudi-9/11 Complicity". We discuss the lingering questions about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its potential connection to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The issue has received renewed attention thanks to the 9/11 victims' families lawsuit and President Joe Biden's Executive Order calling for the declassification review of 9/11 records. Thanks to that E.O., documents pertaining to the FBI's Operation Encore, a probe into the potential Saudi connection to 9/11, were quietly released late on the night of September 12th, 2021. Russ and I delve into the figure of Prince Bandar bin Sultan and other figures as well as discussing the seeming cover-up of this element of the 9/11 story for so many years. We also chat briefly about the concept of the deep state, the controversy around Spike Lee's 9/11 documentary series on HBO featuring voices from the "9/11 Truth" movement, and much, much more.

Linnea Presents: Unpacking The Box

In this episode, I'm chatting with hubby again! We are discussing Spike Lee's Documentary, NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021 1/2. Enjoy! Keep us with hubby nowhere! Keep up with your host on IG@unpacking_the_box_podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linnea-38/support

After Hours
China Cracks Down, Fox Launches a Weather Channel, Visa Buys an NFT, and More

After Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 41:25


Youngme, Mihir and Felix talk about how to make sense of China's crackdown on industries ranging from Big Tech to Videogaming. They also share thoughts on other stories in the news, including people behaving badly on planes, Fox launching a Weather Channel, Visa buying an NFT, and Boston Dynamics' latest robot video.   Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites: ·       Boston Dynamics Robots in Action ·       What Bobby McIlvane Left Behind (by Jennifer Senior in The Atlantic) ·       NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021 (Spike Lee documentary on HBO) ·       Crash Landing on You (Netflix) ·       Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix) We invite you to email your comments and ideas for future episodes to:  afterhours@hbs.edu.  You can also follow Youngme and Mihir on Twitter at: @YoungmeMoon and @DesaiMihirA.

Unsugarcoated with Aalia and Alex
E63: Diversity & Inclusion Isn't So Hard with Tevin Everett

Unsugarcoated with Aalia and Alex

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 50:07


Tevin Everett, award winning filmmaker, discusses on UNSUGARCOATED with Aalia his inspiration to become a writer and director after being in the Navy for nearly 9 years (07:25). Everett wanted to become a filmmaker because he wanted to tell stories about the lives of black people without racism being at the heart of the story (08:25). He believes that telling these stories, especially through a comedic lens, will help all people become more respectful of the black community by “laughing and learning” (12:24). He does just this in his series Diversity Hires (13:45). Everett also discusses how he comes up with his stories (26:10) and how he aspires to be like the great Spike Lee and Ryan Coogler (37:00). He hopes that his ambitions will lead others to think that Everett is authentic in his storytelling and demeanor (40:25). Looking forward, Everett is working on Catalyst, a project that focuses on mental health in the black community (41:00).Like, comment, and subscribe! Stay connected with your host on IG: @aalia_unsugarcoated Connect with Tevin: IG: @tevthefilmmaker

No Pump Fakes
Will the Knicks be a top four seed in the East?

No Pump Fakes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 57:49


The NBA Eastern Conference is a blood bath this upcoming season. Do the New York Knicks fill out the top half of the east and do they add a second All-star in either Kemba Walker or a vastly improved RJ Barrett? Giannis, Dirk, or KG? Can a 36-year-old LeBron James lead the NBA in scoring, and can he catch Kareem's record? Lastly, we show love to the Hall of Fame class and is Karl-Anthony Towns a number one option on a playoff team?

Media Roots Radio
The Return of the 9/11 Conspiracy Left, Restrategizing & How to Turn Over More Stones

Media Roots Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 124:26


September 11th 20th Annniversary Part 1 of 2: The Return of the 9/11 Conspiracy Left, Restrategizing & Turning Over More Stones Abby and Robbie Martin talk to independent researcher Gumby for a two-part 9/11 20 year anniversary Media Roots Radio special. In light of the Spike Lee controversy about his 9/11 HBO series, they discuss the history of all the prominent officials and Hollywood celebrities that spoke out and questioned the official story, and how that legacy has been whitewashed today. After taking listeners through how the early 9/11 truth movement reached a critical mass within anti-George W Bush liberalism, they reflect how activists could better strategize in lieu of the new opening of discussion around the attacks in 2021. In Part 2, all the media hype surrounding the 20th anniversary is discussed as is the inevitable backlash that came for 9/11 truthers within leftism itself. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast and want to check out Part 2 please subscribe to Media Roots Radio on Patreon // www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio Patreon subscribers at the $5 tier get access to an exclusive bonus episode per month. FOLLOW // twitter.com/AbbyMartin // twitter.com/FluorescentGrey // twitter.com/gumby4christ

Director's Club
Bonus Episode: 9/11 & 25th Hour

Director's Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 33:31


I wasn't sure what to say or write about today or even what happened 20 years ago. So I just got out a microphone and put out my thoughts through this quick bonus episode in addition to including a previously recorded review of 25TH HOUR that Patrick and I once shared for the Spike Lee podcast. Hopefully you are reflecting, remembering and holding on as best you can. Share your thoughts on this film or any feelings you have over at directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com 00:00 - 19:29 - Monologue + Thoughts 19:30 - 33:30 - 25TH HOUR Spike Lee Director's Club Episode: http://www.directorsclubpodcast.com/blog/episode108

StirCrazyPod
Friday night Whiskey Rants and Spike Lee

StirCrazyPod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 23:45


Mike is dog/house whiskey sitting. Never forget eve is here. NYC FOR EVS. Go watch spike Lee's “NYC epicenter” on HBO MAX or don't totes whatevs u JERKYs! Sorry for yelling. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stircrazypod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stircrazypod/support

... Just To Be Nominated
New release picks: Kate, Malignant, The Card Counter, Come From Away and more!

... Just To Be Nominated

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 49:49


There's a decent slate of movies to recommend this week, ranging from a Tony award winning musical premiering on Apple+, the latest horror offering from James Wan on HBO Max, a spicy action thriller hitting Netflix, and a new feature from Paul Schrader which is being dealt out to theaters. Also: This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th, so we picked out a handful of films worth watching that present a unique perspective on that tragedy.  Then, we follow that up with a look at the latest movie news. 25th Hour Bitter Lake The Card Counter Come From Away Kate Malignant Man on Wire The Power of Nightmares United 93 Just to be Nominated is hosted and produced by Chris Lay, the podcast operations manager for Lee, along with Bruce Miller, the editor of the Sioux City Journal, and Jared McNett, a reporter for the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Film Comment Podcast
Spike Lee's Documentaries with Amy Taubin and Ina Archer

The Film Comment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 57:06


In a 2007 Film Comment essay, Amy Taubin wrote in praise of Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, a documentary about the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the communities that bore its brunt. For Amy, “Lee makes it possible for their stories to be inscribed in history. It is left to us not to forget them.” The same could be said of Lee's epic new mini-series NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½, a deep-dive into New York City's recent history of trauma and resilience, from the September 11 attacks to the COVID-19 pandemic. On today's podcast, FC editors Clinton Krute and Devika Girish sat down with Amy as well as critic, artist, and archivist Ina Archer to discuss the fascinating sprawl of the show, a highly personal tribute to the spirit of Lee's hometown.

Hustling with Vivica A. Fox
Dania Ramirez Came With Receipts And Grabbed Her American Dream

Hustling with Vivica A. Fox

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 57:09


Gorgeous and talented actress Dania Ramirez made her name from roles in Spike Lee's movies “25th Hour” and “She Hates Me”, "The Sopranos," "Devious Maids", and “Jumanji: The Next Level”. She launched 'Cover Girl Cosmetics', ‘Clean Makeup For Clean Water Campaign' With Queen Latifah, and her latest project, a fantasy drama called "Sweet Tooth" is on Netflix. This woman is making it happen! Listeners are going to learn what makes Dania tick and find out how she's hustling to get things done! https://www.instagram.com/daniajramirez/ https://twitter.com/daniajramirez https://www.facebook.com/DaniaJRamirez https://www.vivicafox.com/ https://www.instagram.com/msvfox/  https://www.facebook.com/VivicaAFox https://twitter.com/msvivicafox  https://stage29.tv/ https://twitter.com/stage29podcasts https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcasts/  https://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dori Monson Show
Hour 3: Auburn Police Department PIO Kolby Crossley

The Dori Monson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 35:20


2PM - The Big Lead // GUEST: Auburn Police Department PIO Kolby Crossley on how new law shut down pursuit of armed carjack suspect // 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11th + Spike Lee courted backlash for pushing 9/11 conspiracy theories // Biden talks climate change + listener texts // Long Term Care Tax // Awesome Audio of the Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: 10 Rings, 12 Minutes, and 20 Years

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 64:54


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate senior editor, Allegra Frank. First, the panel discusses the surprising achievements of Marvel's newest addition, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Next, the panel is joined by Slate senior editor Jeremy Stahl to talk about Spike Lee's docuseries NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½ and 9/11 trutherism on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Finally, the panel discusses the frustrations of the star-studded time-loop video game 12 Minutes. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses big swings—that missed—but, still hold special places in their hearts. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Outro music: "Break the Line" by Coma Svensson Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Endorsements Dana: The indie film Short Term 12 from Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton. Also, an endorsement for flood-proof spatial planning–especially for your precious physical media. Allegra: Upon the release of the famous rapper's newest album, Allegra's curated playlist of Drake Songs That Don't Suck. And a quick shout out to the everlasting enjoyment of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Steve: Christoph Reuter's beautifully reported deep-dive on the Western presence in Afghanistan post-9/11 titled The Entirely Predictable Failure of the West's Mission in Afghanistan for Der Spiegel. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: 10 Rings, 12 Minutes, and 20 Years

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 64:54


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by Slate senior editor, Allegra Frank. First, the panel discusses the surprising achievements of Marvel's newest addition, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Next, the panel is joined by Slate senior editor Jeremy Stahl to talk about Spike Lee's docuseries NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½ and 9/11 trutherism on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Finally, the panel discusses the frustrations of the star-studded time-loop video game 12 Minutes. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses big swings—that missed—but, still hold special places in their hearts. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Outro music: "Break the Line" by Coma Svensson Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Endorsements Dana: The indie film Short Term 12 from Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton. Also, an endorsement for flood-proof spatial planning–especially for your precious physical media. Allegra: Upon the release of the famous rapper's newest album, Allegra's curated playlist of Drake Songs That Don't Suck. And a quick shout out to the everlasting enjoyment of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Steve: Christoph Reuter's beautifully reported deep-dive on the Western presence in Afghanistan post-9/11 titled The Entirely Predictable Failure of the West's Mission in Afghanistan for Der Spiegel. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

VO BOSS Podcast
Voice and AI: The Future of VO with Rudy Gaskins

VO BOSS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 31:45


Adaptability is your superpower. Keeping on top of changing trends, technologies, and reads is what makes a marketable voice actor. Co-Founder and CEO of SOVAS, Rudy Gaskins joins us this week to discuss how being adaptable will keep us working during the rise of AI voices. Join Anne and Rudy four our next installment of the voice and AI series where we discuss how to stay relevant, why now is the time to get in the AI game, and how the future of voiceover, both union and non-union may be impacted by this disruptive technology. Guest Bio Rudy is the Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ (SOVAS™), an international nonprofit corporation that oversees That's Voiceover!™ Career Expo, the Voice Arts® Awards, and multiple programs providing training, education, academic/financial aid scholarships and career counseling for voice actors. Rudy has also worked on Union sound editing and music production. Transcript >> It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast, the AI and Voice series. I'm your host, Anne Ganguzza, and today it is my pleasure to have special guest Rudy Gaskins, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, otherwise known as SOVAS, an international nonprofit corporation that oversees the That's Voiceover career expo and the Voice Arts Awards and multiple programs that provide training, education, and financial aid to voice actors. So in addition to this, Rudy was also a union sound editor for Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," and a music editor for Brian Depalma's "The Untouchables," and last, but certainly not least, and I don't want to make him angry, he holds a second degree black belt in taekwondo. Thank you so much for joining me, Rudy, and welcome to the show. Rudy: It's a pleasure. Thank you for having me, Anne. Anne: Well, I am very excited to talk to you today about this topic, which seems to be on everybody's minds, and that is of AI and the voiceover industry. And you had sent out an email to your subscribers the other day -- I was one of those and I received it -- entitled "Adaptability is Your Superpower." And in that email, you asked us to take a look at the impact that artificial intelligence is having on the world of the voice arts. And I really liked that you had this quote in the beginning from the French philosopher, that the sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence, which I think is a really great way to lead off that conversation because it is a very sensitive topic for most of us. Talk to me a little bit about how you feel about AI voices and their impact on the voiceover world today. Rudy: Well, I guess the first thing I would say is that there are, there are many uses for AI voices that are critical to life and death situations. And so it's important not to look at artificial intelligence and automatically assume bad things, automatically paint a picture of doom and gloom. For voice actors, it's very different because we're literally talking about our livelihoods and I'm not a voice actor, but I, I speak on behalf of voice actors as, as the chairman of SOVAS, and SOVAS, our very existence is only because of voice actors. So we do have a dog in this fight, so to speak, but there is a lot of emotion that services -- when you're talking about taking away people's livelihoods. But what's missing beyond the emotion is really understanding how AI is finding its way into the zeitgeist of communication and seeing more clearly why producers are using AI and for what reasons they're using it. And I think when you start to look more carefully at the why, you begin to understand it better, and it lessens the anxiety in terms of whether you in particular are at risk, given the kind of voice work you may be doing. Anne: Do you think all types of voice work are going to be effected ultimately or what particular genres? Rudy: I think ultimately they will all be affected to some degree, and some, the AI aspect may fall away because it's not as effective, and others, it may become more of a hybrid where, hey, we need to do it this way in order to manage money, manage time, and well, those two things alone is enough. But I think all of it will be tested. Anne: Mmm, yes. I, I think it's important that you said in the very beginning that you think that some of it will fall away. And I think yes, due to people using it and seeing if it's acceptable or they like it, or they don't like it, and they tweak -- and I think that that's something that as voice actors may feel that their livelihoods are being impacted so greatly with this, it's fear, based on fear. But I think we do need to really understand that I think there's going to be a testing period where people see if these voices will work for their need. And that's an important thing that we tend to forget, and we tend to get very up in arms, and basically just out of fear, just make a blanket statement saying that we never want to affiliate ourselves with an AI voice ever again. Rudy: Right, just say no! Anne: Just say no! And somehow we might get labeled, if we, if we look at AI voices, as if we are contributing to the demise of the industry. Your thoughts on that. Rudy: Yeah. That's, I think it's just the opposite. If we put our heads in the sand and hope it goes away, we're just going to find ourselves out of work. And, you know, AI is here. It's not a thing that's coming. It's not a thing that anyone is testing to see if it will work. It does work, you know, on many different levels. And so it is here. And the smart thing to do is to examine it, and see how it works, and see where it works best, and why people are choosing it, whether it be money or, or just creating more efficient processes for getting the work done. And so that you can then know how you can fit into that. And you've got to test it for yourself. You've got to play with it, and learn about it, and hear from the people who are on the development side. And because there are lots of jobs now that are in the AI space, and kids are coming out of college with a focus on artificial intelligence. So it's not going anywhere. Learn about it, and your chances of thriving as a voice actor are going to be better. Anne: I think also you have something in your newsletter that talked about that your voice is your own personal signature that ultimately no amount of programming can really replace. And I think that that's also important for us to remember that I believe that there is a place for AI voices, but perhaps not in places in voice acting that require maybe long format or a lot of the acting. A lot of times people will refer to it, what level of acting is AI going to replace? What are your thoughts on that? Rudy: Well, one AI is starting with actual voices. So the best AI that you're going to hear is going to be sourced from a real person who is making every attempt that they can conceive of to bring emotion and nuance to what they record. And then the technology is looking very carefully, and it's getting smarter every day, to make sure that it can replicate emotions and nuance. It's not going to ever be, I don't believe, as sophisticated as, as a human being because we can react in a millisecond to something that's emotional, whereas that has to all be programmed into AI. So I believe acting will remain key, whether you're recording your voice to put it into a bank, or whether you're the developer who's trying to manipulate the voices so that they have more resonance with human sensibilities, acting is going to be key. And perhaps those who are not studying acting, but are strictly focused on voice acting would do well to expand their skills on the acting side of things. Because as even with AI coming into prominence on some level, when you compare one voice to the next, there's going to be a judgment about whether it's better or worse. And if your performance is better, then you're going to win the day. Anne: Yeah, if your performance is better for the particular application. Rudy: Yes. Anne: So do you think that every voice actor should create an AI voice? Rudy: I think it's going to happen. You know, I, at this point, I'm not endorsing how people should actually use the information as much as saying, get the information, know what it's about, understand it, and then make the smartest choice for you. And, you know, sometimes we create technologies because we can without thinking about whether we should. Not every technology that gets created is a positive disruption. If something causes a loss of massive jobs in the country, and the upside is that, you know, two people get rich, obviously that's a bad choice. On the other hand, some technologies create more jobs and open up new evidence. And the number of people who are doing voice acting in the niche areas where AI may have an impact is probably not going to change the unemployment rate in the United States. Knowing that you can be swept away like that is part of what's very agonizing. It would create a lot of fear, but knowing how it works and where to use it and how to use it is going to enable you to be able to be a part of the growth as opposed to a casualty. Anne: Yeah. Well, I've been thinking, you know, as of late, after I've been doing a lot of research on the topic, because I've been doing a lot of podcasts on it, that AI, I think, is wonderful for a lot of things. And I think it's kind of just feeling out this voice acting replacement kind of deal where, you know, it's going to be what I think the consumer of the media is going to accept. It's kind of like, you know, video production and, and music when it went digital, and then video production went, oh, we can shoot movies on our phones. And so I think this is kind of feeling its way. And I think that the technology is only as good as the humans that are developing it. And I, I'm hoping that, you know, ultimately it will find its place where we can all survive in this industry and, and have a piece of it and it actually generates more work for us. However -- Rudy: Yeah, that would be great. Anne: -- I know that it's -- yeah. I like to believe in that. And I, I like to think that it's going to evolve that way, because, you know, with these, with certain cases that have been prevalent in the news recently, the TikTok case with Bev Standing, and then also the Anthony Bourdain movie, where they used a few lines of, of AI -- what are your thoughts about how voice talent can protect their voices? I think that these cases might be able to help enact laws that might protect our voices. But what are your thoughts? Rudy: I'm, I'm already hearing the producers, who are really pushing AI, in many cases are already talking about how they're going to pay the actors, and ensure that when they, when they add lines, for example, and the actor is not there, and they're just using the voice to fix the script or to generate an entirely new script, that the actor will get paid as if they showed up and did the job. If they make fixes, the actor gets paid, as if they showed up and did the fix. That's, that's where the battle is on, on the economic front. It will still be a matter of hiring talent to do the original source material. And then it's just, how do we keep track of that and make sure that people are getting paid -- Anne: Right. Rudy: -- and that the buyers are being straight with everybody. But I think that fight is going to be on the economic front. You know, when you, you talk about the acting side of it again, I mean, in my heart, I believe that there are inalienable traits of being human that really do sustain us through, through oral communication. And those things are, they're not, I don't believe they're trackable or traceable in such a way that you can kind of write an algorithm about it. You can mimic it, but when it comes to how we communicate with each other -- and a lot of it is also already lost in, in video games and things in terms of body language and things that happen that are part of communication that only happened when it's an actual person. And we feel these things, these things happen in microseconds all the time. So even for animals, you know, the, you know, not that we aren't animals, but even with, you know, other kinds of animals, they make sounds, and that's part of how they communicate with each other. And if you were to record those things and try to create something that would communicate animal to animal, I'm not sure how effective that would be. Anne: Hmm, interesting. Now also you're a director, Rudy. Rudy: Yes. Anne: So what, you know, I'm thinking how directable -- I mean, thoughts on being able to direct an AI voice? That's a little bit difficult right now. And I don't know, I don't know if you've heard anything, if it's going to be as possible as you think. I know that you can tweak some AI voices in terms of pitch and pacing and possible emotion, but I'm not quite sure. There's so many nuances of the human emotion. What are your thoughts about that? Rudy: Yeah, well, here's -- the scary, the scary news is that as much as we recognize the quality of great acting and the nuance of communication, the consumer is not that concerned. That's where we lose, that people are, are happy with good enough. And we see that everywhere. I mean, there was a time when I thought I will never watch a movie on a seven-inch screen, but then I was thrilled that I could find one in the back of my seat on an airplane because it gave me something to do. Anne: Right, right. Rudy: And people use their phones to watch movies all the time. But once upon a time we thought that'll never work. That's crazy to even consider. But it's a matter of convenience. I work -- I'm working now with the audio description, which is narration for blind people, to be able to understand what's being seen on the screen. And many of them would rather have an electronic synthesized voice that was not created from a source than to have nothing. Anne: Right, right. Good point. And that's kind of the scary point, right? Rudy: Yeah. Anne: It's what, it's what the consumer is going to say is, well, it's okay. It's good enough. And I think that's almost impossible for us to really -- I mean, I wish I could see into the future -- but I, I have a feeling over time, especially with, you know, voice technologies like Alexa, and hopefully you don't have one there that I just [laughs] that I just woke up. Or the voice technologies, I mean, children are using them on a day-to-day, and I think that it all starts with your ear and what your ear is used to and what, just what you get used to as being the norm. Rudy: That's right. Anne: I think that as the years go on with people using -- I know that I've been using my voice technology more and more, and as long as I know that it's a voice and it's a synthesized voice, I'm okay with it. I think if the quality gets to be too human-like and I might, and I have like, just a, a note that isn't human-like I might be like, hmm, I don't know if I trust that anymore. And I think that might have a lot to do with using AI voices in commercial spots where trust has a lot to do with things in terms of selling. Rudy: Yeah, I think commercials is one of the places where it will be a difficult road for AI. Anne: Yeah, yeah. Or maybe long format like narration, I'm thinking, that might require some acting and some human engagement. Rudy: Mm-hmm. But there, again, it becomes a matter of how much quality do you -- is really required. Anne: Right. Rudy: Again, for audio description, like I said, there are synthesized voices that are completely manufactured without starting from a human source. And that can be fine for certain things, you know, reading something that's on a screen, for example, when you have nothing else at your disposal, then you're thrilled to have at least that. And so that will always be pushing back against, you know, having a human voice, you know, replete with all the nuances. The, I think the other issue is speed with which you can get information to people. Anne: Yeah. Rudy: And it takes time to record human beings in a booth. And there are lots of cases where we need the information more than we need the nuance. And we'll take advantage of that. The young folks growing up, they're actually learning to decipher these types of voices. It's not, it's not, it's not something new for them. It's what they're born into. Anne: Right, right. Rudy: So they're, they're already learning to decipher and figure out what nuances between the lines. So at some point there won't be much of an argument in terms of, you know, great acting, makes all the difference. There's going to be some sort of common ground there, some sort of middle ground. Anne: So where do you see the industry in five to ten years? Right now, it's like, hmm, I can, I totally understand. And of course, as the younger generation comes up, are they going to be even caring about the nuances really? Where do you see industry in five to ten years? Rudy: Well, I do, I do think what we're calling the nuances will still be a factor in five years. I won't go to ten because I think the shakeup in the, in the fall, that is going to happen in less than five. Anne: Oh, I agree with you there. Yeah. Rudy: And, and that there will be instances like, like you suggested earlier with commercials where the appeal is very specific to, to a demographic, and the story that you're telling and the memory that you hope to create is essential. Because, you know, with commercials, people aren't running out to buy your product right away. You have to create something that lives in their mind until they come around to it. So one day I'm walking through the grocery aisle, and I think, oh my God, I've been thinking about trying that product. Maybe I'll grab it now that I'm out of dishwashing liquid, I'll try this one, versus the promo, for example, where it's tonight at nine. Anne: Right, right. Rudy: Then you're either going to show up or you're not. So creating those kinds of memorable stories does require a kind of detailed nuance enacted and specifying -- Anne: That's what sells. Rudy: Yeah. Anne: Yeah. That has been a longstanding marketing 101 kind of piece of knowledge that, you know, selling by emotion really works. Rudy: Yeah, and advertisers love that part of the process. Anne: Yeah. Rudy: It's not a hindrance to the process. It's not a, it's not a waste of time. It's not taking up a kind of, kind of time that would interfere with the process at all. Anne: Right. That's very interesting. I find because I do a lot of corporate narration myself, which to me, with Fortune 500 comp -- or brands that really want to invest money in their message and using those tactics to sell, I figure corporate brands actually just have longer. It's a more, more of a soft sell for corporate narration. And so for me, I'm hoping that that work, where you have companies that want to have that human engagement and, and be able to touch on that story and to create that emotion, that they will still be requiring human voices. Although I did read or I have a lot of people that have said that e-learning, you know, corporate narration -- I think explainers might be probably quicker to go than corporate narration, which like I've always maintained, is more than a minute and less than maybe four or five minutes of a soft sell. Kind of like what I compare to be a Super Bowl commercial where there's more time to tell the story. So I'm hoping that that genre is going to still work with the human voice, as well as e-learning for those companies that really need to have that teacher behind the mic and have that engagement. Rudy: Absolutely. And you, you cite the brands and what they will choose to do. And that makes a big difference because you have brands like American Express and Lexus, and these brands are luxury brands -- Anne: Yup. Rudy: -- that care a lot about how they manage their messaging. And when, even when it comes to, you know, explainers, they do a lot of B2B communication -- Anne: Sure. Rudy: -- with their partners. And those folks who are working at those companies, who need to hear those messages are just like you and me sitting at home. We have to be inspired. You know, if you want me to get up and, and partner appropriately with our new company, that -- a new company that's now working with us, American Express, for example, does a credit card with Delta Airlines. So they have to communicate to Delta Airlines staff, what they're doing, and how to, how to sell this, and how to build that partnership. If you send them an electronic message, it may fall on deaf ears. So even though it's an explainer, and it's, and it's something that's on the Internet only, you're talking to real people who require being excited and inspired -- Anne: Yeah. Rudy: -- to take action. Anne: Mm-hmm. And if I remember correctly, I mean, Rudy, you've spent years doing branding for companies, if I'm correct. Rudy: Yes. Anne: Did you -- you've had a branding company for years. And so you've worked with companies that may want to have, like, that voice be part of the brand, maybe part of a, what I call a sonic brand. What are your thoughts about how AI and, and a human voice can work in regards to being a total voice for the brand? Rudy: Yeah, that comes, kind of comes back to that five-year shake-out. I think in the near future, the human voice rules when it comes to a sonic signature, because we've always had non-human sonic signatures that are either musical or sound effects. And so we know what those are and we deal with them accordingly. But when you have a human voice like Ving Rhames' Arby's commercials -- Anne: Yup. Rudy: -- "we have the meats," that stands out in a way that, you know, shook everything up. I mean, I even hear similar music being used on other fast food chains now with with an over-the-top voice because advertisers are known for glomming onto whatever is hugely successful. Anne: Sure. Rudy: So they're all following Arby's now and trying to create that sonic signature. Anne: I would imagine though, if they could make an AI voice out of him, that that might work for their maybe phone system, right? That's what I'm thinking maybe the human voice with an AI voice together would make all aspects of the company similarly branded. Rudy: Yeah. Anne: Yeah. Rudy: That's an excellent point. Anne: Yeah. Rudy: And since the voice is already out there, and we know it, even if the AI version is not quite it -- Anne: Right, it's close. Rudy: -- will fill in the blanks. Anne: Right, right. Interesting thought, interesting thought for voice talent, right, who are fearful that this is taking away their jobs, maybe this actually will offer an opportunity to become a voice for a company. Rudy: Yeah. Anne: And I think that that wouldn't be a bad thing to aim for. [laughs] As a voice actor. Rudy: Yeah, I think the worst case scenario is that we're using human voices to source this material. Nothing has changed in that sense, that you're still one of tens of thousands in a voice bank. And you want to be there when someone reaches out for a particular sound. And once you have that sound, you're going to be promoting it. You know, you're gonna be promoting your voice. Anne: That's a, that's a good point. I think that that's something I want to also reiterate for maybe voice talent who are, who are fearful, is that not everybody's going to have an AI voice created. I mean, there's still going to be a selection of voices to choose from. And if this is the wave of the future, if this is what is evolving, and you want to stay within the industry, it's a thought, you know, you could be a part of that pool. And I don't believe that the technology nor do I believe that the laws are going to be there in place for a company to just create a voice out of, let's say, media without licensing and without permission. I do believe that that's probably in the next five years where you're saying a lot of this is going to kind of shake out and get hopefully worked out. I think that those laws are going to be, you know, completely enacted and put in place, because there's going to be -- Rudy: I believe so. Anne: -- there's going to be a few incidents where it's going to be not licensed or not used without permission. And I think that just that's, everybody's going to just make it so. [laughs] There'll be a lawsuit. There'll be something that we'll just -- there will have to be laws enacted to prevent that from happening. And also from companies that are less than ethical. Rudy: Correct. Everything I've read coming from producers that are being interviewed and producing work in AI has included paying the actors fairly. And I think that that's a good sign, that conversation is part of what they're projecting in their, in their public relations and in their process. We have to push that. We have to keep that conversation alive and not let it become a maybe or maybe not kind of thing, but an obvious fair and equal choice. Anne: Yes, I agree. And I think that also voice talent need to really look closely with companies that they may be working with. If they're thinking about this, or if they happen to see an audition that comes around for a TTS, or if they're being asked to record, you know, lots of lines for what may seem like a good amount of money at the time. But I think that it's important that they all, that all voice actors that see that kind of opportunity really take time to look at it and make sure that it's valid. And even me, I'm at the point where if I see anything like that, and it, and it interests me, or if I might want to work with the company, I'm having a lawyer look up [laughs] or work with me to, like, look over any documentation to make sure that my voice is protected. Rudy: Yeah. That's, that's very smart. Woe to the voice actor who doesn't hire a lawyer to look at a contract first. Anne: Right, right? Especially now, I think especially now, I think it's really, really important when you're doing -- because that type of information is what is required to make an AI voice, a lot of information. And in regards to, you know, celebrity voiceovers, I don't think that that's going to happen too quickly unless they're getting paid. And I -- Rudy: Right. Anne: -- I'm hoping that the union is going to really start having a voice. So far as today, I've heard that they're looking into it. They've commented on a lot of things, but I haven't heard anything officially from the union about AI voices. Have you heard anything? Rudy: Well, no, just the same thing you're just suggesting. Anne: Yeah, yeah. Rudy: And, but, you know, the union has been weakened tremendously as result of non-union work. Anne: Yes. Rudy: Union actors, talented union actors who teach voiceover to newbies. And so those people become really good because they're getting trained by -- Anne: Sure. Rudy: -- really good people. And then they're out doing non-union work. So the union is, is kind of struggling -- Anne: Yeah. Rudy: -- because they have not updated their outlook and their way of communicating or connecting with actors. Anne: Yes. Rudy: And the union is only as strong as its membership. So that's a, a weakness right now. Anne: That's another podcast episode probably to talk about what could be done, because I think that they need to be involved. Rudy: Yeah. Anne: I'm hoping that they will be involved to help protect, help to protect. Rudy: Well, folks are definitely turning to the union now -- Anne: Yeah, yeah. Rudy: -- and asking these questions as a result of AI and hoping that they'll, they'll get something done. The union has tended to be more pro its regularly working talent. Anne: Sure, absolutely. Rudy: And a multitude of actors who are union, but not working regularly. Anne: You know, but also they're very connected obviously to actors, you know, on camera actors as well, where I think that some of this is they're going to be wanting, especially with the Anthony Bourdain kind of fiasco, that that happened. I think that they're going to be probably involved sooner than maybe they thought [laughs], so in terms of protecting their voice actors. So tell us, do you think, ultimately, since you are the CEO and founder of the SOVAS awards, Voice Arts Awards, you think that you'll have a, an award category for anything AI coming up soon? Rudy: We've had an award category for AI for three years. Anne: Wait, where've I been? Rudy: Artificial intelligence, as well as augmented reality. But the way, the way it works is the voices have been actual actors. So as you know, these are, these are voice actors who were submitted -- Anne: Oh, gotcha, right, right. For the, yeah, for the best, that's right. I do remember that category last year. Wow. So Rudy, it has been so enlightening talking to you today. I really appreciate your perspective and -- Rudy: Thank you, Anne. Anne: Yeah. BOSS listeners out there, I think that we just need to really educate ourselves, and you've been a great part of helping us to do that, Rudy. So I really appreciate that. How can people get in touch with you if they'd like to know more, know more about SOVAS, know more about Voice Arts? Rudy: Oh, sure. Well, go to our website for one. And that's very simple, SOVAS.org, and there, you will find our events, and you can find out about, learn about our mission. There're auditions that are available as part of That's Voiceover, which is coming up in November. And so there, there are three audition opportunities, and the first one will show up next week and the others will continue to roll out. That will be two scholarship opportunities. Anne: Awesome. Rudy: This year, That's Voiceover is giving away $20,000 in studio gear. Anne: Whoa. Rudy: So -- Anne: That's amazing. Rudy: Yeah. I still can't believe it, but between some of our sponsors, they put that together. Anne: That's fantastic. Rudy: Yeah. So all those who attend That's Voiceover -- Anne: Is that going to be in New York this year or LA? Rudy: That's Voiceover will be virtual. Anne: Ah, okay, good to know. Good to know. Rudy: We're very careful about that. Anne: Yeah. Rudy: And I'm glad we did hold onto that virtual position this year because COVID is still kicking around. Anne: I know. And I, yeah, there's, there's a couple of conferences that are going to be in person, and I'm not quite sure anymore because yeah. We're having a flare up over here. Rudy: Yeah. That's, that's what I've been hearing. Some folks are concerned about that now. Anne: Yeah, yeah, a little bit. Rudy: I would be. Anne: Absolutely. So SOVAS, That's Voiceover in the scholarships. Wow, fantastic. Rudy: Yeah. The scholarships and we're working on some new scholarships right now with Pandora. Anne: Oh fantastic. Rudy: We're going to keep adding stuff, you know, value that people can find here. I mean, we are a nonprofit organization. So a big part of our mission is to, to, to be charitable, and our sponsors understand that. And so we look to partner with them to find ways to, to help people to grow. And studio gear is a big one. Anne: Well, fantastic. Rudy: And training is a big one. Anne: Yep. It absolutely is. And I appreciate all of your efforts in the community, and I know our BOSS listeners do too. And so thank you so much again for joining me today. I'd like to give a big shout-out to our sponsor ipDTL that allows me to connect with people such as Rudy. And thank you again, BOSSes, for listening. You guys, have an amazing week and we'll see you next week. Bye. Rudy: Bye-bye, all! >> Join us next week for another edition of VO BOSS with your host Anne Ganguzza. And take your business to the next level. Sign up for our mailing list at voBOSS.com and receive exclusive content, industry revolutionizing tips and strategies, and new ways to rock your business like a BOSS. Redistribution with permission. Coast to Coast connectivity via ipDTL. 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Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – September 1, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 170:18


Trudi's victory lap, 9/11 specials on Netflix & Natty G, first date hiking death, Joe Rogan vs COVID, Britney Spears is still mad at her dad, and Aunt Becky's Olivia Jade returns... and makes us hungry.Drew really wants to know if that Tom Labuda customer that stiffed Tom Labuda ever had cancer. Check out Labuda's jet ski adventures.Jim Bentley vs Mike Broadwell: Bonerline Edition.The internet destroyed urban legends... but gave us conspiracy theories!9/11 20 Years Later: Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror is available on Netflix. 9/11: One Day in America is available on National Geographic aka NatGeo aka Natty G, Rosie O'Donnell will be interviewing the truthers that were cut from Spike Lee's film. Check out the amazing story of the dude who "surfed" down the North Tower.Joe Biden somehow stands by his Afghanistan exit strategy despite how bad the pull-out was bungled.Trudi takes a victory lap over Mike Richards downfall from Jeopardy!. Some people are thinking non-prescription-writing-Dr. Mayim Bialik is going to crash and burn as well.Reminder: Brian Williams told many whoppers.Benjamin Eugene Dagley got so mad at MSNBC that he travelled 1000 miles to tell them.Angela Tramonte went on a first date hike with Dario Dizdar and ended up dead. Conspiracies are brewing.SPORTS: A freshman quarterback at OSU just signed a 3 year mega-deal for his autographs. MSU QB Battle: Payton Thorne vs Anthony Russo. Cade McNamara wins the job at Michigan. The Alan Haller hiring at MSU isn't woke enough. USA Gymnastics offers $425,000,000 to make the Larry Nassar situation go away.Local Crime: A manhunt is underway for a 17-year-old accused of murder. You can hit and kill 4-year-olds and post bail in Detroit. The worst car thief ever is busted. Another FBI raid in Detroit.Things are going great for the Sackler family, as they get to keep all their money.Jamie Spears is trying to extort $2,000,000 from Britney. Britney continues to spin.Olivia Jade is joining Dancing with the Stars. We also get some hot chick on chick dancing action."Plandemic": COVID vs Michigan. Virginia Tech vs the unvaccinated. Gene Simmons has been infected. Joe Rogan got COVID and is treating it himself. AntiVaxMomma has been selling the shit out of fake vaccine cards... at least she spelled Moderna correctly. Joe Biden is not following the science and senior FDA officials are resigning.Trudi spoils the ending of The Serpent.Drew wants avocado toast so bad thanks to Olivia Jade.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

Across the Movie Aisle
73: Do the Movies Have a Conspiracy Theory Problem? Plus: "What If...?"

Across the Movie Aisle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:43


On this week's episode, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the controversy (or possibly the nontroversy?) surrounding Spike Lee's inclusion of 9/11 Truthers in his new documentary about New York City's last 20 years. (To get a full sense of the issue, make sure to read this Slate piece by Jeremy Stahl on what Lee included.) Do filmmakers have a conspiracy theory problem? Are they poisoning the minds of their vulnerable listenership? And the gang also discusses Disney+'s What If … ?, the new animated series highlighting alternate universes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoiler: It's not great, Bob. And make sure to check out our members-only bonus episode on Candyman, a movie Alyssa was too scared to watch but which Sonny and Peter found fascinating; you can sign up here to listen now if you haven't already.

Ratchet & Respectable
Clusterf***

Ratchet & Respectable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 41:52


Demi is a nervous wreck; Candyman wins at the Box Office; the rollout for “Donda” is a disaster— or is it?; Spike Lee has a new doc; the Jeopardy saga just will not end. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me:  IG:  demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetriallucas. More about the Show:  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/RatchetRespectablePodcast. Thanks to our sponsors: I want you to make Onyx and Rose part of your daily routine – you'll love it! I have an amazing deal to get you started: 20% OFF your first purchase! Just go to my special URL: onyxandrose.com/RATCHET and use promo code RATCHET. Secure your online data today by visiting expressvpn.com/RATCHET. Right now, ShesBirdie is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to shesbirdie.com/RATCHET. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
[Full episode] Marie Kondo, Lisa Whittington-Hill and Vivek Shraya, Camille Thurman, Sewit Sium

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 57:14


Organization guru and author Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. The Q screen panel's Lisa Whittington-Hill and Vivek Shraya look at what's driving the TV reboot craze, plus Spike Lee's latest controversy. Musician Camille Thurman gives us a gateway to the influential sound of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. Jewelry designer and activist Sewit Sium talks about the intersection between jewelry and political expression.

Professor Buzzkill History Podcast
Man Crush Monday: Ron Stallworth

Professor Buzzkill History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 4:16


Ron Stallworth, featured in the Spike Lee film, BlackKkKlansman, was a Colorado police detective who convinced the local Ku Klux Klan to accept him as a member in 1979. Using tremendously creative undercover skills, Stallworth was able to dupe the Colorado Springs KKK to accept him as a member. Stallworth was able to gather vital intelligence about Klan activities in the West, including plans for bombings and other major terrorist activities. Find out how he did it in today's episode!

The Tim Dillon Show
266 - Lightfoot Strikes Twice

The Tim Dillon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 75:35


Tim discovers a scathing Yelp review from Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, talks about a moment when you will accept your own death, Spike Lee re-editing his documentary about 9/11, and goes full motivational mode in this weeks episode. Featuring a brief call in from Jessa Reed: https://www.patreon.com/jessareed   Bonus episodes every week: ▶▶ https://www.patreon.com/thetimdillonshow See Tim Live on the road: ▶▶ http://timdilloncomedy.com/#shows   ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:

Takeline
Why Black Art Is Universal With Antoinette Nwandu

Takeline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 20:32


On this bonus episode of Takeline, Renee talks with award winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu about her play Pass Over, which is the first show to return to Broadway after the New York theater shutdown. Antoinette reveals what inspired the play, why she chose to change the ending for its new Broadway run, and why the themes in Pass Over transcend the American black experience. For tickets to Pass Over please visit https://www.broadway.com/shows/pass-over/ Or you can watch a filmed version of Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee on Amazon Prime Video   https://www.primevideo.com/detail/Pass-Over/0GM8JVW7ZNMNMK1MJ9G07UA08C For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wine and Weed
UFO's, Masturbating while Driving & Spike Lee's 9/11 Controversy (w/ Buddy!)

Wine and Weed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 74:57


Steelo Brim and Chris Reinacher sit down with Buddy to talk about the news of the week. This episode is Sponsored and fueled by BALANCED. Check them out at @balancedlosangeles or www.balancedlosangeles.com. This week, they cover car accidents, a man who was caught masturbating while driving, more Americans believing in Aliens than ever before, Spike Lee's 9/11 controversy, the future of OnlyFans, and Buddy's legacy name. Alahna reads the facts. 

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – August 24, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 153:15


RIP Charlie Watts, comic Jim Norton dials in, Spike Lee is a 9/11 "truther", WATP Karl checks in with some bad podcasts, Michael Avenatti mistrial, Mr. Basketball arrested, and Drew Crime stories.RIP Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.Aerosmith sold their catalog because they need the money.Jim Norton joins the show to critique Matt Farley's ode to him, discuss Jim Norton vs Chip Chipperson, his many available shows, arrests from the past and to promote his upcoming show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on September 11th.The Taliban is being very mean. They don't seem too trustworthy. They've killed the nation's top comedian.Kamala Harris really wants you to buy your Christmas gifts now.Joe Biden doesn't have time for your polls.Spike Lee is a 9/11 truther. BranDon is mad there isn't better video of the "plane" hitting the pentagon.Britney Spears continues to drive around aimlessly. She is a terrible pet owner.R Kelly's trial continues with more stories of how he controlled his harem. Gayle King was bamboozled.WATP's Karl joins the show to promote his live event, explain his murderer friends (not this one, another one), rip into Joey Levitt's podcast, pile on the Red Scare Podcast and more.Andrew Cuomo bailed on his dog. He has been stripped of his Emmy.Mistrial declared in Michael Avenatti's embezzlement case. He thanked America.Tory Lanez is really going to be in trouble... next time.Michigan's 2020 Mr. Basketball has been arrested for rape.The CDC wants you to mask up in Michigan but Gretchen Whitmer will NOT mandate any masks or vaccines for state employees.Another road rage event on the lodge. Like, that could have been Drew.More NFL players are feeling the repercussions of being unvaccinated.The Big Ten is forming an 'alliance' with the ACC and Pac-12.Hunter Dickinson is cashing in on merch.ICP is going on a farewell tour after Violent J reveals a heart diagnosis.Pregnant Ashley Graham poses in a bikini on Instagram and has no negative comments.Drew Crime: Barry Morphew vs Suzanne Morphew. Betty Broderick is the latest tale from Dirty John. Clara Harris is a terrible wife and free for you to date.Trudi remains in negotiations with Dave Attell to get him on the show.TALK HARD!Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Jonathan Majors

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 43:30


Jonathan Majors has been acting professionally for just under five years now. He's done theater, TV, and starred in movies. In that short amount of time, he's become one of the most captivating performers in Hollywood. He was in two of our recent favorites: Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods and Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man In San Francisco. On screen, he's charismatic and charming when the role calls for it, and he can turn to vulnerable and broken almost instantly. He's the kind of actor that just helps take the story to the next level – he has a sort of magnetic quality. Watching him, you can easily lose yourself and forget about other performers. Recently, Majors earned an Emmy nomination for his work on HBO's Lovecraft Country. Jonathan Majors joins us to talk about Lovecraft Country, and reflects on being the child in a family of veterans. Plus, he'll dive into acting theory and craft – and he gets into it, really into it.