I can't quite believe it. For two years Brian has been secretly planning this mega trip to Europe. And now it's almost over. Europe has been every bit as wonderful as we hoped it would be. Just gorgeous. In case you're new to the show, let me give you a quick recap of what the past five months have looked like. The things you might have missed. We picked up a vintage car from the UK in May (that Brian purchased off the internet while he was still in New Zealand) We drove through Belgium, France, and Italy and then got a ferry to Greece where we picked our kids up from Athens and sailed to the Greek Island of Paros for a month. The car had lots of niggly problems, but we won't go into that now. Bri feels fragile enough as it is. The kids flew from Greece back to the UK, and we drove back through Europe to England. The car had some troubles. It blew up. I know that Brian will say that it didn't, but he's lying. It did. We waited for the car to be fixed, visited lots of family members and then drove back to Tuscany to housesit for six weeks. We looked after a sweet little cat in a wonderful house overlooking the Mediterranean in the town of Porto Santo Stefano. It was divine. If you haven't yet signed up to be a housesitter, then you want your head reading. It's brill. We drove back from Italy, over the French Alpes and are now sitting in our car outside an Airbnb in Calais making this podcast for you. Tomorrow we will cross the border of France and return to England. The Queen has died, a close family member is not well, and if we can't sell the car in the next two weeks, then we stand to lose twenty grand. Oh, and it looks as though we will have to enter Thailand illegally. Other than that everything is hunky dory. Sit back, enjoy the show and please don't forget to spread the love and share this podcast with someone who needs a little adventure in their life! Use This Link For The BEST Housesitting Discount: Don't forget, you can oggle all of the beautiful houses around the world that are waiting for YOU to look after them by clicking here. (Looking is completely free so gander to your heart's content!) If you are serious about using Housesitting as a tool to travel the world for free (as we do) then sign up to Trusted Housesitters HERE and use Code: SITTERLIZ to get your 20% discount!
Today we heard from a horrified woman who has vowed to expose a dangerous "sexual predator" who is living in an estate in Swords. She told us the whole story about him and all about how she plans to make sure everyone knows who this man is, where he is and what he is!! This caused war on air!!!
Midday Squares is a Canadian Snacking Chocolate Company based out of Montreal, founded by Jake Karls, Lezlie Karls, and Nick Saltarelli (yes, they are family!)Have you ever wondered what it's like to Build a Family Chocolate Empire, and stay grounded and sane while doing it?(My guess is that NO, you haven't!)But in case you were wondering what it WOULD be like, I decided to bring you an epic interview with the founders of Mid-Say Squares: Jake Karls, Lezlie Karls and Nick Saltarelli.THIS IS THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF OF SEASON 10, BABY!Sitting down in-person with Mid-Day Squares for an interview was a dream come true, but I was also TERRIFIED.You know when you've been following someone online for a long time and then you are about to meet them in-person, and you fear that you'll be TOTALLY star struck?Ya, that was ME!But, I managed to pull my sh!t together and host an EPIC interview. And now, I get to share it with you!In this episode, we talked about everything from...What inspired them to start the company and push through the challenges that presented?What's it like working with family and who they hired for Family Therapy!Is there a new flavour coming down the pipeline?If you're looking for some SERIOUS business inspiration (and maybe even the secret family recipe to keeping a business fun and enjoyable) this interview is for you!These three entrepreneurs took a risk starting their own business.Not only are they following their passion but they're doing it together as a family! Talk about #goals... if these guys can do it, YOU CAN TOO!Go out there and build your own empire! (and don't forget to tell me about it, when you do!)Episode Sponsors:Healthy Planet: Save 10% on any online order over $50.00 when you use the code VISIONARY2022 at checkoutThe Visionary Method: The Fastest Way to Launch Your Services, Go Full-Time, and Become Fully Booked with your Business!Mentioned in our Episode:Healthy PlanetFollow Mid-Day Squares on TikTokFollow Mid-Day Squares on InstagramShop Mid-Day SquaresYou Might Also Like:Episode # 194 w/ Canadian Food Entrepreneur, Peter NealEpisode # 156 w/ Canadian Food Entrepreneur, Leila KeshavjeeEpisode # 199 w/ Canadian Beverage Entrepreneur, Alan Woods of Rally BeerLearn more about The Visionary Method™ - Business & Marketing Coaching: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/tvm Connect with me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl_____Thanks for stopping by, visionary!I am a Business & Marketing Coach and the Founder of BecomeFullyBooked.com, a platform that I created to help business owners take their business from Half Booked to Fully Booked using growth frameworks and innovative marketing strategiesI also host the Visionary Life Podcast (https://kelseyreidl.com/podcast), a Top Canadian Business podcast that has been producing weekly episodes with some of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs since 2018.I have spoken about Marketing at companies like Google, Salesforce and Bumble - and it is my mission to make marketing FUN again, without relying on Complicated ClickFunnels or Expensive Facebook AdsWhen I am not creating content to inspire the Visionary Community, I can be found adventuring on my Mountain Bike, Paddleboarding down the river in my backyard, or traveling the world with my Husband Dave in search of the best coffee shops and craziest experiences (jumping through Swiss Canyons and snowboarding the Alps are some of my favorite memories, to date)
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Episode Notes Episode Summary For this This Month in the Apocalypse episode Brooke, Margaret, and Casandra all researched different topics and discuss them. Margaret talks about climate collapse, droughts, floods, wildfires, the cost of wheat, and the dangers of rising humidity for wet bulb temperatures. Casandra talks about Monkey Pox, rises in other viral and vector borne illness, and discovers why rain might actually be a bad thing for your food. Brooke talks about student loan forgiveness and things you, brave listener, might not be aware you are forgiven for. Everyone attempts to get us sponsored by 'Big' Rain Barrel. If you're out there 'Big' Rain Barrel. Please sponsor us. Host Info Casandra can be found on Twitter @hey_casandra or Instagram @House.Of.Hands. Margaret can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. Brooke is just great and can be found at Strangers helping up keep our finances intact and on Twitter @ogemakweBrooke Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Next Episode Come out Friday, September 23rd, and every two weeks there after. Might be about thru-hiking, Parenting, or Archiving. Transript An easier to read version is available on our website TangledWilderness.org. Margaret 00:16 Hello, and welcome to Live Like The World Is Dying, your podcasts for what feels like the end times. I'm one of your hosts, Margaret killjoy. I have Brooke and Casandra with me as well as cohosts today, because today, you will be very excited to know that the world's still ending...that we are doing our second monthly This Month in the Apocalypse and we're going to be talking about basically the last month and the I guess that's in the name. Okay. So, Brooke, Casandra, do you want to introduce yourselves? Possibly with Brooke going first. Casandra 00:52 Your name was first. Brooke 00:53 Yeah. Okay, alphabetically. Hi, everybody, it's Brooke Jackson again, coming to you live? Oh, wait, no, this will be recorded by the time you hear it. From the sunny lands of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Casandra Johns 01:11 We're all in the Willamette Valley right now. Margaret 01:14 It's true. Casandra 01:15 It's true. This is Casandra. That's me. Margaret 01:19 Okay, and so this will be a very short episode, because actually, nothing bad has happened in the world, certainly not nything that feels end times ish, nothing out of the ordinary. I'm under the impression we have reversed most of the major...I mean, I think Biden passed a bill. So, I'm pretty sure climate change is over. And COVID is over. I learned that just the other day walking into a place where I thought everyone would be wearing masks, but it's over. So that's cool. Or, alternatively, let's talk about how China's in the worst heatwave in human history...in recorded history. We're gonna cut it up into segments. And I'm gonna go first with my segment. Casandra Johns 02:06 Do we need to say "Du duh duh duhh, Channel Zero? As part of the intro? Brooke 02:13 Do a Jingle? Margaret 02:16 Yes. Okay. You want to do it? Brooke 02:20 She just did. Casandra 02:21 Oh, yeah, I did. Duh duh duh duh! Margaret 03:19 Okay, and we're back. Okay, so, China...70 Day heatwave as of several days ago, now. And by the time you all are hearing this, I believe we're recording this about five days before this episode comes out. So, who knows what will have happened? There has been a lot of heat waves and floods all over the world this summer. And so China's in the middle of a 70 day heatwave. The drought has reduced hydroelectric output, which huge areas were reliant on the electricity because the water levels are so far down. And of course the electricity is what powers the AC. So no air conditioning is really fun as things get really hot. AC has been turned off in a lot of office buildings. It's cut power to tons of industry, including a bunch of car manufacturers where I'm a little bit like "Eh, whatever. Cars are bad." I mean, I drive cars so I'm kind of an asshole and hypocrite. Anyway. But also solar panel output and EV battery plants and like lots of stuff that's like being pitched as the alternative to things...y'all can feel free to cut me off too as I talk about these things. I'm just like going through my notes. And I don't know, it's breaking records all over the place by like four degrees in a lot of places. It's four degrees Fahrenheit. Brooke 04:44 What is heatwave in this context? Like are they having like, you know, 115 degree temperatures, are they just? Margaret 04:53 I mean, so. I mean, I believe in localized places. It's getting like crazy hot but what's interesting about this is that it's it's more the length of it and the abnormality to its usual that is, like, it's a lot of this stuff is like 106 degrees Fahrenheit and things like that. You know, things that are very not nice, but are...well, human survivable. Although we should probably at some point talk about wet bulb temperatures and how dry places are survivable at substantially higher temperatures than humid places. But yeah, so it's it's, it's an it's an abnormality causing problems as far as I understand, rather than like, just specifically, if you step outside, you will be scorched by the heatray that is the sun. It's affecting over a billion people, which is a lot of people. The area of the heatwave is 530,000 square miles, which for context is Texas, Colorado and California combined. Casandra Johns 05:57 Does that overlap with the area...like, isn't there like a massive wildfire happening in China right now? Margaret 06:04 I think you know, more about the wildfires than I do. Casandra Johns 06:07 I don't know what region it was in. Margaret 06:09 Okay. Casandra 06:09 I guess I'm curious. Of course, they're related because everything climate-y is related, ultimately. Margaret 06:16 Yeah. Casandra 06:19 Yeah, I'm curious how closely they're tied together. But, if you don't know, and I don't know, that's fine. Because there's also a massive wildfire. And that sucks. Margaret 06:27 Yeah. There's a massive wildfire. Brooke 06:31 Is that a continuous area, Margaret? That five? Whatever, something miles? Margaret 06:37 You all are exceeding my level of research that I did, because I did research about the entire world. So I don't know. Brooke 06:44 Okay, fair. Casandra 06:45 Oh, yeah. You have more. This is just like heat waves everywhere. Okay. Margaret 06:48 Yeah. Okay. And also joining us today on playing the squeaky toy in the background is Rintrah, the best dog in the world. Brooke 06:59 Can confirm. Margaret 07:00 The best dog in the world. No complaints? Okay. Yeah, I, you know, there's a lot more I don't know about this, right? But this was one that I haven't even seen really cropping up much in the media at all. And actually, one of the things that's sort of interesting and terrible and telling is that a lot of the information that I've been able to find about climate change disasters comes from the business media, like, a lot of this is about how it will affect stock prices, how it will affect, you know...300 Mines are shut down right now in China, or as of you know, two days ago when I did most of the research for this recording. And so it talks more about the 300 mines that have been shut down instead of the 119,000 people who have been evacuated from their homes. And it's just, it's a real problem. There's a lot of photos of like, low reservoirs that are like 20 meters below what they're supposed to be and things like that. And, of course, to tie everything into everything else, you know, things that happen in one place don't only effect that region. The drought is fucking up their harvest, and fertilizer for export has been affected, which will probably fuck up the world's food supply, which was otherwise very stable. So, I don't think that's gonna be a problem. Casandra Johns 08:16 The world's been chaos, but at least we know, food is cheap and available. Margaret 08:20 And will stay that way. Margaret 08:22 Okay, so then the one that I'm finally starting to see more get talked about in the media, thankfully, although it's annoying, because it's only been talked about because now there's like dramatic photos. But whatever. I mean, I'm not blaming people for not paying attention to everything that's happening in the world. Pakistan is having flooding, like just absolutely massive flooding. I've read reports saying that there's a half a million people living in refugee camps. It's taken at least 1000 lives, it's fucking up food production. Over a million homes have been destroyed. A third of the country is underwater. Have y'all seen the satellite image photos? Casandra 08:22 Yep Casandra Johns 08:59 Yeah, and they're referring to it as a 'lake.' Which makes me wonder like, are they anticipating at least some portion of it to remain? Like, "And look at our new lake!" Margaret 09:10 Yeah. Casandra 09:12 I heard I heard someone else I heard someone referred to it as a 'small ocean.' Margaret 09:18 Yeah. Margaret 09:19 Yeah. And, and Pakistan is the the fifth most populous country in the world after China, India, U.S., Indonesia, I think. Yeah. And so it's like, it's a big fucking deal and a big fucking problem. And one of the other problems because capitalism solves...makes everything worse. Pakistan has taken out a $1.1 billion dollar loan from the IMF, which for anyone following at home, the IMF is a predatory lending organization called the International Monetary Fund, that actually a lot of modern leftist politics, at least in the Western world and actually a lot of the developing world kind of cut its teeth in the...during the, the turn of the millennium fighting against the IMF and the World Bank, specifically because of the stuff that they do, which is that they loan predatory. It's like a payday loan. You know, it's like a paycheck loan place, but for entire countries, they loan you $1.1 billion, and then you're going to be paying off the interest for the rest of your life as a country. And of course, a lot of what's happening right now is that developing nations as they take out these loans are therefore forced to extract more fossil fuels from their own countries, in order to pay off the interest of their loan, not even touching the principal, trapping us further and further in the cycle of what's destroying everything. So that's all really fun. Okay, then, East Africa, particularly Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, are also facing prolonged drought, rising food prices. A lot of this is because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This is projected to leave 20 million people hungry with an estimated 3 million potential deaths if aid isn't delivered, and these three countries represent 2% of the world's population, but 70% of the extreme food insecurity. And most of...about 90% of the wheat imported by East Africa comes from Russia and Ukraine, which are of course, having some issues right now. They're not famously friends. But you're thinking to yourself, "Well, I'm a wheat farmer in the US, and the high prices are good for me." They are not. Things are not good with domestic wheat production here in the United States, either, which, of course, affects large quantities of the world. Also, the US is a major grain exporter. And so this is things that affect the US do affect everyone else. And not just because we're the center of Empire. Drought is affecting wheat fields in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Kansas is estimating a 30% drop in their harvest. Oklahoma is estimating a 50% drop, in its harvest. And so even though you have these, like record high prices for wheat, farmers are expecting to lose money, because they're not able to grow enough. You look like you have a question. Brooke 09:19 Oh wow. Casandra Johns 12:24 And yeah, so we talked about this a little bit the other day, I think, like I'm not sure if people realize what it means when the wheat crop is devastated. You know, it's not just like, "Maybe I can't eat bread." Brooke 12:43 There's more to it than that? Casandra Johns 12:45 Right! I mean, the next thing I think of is like, who eats the wheat? Not just humans. You know, like, I can't eat wheat, but like, I eat beef. Margaret 12:58 Yeah. Casandra 12:58 And chicken. Margaret 13:00 Yeah. Brooke 13:00 Was does that matter, Casandra? Casandra 13:03 Maybe they eat wheat. Just the like domino effect. Margaret 13:07 Yeah. Casandra 13:08 Yeah. When we talk about rising food prices and rising fuel prices, and how those are connected to like rising everything prices. Margaret 13:15 Yeah. And book prices most famously. Brooke 13:16 Okay, well, like, I have a solution. Casandra 13:19 Okay, what's your solution? Is it Communism? Brooke 13:19 Cause, we're all about solutions here. Well, you started talking about Pakistan being all flooded like the country's a giant lake. And then you said drought in the US and I'm like, "Let's just pick up some water over there and just put it over here." And then there won't be a drought or flood. Margaret 13:36 So what's so great and I'm gonna get to in a moment is that drought and flood are entirely related. I think you knew this, and we're just setting me up to say this, but they're absolutely related. The more drought you have, the worse flooding you have, which of course, like boggles my immediate science, right? My non science brain is like, "But water is the opposite of drought," you know, and we're gonna get to them second. Okay, so also in the US, Lake Mead is drying up. It's the largest reservoir in the United States, it provides water to 25 million people. It's possible that soon it won't have enough water to feed the Hoover Dam, which provides electricity to about a million people. And the one upside of all of this drought..this is really selfish. It's kind of like interesting the stuff they keep finding in the water. They keep find... Margaret 14:26 Yeah. They're like finding like some guys like "Oh, look a barrel," and he like pops open some barrel from the 1920s. And just like a dead guy with a bullet in his skull, and they're like, "Oh, the mafia really did just drop people off in barrels," which led me to the conclusion that apparently leaving dead bodies in large body in large bodies of water is more effective of a strategy than I've been led to believe. Casandra 14:27 Well, they haven't they also...hasn't also revealed like Nazi...like sunken Nazi ships and shit. And then they're like the.... Casandra 14:27 Crime? Margaret 15:01 Yeah, not in Lake Mead, though. Casandra Johns 15:04 Right. But then..No, but I'm just saying like everywhere it's revealing interesting things like in Europe the...what are the stones called? Margaret 15:12 The Hunger Stones. Casandra 15:13 Hunger Stones? Margaret 15:15 Yeah. Casandra 15:15 So apparently, what's the context for this? Previously, in history when there were massive droughts and like rivers dwindled down to nothing, people made carvings in the stones at particular water levels with these like really epic, maybe Margaret's looking at some examples, of these really epic miserable statements about like, "Fear ye, fear ye, if the water gets this low..." Margaret 15:40 You're dead. Casandra 15:40 Yeah, but people are seeing those now, which is terrifying and interesting. Margaret 15:47 Yeah. Terrified and interesting is a good way to describe the current epoch. Brooke 15:52 Cool. That's the silverling, the mud caked lining. Brooke 15:52 Yeah. There was. It's not happening right at this moment. But here locally, when the Detroit reservoir got real low a couple of years ago, there was a town that had been flooded when they built the dam there and it was low enough that like, remnants of this town were visible, including like an old wagon, like covered wagon base kind of wagon and other cool artifacts. Brooke 16:27 See some history before we all die. Margaret 16:30 Yeah, yeah, exactly. Brooke 16:31 Great. Margaret 16:32 So, in California, heat and drought are also combining as power usages reaches a five year high power use, because people are running more and more air conditions. I didn't quite realize exactly how...I don't I don't have a percentage in front of me...But like, air conditioning is a really, really big use of electricity. And so in California, the grid is estimated...is expected to become unstable, although that might have already happened. It was supposed to happen like this week. So that might happen by the time y'all hear this. Or maybe it didn't happen. And I'm here I am chicken littling, all day long. And, of course, Jackson, Mississippi flooding. The capital of Mississippi, which is primarily black city has left 150,000 people without drinking water. Sooo... Brooke 17:18 I haven't heard about this at all? Margaret 17:20 Oh, yeah. And there's some mutual aid groups on the ground. Cooperation. Jackson is a long standing organization that works to sort of build dual power and do all kinds of awesome stuff in terms of cooperative economics and things like that. And they are doing a lot of mutual aid work. I believe there's also a group and maybe this is actually not maybe they're not directly related. I'm not sure there's a group called Hillbillies Helping Hillbillies that I've at least seen talk a lot about this issue. I don't know if they do most of their work down there or if they've been more focused on the Tennessee floods. Casandra Johns 17:54 I know Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is also doing work there. Margaret 17:59 Yeah. So "Why does all this stuff happen, Margaret?" you might ask. Brooke 18:07 Why does all this stuff happen, Margaret? Margaret 18:09 Well, I am an expert named Jennifer Francis, a senior scientist at the Woodward Climate Research Center in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and my quote, that is definitely me is, "As the air and oceans warm under a thicker blanket of greenhouse gases, more water vapor evaporates into the air providing more moisture to fuel thunderstorms, hurricanes, nor'easters and monsoons." Basically, as the temperature rise of the Earth, the warmer atmosphere can hold more water vapor, every degree of...every increase of one degree Celsius can boost the capacity for holding water vapor by about 7%. So that's fun. And also as things get more humid, you're like, "Okay, well, that's cool. It's like more tropical and stuff, right?" Higher humidity is substantially more dangerous, like heat and humidity is what kills people, because of the way that our bodies thermo regulate basically, like, if you're at 100% humidity, and the temperature goes above your body temperature, you die. Not like instantly, right? But your body loses its ability to thermo regulate. And so that is the wet bulb temperature is the temperature at 100% humidity, and that can be calculated out from there. So, for example, 105 degrees Fahrenheit at 5%. humidity is not that bad. It's like 61 degrees wet bulb, right? You're not in danger, I mean, you can be in danger zone from other parts of it, you need to get in shade, right? But like, whereas 105 degrees at 95% humidity is 103 degrees wet bulb. So, and for context, you know, it's like I used to never really think about the level of humidity that I lived in until I moved to the South and I had to worry about mold and all kinds of other shit. But, much of the South, and San Francisco and also I believe much of Alaska sit at around 80 to 90% humidity, whereas the Southwest might be at around 30% humidity. So, when you hear about temperatures at different levels in different parts of the country, the humidity that they're facing, like matters in terms of how catastrophic this type of thing is likely to be. And then the "What to do about it section!" Don't worry, we're almost done with the terrible climate shit part. Casandra Johns 20:20 I feel like earlier, you mentioned something about the relationship between flooding and drought. I was hoping you were gonna circle back to that. Margaret 20:28 Okay. Oh, yeah. So. So basically, the...some atmosphere shit I only half understand. But, as everything gets hotter, more of the air like sits...and more of the water sits in the air and that...it just fucks everything up. So, like, the rain falls off fucked up. I, I kind of like, wrap my head around it. And then I, it unraveled, you ever, like study things that are completely outside your thing? And then you like, you get your takeaway, and then the details like dissolve? That's what happened to me while I was researching this? Casandra Johns 21:00 No, that's I didn't realize it had I, I thought my assumption was it was going to be that, you know, you can look up videos of this where like, people put a cup of water upside down on like dry soil, you know, partially damp soil and like saturated wet soil. And the cup of water immediately, like seeps into the ground in the saturated soil, but it takes a really long time for the dry soil to absorb the water. Margaret 21:25 Yeah. Casandra 21:25 And so my assumption was like, "Oh, if there's a drought and the soil is bone dry, it can't absorb moisture very effectively." Margaret 21:33 Yeah. Casandra 21:33 Which is counterintuitive, maybe? But...then it floods. Margaret 21:36 I think that is a big part of it. Yeah. Casandra 21:38 Okay. Margaret 21:39 And then also, I was even just like...go ahead. Brooke 21:43 I was thinking about how matter can't be created or destroyed. And so the water still exist somewhere, even though it got sucked up from the dry places. And that might be why it ended up flooding in other places because the water still exists. Margaret 21:58 Well, a lot of places it's literally the same place will have droughts and floods. I think Texas was dealing with that I think it was Dallas, was having a record drought and might still be in a record drought and then had like, really fuck off flooding. I think it was about a week or two ago. That was like destroying everything. And, you know, because if the rain patterns are just completely different than Yeah, what the ground is used to absorbing and like, and which ties into what to do about it. A lot of what to do about it needs to happen at the scale that we're not necessarily going to talk about right now. But, rainwater catchment and drought areas is super important. And, you know, I was looking it up because there's this like. I'd always been sort of told that rainwater catchment like fucks up the water system of that area, you know, because Colorado has, they have re-legalized it a little bit in 2016. But it's been illegal for a very long time to catch rainwater in Colorado because they're like, "Oh, it's so dry here. We need all the groundwater." That was what I had always got told. The real reason's that Colorado made rainwater catchment illegal have a lot more to do with...capitalism, and the way that water rights are, you're basically stealing from people in entirely different areas if you catch the rainwater at the source or whatever. And, it it can affect things,right, if you like take water that could otherwise have ended up groundwater, but you're mostly it's mostly like shit that would have run off anyway. And so rainwater catchment increasingly in a lot of places, I believe Arizona has like new laws that like require new buildings to include rainwater catchment. There's entire countries who I didn't write down the names of that require rainwater catchment in all new buildings, especially island nations, I'm under the impression and so rainwater catchment is cool. And then, Arizona you can get rebates if you install rainwater catchment. In Colorado, it is now legal again for like home level and there's like all these like rules and shit. And you're, you're only allowed to store two barrels for a total of 110 gallons and you can only do it at like, home, or whatever. I'm sure there's ways that people could imagine catching rain water without getting caught. The CDC points out that rainwater is generally not safe to drink without treatment. You can use it to water non food plants without treatment. I say this, I showered with rainwater for the past three years and don't give a shit. But, maybe I shouldn't recommend that to other people. But, also filtering rainwater is like not the biggest deal in the world. And then... Casandra Johns 24:39 Also like, the idea of only using it on non food plants is really funny to me, because like it just rains on my plants, you know? And then I eat them. Margaret 24:51 Yeah. Brooke 24:52 You shouldn't let rain land of your plants. Margaret 24:54 You shouldn't be eating food from plants. Plants comes from stores, Casandra. Casandra Johns 24:59 Uh oh. Okay. And if they get rained on specifically then they're like poison. Margaret 25:06 Yeah, me, okay. Like, you walk out of a food store, the main place that people get food, like McDonald's, and you have your chicken nuggets, or... Casandra 25:14 And then they get rained on? Margaret 25:16 You wouldn't want to eat them now, would you? Casandra 25:18 Okay, I see what you mean. Margaret 25:20 Yeah, no, I like that part about the like non food plants or whatever is like to me is like that's what the CDC says. The CDC has lost a lot of...I don't trust it as much as I might have used to. Casandra 25:36 Interesting segue to... Margaret 25:39 Yeah. Well, there is one more part though that I believe one have you added to the notes about soil remediation and dry gardening? I'm wondering if you want to talk about some of that. Brooke 25:52 That has to be Casandra, cause it wasn't me. Casandra Johns 25:54 Oh, I mean, that was me thinking about like, how the what I was saying before how bone dry soil...the best place to store water is in the soil. Right? Margaret 26:04 Yeah. Casandra 26:06 Just like the best place to store nitrogen is in the soil. But, you know, if I lived in a super dry area, and this is only so effective for like the home gardener, this like ideally would happen on a large scale. But, if I lived in a really dry area, I'd be working really hard to like improve my soil health so that it can store more water. So that things like dry gardening are possible. So I can you know, have food even in a drought. Margaret 26:32 What is dry gardening? Casandra Johns 26:36 Dry gardening is gardening with little to no, like, manually added water. Margaret 26:43 Is that where you like mulch the shit out of it all to prevent evaporation? Casandra Johns 26:46 Yeah, you can do it that way. You can also...there. There's a...well, it's on my bookshelf, so I'm not gonna mention it because I can't remember the title right now. But yeah, mulching, spacing your plants a lot farther out, making sure that your soil can store water so that if you know we live, where I live, it rains a lot in the spring. And if the plants I plant have a room, and the soil is fluffy enough that they can send the roots really deep, then in the summer, when it's dry, they can still access the water that's stored in the soil. Does that make sense? Margaret 27:19 Cool, and then they grow chicken nuggets? Casandra 27:22 Yep. Margaret 27:23 Cool. Okay, so back to the clever segue that I broke about not trusting the CDC.... Casandra Johns 27:36 Yeah, yeah, I Okay. So, we realized we should probably say at least something about monkey pox. Because it's the thing that exists. My notes are titled monkey pox sucks. And... Brooke 27:52 Correct. Casandra Johns 27:53 Correct. Yeah. And I realized in researching this that I knew very little, I think I was just like, "We live in a time where there will be epidemic after epidemic," and I'm, you know, mentally overloaded on this topic. And had a lot of assumptions that were wrong. But, one interesting thing I found out is that the CDC is saying it's not transmitted....It's not airborne. Which, you know, they've kind of gone back and forth about whether masks are going to help...masks. I can't enunciate....whether masks are going to help prevent the spread. Brooke 28:37 If the mask prevents you from licking someone's open wounds, then then I say that would be helpful. Put your mask on. Casandra Johns 28:44 But, then there's there are other recommendations around like, avoiding close face to face contact with people. So that's all. I think I'm just affirming that I am also skeptical of CDC guidelines at this point, which is a bummer. Margaret 28:59 Yeah. Casandra 29:01 Anyway, do you want to hear all about monkeypox? Margaret 29:04 Yeah. Yay. Casandra 29:06 Yay. Margaret 29:06 What a fun show we make. Brooke 29:10 That's like a game, right? It's a children's game that you play. It's fun. Spread all over? Isn't it great? Casandra 29:18 No. Margaret 29:19 It's one of those games with a 1-3% death.... Okay, please continue. Brooke 29:24 That's pretty low. It's fine. Casandra Johns 29:26 Oh, my God, what a world that we live in. So apparently was discovered in 1958 in laboratory monkeys. So, you know, you can insert something here about blaming capitalism for everything. Because maybe it wouldn't have been a thing if monkeys were not in laboratories? Anyway, it's a cousin of smallpox in the first human case was recorded in 1970. When I first heard about monkey pox in May or whatever I was like, "Oh, cool and new disease." It's not new. It's been around for decades. So, it's really interesting that like, we don't have a vaccine that can quickly be rolled out. Do you want to guess why that is? Margaret 30:14 Is it Capitalsim? Brooke 30:14 I guess 'racism.' Casandra 30:15 Racism. Brooke wins with 'racism.' Brooke 30:23 Yay? Casandra 30:26 Yeah, so it was that to be uncommon in humans, but cases started increasing around 1980. And most of the cases have been documented in central and western Africa. That correct? In Africa. Margaret 30:41 Yeah, you said Nigeria is like one of the main spots of it? Casandra 30:45 For this outbreak. Margaret 30:46 Okay. Casandra 30:48 Yeah. So, and they think that one of the reasons....so there have been multiple outbreaks since it was first recorded in humans in 1970, which I didn't realize, because we don't hear about them, because mostly they've taken place in Africa. Which is just depressing. And I'll come back around to that in a minute. But, they think that that the increase in cases might be connected to the fact that it is related to smallpox. The smallpox vaccine, they think gives like, 85% that it is like, 85% effective against monkey pox. But most people don't get the smallpox vaccine anymore. Brooke 31:27 Yeah. Casandra 31:28 And I think that's related to the increase in monkey pox cases. Margaret 31:33 People don't get the smallpox vaccine anymore, because smallpox kind of went away because of vaccines? Casandra 31:40 Yeah, Brooke 31:41 No, it just stop being trendy. People were like, "That is not cool anymore. I'm not gonna take that one." Casandra Johns 31:48 Yeah, yeah. Which then is like, there's a whole tangent in here about who and how they decide a disease has been 'eradicated.' I'm doing air quotes that you can't see has been, 'eradicated.' Especially when something like monkey pox is trance was initially transmitted from animals to humans. And so, yeah, I don't know, is smallpox eradicated? I don't know. I'm not an epidemiologist. But I'm curious. So, let's see. Okay, so the current outbreak grew from one case in Massachusetts in the US, I'm talking about the US now, May 17. And at this point, you know, however many days it's been since May, there are almost 20,000 cases in the US, which is a lot of cases. Brooke 32:40 I mean, it sounds like a big number. But, also I know, there's a lot of people in the US, but also, I don't know how much cases of other things that we know about are common. So I don't have any frame of reference. Margaret 32:51 Yeah same. Casandra 32:53 Yeah. Brooke 32:54 Well, it's way smaller than Covid. Casandra Johns 32:57 Right. It is way smaller than Covid. But, you know, and it's, it's sort of like Covid, you're probably not going to die from it. But then there's the asterisk, 'unless you're immunocompromised already,' you know. So like, who are we? Who are we willing to throw under the bus for this? Brooke 33:13 So just Casandra. Casandra 33:13 Yeah, just me. Yeah. But then there's also public health experts are apparently warning that the virus is on the verge of becoming permanently entrenched here. Margaret 33:24 Cool. Casandra 33:25 So maybe 20,000 isn't, you know, a big chunk of the population, but in terms of like, a virus, it's bad news, because we don't really want it to become entrenched here, right? Brooke 33:38 Yeah, viruses, bad. Casandra 33:41 Virus equals bad. Okay. Okay, so, so there's been a lot of criticism about Biden's administration and their sluggish response to the outbreak. I read a really interesting report. I think WaPo [Washington Post] was the first place to report on this, but they said that, on August 4, US Health and Human Services officials plan to stretch the country's limited supply, or they announced, that they plan to stretch the country's limited supply of vaccines by splitting doses to cover five times as many people. This is after saying that they had plenty of doses. So, already sketchy. Yeah, cool, cool. And then the chief executive of Bavarian Nordic who's the vaccine manufacturer responded by accusing the Biden admin of breaching contract by planning to use them in this like inappropriate way by splitting the doses and then apparently threatened to cancel all future vaccine orders so that....Yeah, I'm not sure how that was resolved. Brooke 34:45 Capitalism. The other 'ism' now at play. Margaret 34:50 I was right. I was late. Casandra Johns 34:57 So the big concern for me in researching this was how it spreads, because I have a child who's about to go back to public school, so apparently animal to human transmission, it's spread by direct contact with blood, bodily fluids or cutaneous or mucosal lesions of infected animals. And then human to human transmission is close contact with respiratory secretions, which to me says airborne, right, right? Is that not what that means? Anyway, respiratory secretions, skin lesions of an infected person, or recently contaminated objects. So things like bedding, clothing, stuff like that. Um, but the CDC says it's not airborne. So, take that, as you will. I don't know. How are you gonna take that, Brooke? Brooke 35:41 Right. Well, I mean, respiratory secretions that does sound more significant than just like, you know, air droplets, like we talked about with covid, like, more moist, kind of things coming out of you, like sneezes and coughs and stuff that actually sprays more liquid matter? Casandra 36:07 So, use your imagination with that. Margaret 36:08 We could just go through and describe every act that could... Casandra 36:10 Don't spit in people's mouths. Brooke 36:14 Damn it, there goes half of my kink play. Margaret 36:18 I mean, it does seem like it's less contagious than like, because like, okay, right, like, because they said originally COVID wasn't airborne. And they weren't always wrong about that, right? But, the fact that it's been here for months, and is at 20,000 cases, is like, 'promising,' in that it seems less contagious than COVID? But that's, I guess I'm talking about like, the first or second most contagious virus that the world's ever faced. So, I guess it's a terrible benchmark to compare it to. Casandra Johns 36:49 Yeah, I think comparing everything to covid is probably not in our best interest, especially because a lot more people are comparing this to AIDS, in terms of the communities it's impacting, and how it's spreading. So it's, it's okay, let me go back to my list. Alright, so the incubation period is usually six to thirteen days, it's thought to be mainly spread through sexual activity, specifically, men who have sex with men and have multiple partners, though now they've sort of expanded that to include like queer and trans people, which is good. Not that it's spreading in queer and trans communities, but that they're changing language. So then I was like, "Well, is it an STI, right?" And I Googled "Is Monkey pox and STI? And the first two articles that came up, were: Number one, "Monkey pox is an STI and knowing that can help." And then number two is, "Monkey pox is spreading through sex, but it's not an STI." So you know, I'm not a doctor. Casandra Johns 37:02 It's not an STI. Casandra 37:29 Okay. Brooke 37:31 Because it's not it's, yeah, go ahead. Casandra Johns 37:52 But it seems to mainly be spreading through sex, probably because of the close contact involved. Margaret 38:02 Yeah, I mean, like, like, scabies is... Brooke 38:04 Yeah, like not through the sex itself. Casandra 38:06 Right. Brooke 38:07 But through the close physical contact of you know, that happens during sex. Casandra Johns 38:12 I think. I also saw a list. I think it's LA County. I was reading their like, list of eligibility criteria, and maybe risky behavior to avoid...'in void.' Would that even? Yeah, thank you. I was just trying to figure out what my made up word means. Risky behavior to avoid and they listed that, like, we're still learning about how it's transmitted, right, which is wild for a disease that's been around since the 70s. But, they listed that it could possibly be transmitted through semen. Like not solely but that could be another way that it's transmitted. Brooke 38:53 Sure, transmitted through bodily fluids, but the distinction when it when it's an STI is something that's sort of limited to being transmissible through kind of the genital region. Casandra Johns 39:10 Is that why one type of herpes is considered an STI, and the other isn't? Brooke 39:14 Yeah, so you can like can get both of them in both places because of oral sex. Casandra 39:21 Huh, that's interesting. Brooke 39:23 But yeah, technically. That's why. Casandra Johns 39:25 Thanks for knowing more about STI classification than me. I appreciate it. Brooke 39:29 Well, I fuck a lot. So I got to know these kinds of things. Casandra 39:35 All right, moving on with my notes. My next... Brooke 39:40 I just made everyone turn a scarlet blushing red color because I have non prude among this collective. Casandra Johns 39:48 I'm not blushing. I'm not prudish. I'm just Demi. Okay, so my next section is titled "Racism," which, yeah, so the virus isn't spreading in this specific outbreak of monkey pox is been spreading in Nigeria since 2017. Yet, somehow there are no clinical...there's no clinical trial data of the effectiveness of the vaccine or T pox, which is the antiviral they've developed. No human studies. I wonder why. Um, well, I as I said it's understudied because up until now, it's been isolated to central and west Africa. Yeah. What would have happened if we were vaccinating on a large scale in Nigeria? Would it have spread? Margaret 40:31 Yeah, I mean, that's like such a thing that I keep thinking about all this shit, where it's like, it's just seemed so obvious to me that, like the solutions to all the major things that we're dealing with right now, like don't make any sense in a world full of borders. You know? Being like, like, "We got ours. Fuck you," doesn't make any fucking it never made any fucking sense. But, it really doesn't make any fucking sense now, or it's like, yeah, if we had, like, I don't understand, even if I'm like a self interested, rich white American. I don't understand how I can be like, "Oh, new new disease just dropped and it's in another country." Let's go get rid of it in another country. That makes sense from...it's cheaper than building spaceships to Mars. Brooke 41:16 I think it's people still just not fundamentally understanding how deeply integrated we are now as a global society. Yeah. I mean, we shouldn't have figured especially in the last couple of years, if you haven't figured it out before, then like, you should understand that now. I feel like... Margaret 41:32 Yeah, acids been around for a long time. Casandra 41:39 Don't understand the reference? Margaret 41:43 Just like, oh, no, like, we're all one consciousness? Whatever. Casandra 41:52 Okay, my next subsection of notes is titled "Homophobia." Margaret 41:55 Hurray. Casandra 41:56 This is...I'm announcing these by way of a content warning. So yeah, so I read a few different, you know, I've seen like on Twitter and stuff, people talking about how homophobia relates to the way the language the government has been using and media outlets have been using around monkeypox, and also the government response to it and didn't fully understand that other than that it's mainly spreading in queer networks right now. But, I read an article that talked about how the homophobia they were seeing was mainly around the language that gay sex is quote, unquote, 'driving' the epidemic. Yeah, and just like really sex negative advice around how to keep from getting monkey pox. But, in reality, the drivers of the epidemic are the structures globally that have led to like vaccines and tests and treatments all existing for this virus, but not being accessible. Margaret 42:57 Yeah. Casandra 42:58 Yeah, I don't know if y'all have read any of the first person accounts of people trying to find access even to a test. Like I read an account of someone who went to their doctor was like, "I think a monkey pox." and the doctor, like, had to jump through all of these hoops just to access a test Margaret 43:14 Fucking hell. Margaret 43:16 So that's cool. Let's see, before I talk about the 'What we can do,' I want to circle back to climate change really quickly. Because, I think that in my brain, I know that epidemics and climate change are related, but I hadn't thought much about how in the particular mechanisms, but I read an interview that, that interested in me a lot. And they talked about how climate change is driving the risk of infectious diseases. I saw a report that 58% of the 375 infectious diseases they examined, have...this is a quote, "have been at some point aggravated by 'climatic hazards.'" So that's cool. Brooke 44:03 I...but how? I don't understand the connection. Casandra 44:06 Yeah. So. So one way is that climate change, they were talking about how it brings humans closer to animals, not in the sense that like "We are closer to nature," but just like, as we encroach on... Brooke 44:17 oh, sure. Casandra 44:20 And so, animal to human transmission is a thing. But, also if we're talking about like climate change and natural disasters, people get very sick of diseases and die after natural disasters. So, I'm sure that's part of what they mean by 'aggravated,' being 'aggravated by climatic hazards.' Warmer temperatures also attract insects and carriers of disease to parts of the world that they didn't used to exist in. Margaret. I feel like you were talking about...we were talking the other night and you mentioned like...no was it you? Maybe I was reading something? I've been reading too much lately. I was reading about a type of mosquito that is like, more likely to carry things like Dengue fever, and is now in the US, is now in the northern hemisphere. And. Margaret 45:08 Oh, that's exciting. Casandra 45:10 Yeah, and it has to do with warmer water temperatures where they can hatch their eggs and also with capitalism, because apparently they were transported here in 'tires.' Margaret 45:22 Huh? Casandra 45:23 Like when tires sit, you know outside in a wash, tje water pools? Yeah. Wild. Margaret 45:33 Which ties back to rain catchment and how don't do lazy rain catchment where you just put your downspout into the barrel, you should filter it, and you should prevent mosquitoes from breeding in there. Also algae, and all kinds of other stuff. Casandra 45:47 Yeah, it's true. Brooke 45:49 So today's episode is brought to you by capitalism and racism. Margaret 45:54 And I was thinking rain barrels. But Sure. Brooke 45:59 Well, the reason we have to talk about these horrible things is the 'isms.' Margaret 46:04 Right? Where as I was thinking about sponsors, Big Rain Barrel. The big sponsor of the show. Brooke 46:11 That'd be a great sponsor. I hope we get a free barrel. Casandra 46:14 Yeah. Brooke 46:14 Free barrel with every Ep [episode] Margaret 46:16 Yeah. I want to be able to talk about them personally. So, please contact us through the site. The advertisers. I want the I want Big Rain Barrel to...I just want a rain barrel. That's all. Please continue. Casandra 46:31 So in 2022, we're still experiencing the COVID outbreak, right? And now my monkey pox. And also polio. Margaret 46:40 Cool. Casandra 46:42 Yeah. Yeah, yes. Polio. Someone Someone got polio. For the second time since they declared polio like a...they don't use the word eradicated. But they were basically like, "Humans don't get this anymore." But two have since then. One was this summer. So that's...okay. Brooke 47:06 That's neat. Casandra 47:07 Yeah, what can we do about it? We can wash our hands a lot. I'm still gonna wear a mask, even though the CDC says it's not airborne, because I don't understand the difference. And also Covid's still a thing. We can research testing and vaccination in our areas, because it seems to be vastly different in different cities and counties and really confusing. So you can do the research ahead of time and share it through your network so people know where to access information and help. You can also get vaccinated if you qualify. However, I let's see, I looked at a few different counties and their eligibility criteria. And they all seem to have a few things in common. You have to be gay or bisexual men, or a transgender person who has had either 1) Multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days or 2) Skin to skin, skin to skin or intimate contact with people at large venues or events in the last 14 days. And then they're also starting to include people of any gender or sexual orientation who have engaged in commercial or [cuts out], so sex workers in the last 14 days. So yeah, if any of those are you, and you have a vaccination place near you, why not get it? Margaret 48:32 Because Bill Gates will be able to track all the sex you have? Brooke 48:38 Yeah, Casandra 48:39 The reason I agreed to research monkey pox for this episode is because, like I said, my kids about to go back to school. And I was really nervous. And I'm feeling a little bit less nervous for the moment about school because of the cases documented in children so far areextremely low. So, that's some good news for all of the other parents out there. Margaret 49:02 And the children listening Casandra 49:05 For any of the children listening. Margaret 49:06 It just occurred to me that children might listen to this podcast. I'm so sorry, children, about the world. Not about the cussing. I'm sorry about the world. Casandra 49:18 Speaking of school, Brooke 49:20 Hey, yo, student loan forgiveness that's been in the news. Right? And as the person with the background in economics, I feel like I have to talk about that. So, student loans, I'm fairly certain that of the two of you one of you has student loans and one of you does not. And I'm I'm curious how each of you feel about student loan forgiveness without...you can go ahead and not reveal which one of you it is and isn't for the moment. Just tell me if you like it? Is it good? Or bad? Casandra 49:56 Fucking-tastic I mean, not this version, this version is just like so. So, but like, should they forgive all of our student loans? Fuck yes, they should. Margaret 50:04 I agree. Brooke 50:05 Casandra says yes. Oh, and Margaret agrees Wait, but only one of you has student loans? Margaret 50:11 So, I don't have student loans. And...I can't imagine, I can't imagine anyone who doesn't have student loans giving a shit. Like I just like, I struggle so hard. Like, every time someone's like, "They did this with our taxpayer money," and I'm like, "Motherfucker, they invaded half the world with our tax money." Like... Casandra 50:35 There there other things you should be frustrated about being done with your tax dollars. Casandra 50:40 And this is not one of them. Margaret 50:40 Yeah! Margaret 50:42 Yeah. And then even with my like, even if I was like a self interest capitalist shit, it's like, I don't know, healthy economy is not one built on fucking debt. And I don't know, whatever. I'm just like... Brooke 51:00 Don't spoil my ending, Margaret. Margaret 51:02 Oh, sorry. Right. Casandra 51:04 But capitalism means that there have to be people who are suffering and poor so that I can feel superior and be stable and have more money. Margaret 51:13 Oh, that's a good point. Casandra 51:14 Yeah. Margaret 51:15 No, I take it back actually, Brooke. I'd like to change my answer. No one should. Casandra 51:21 Fuck Casandra. Margaret 51:26 No one should have the right to have debt forgiven. It should probably be transmitted to children and children's children. Oh, wait, that already happens. Just okay. Anyway. Casandra 51:36 What about corporations? Shouldn't they be able to get their debt forgiven, Margaret? Margaret 51:40 Oh, yeah. I mean, corporations, obviously should have their debt forgiven. I mean, otherwise, we wouldn't have an economy. Brooke 51:46 Like, God. Okay. You two know everything. My work is done here. Throw the topic and walk away. Excellent. Casandra 51:55 Sorry, Brooke. Brooke 51:56 No, I'm loving it. Casandra 51:58 This is how we cope with talking about money. Margaret 52:01 Yeah. Brooke 52:04 Oh, it's so good. No, I have you know, I have a couple of, of friends and or relations that are both on the against it side. Well, neither of whom went to college or have any students debt. Casandra 52:21 Why are they still your friends? Brooke 52:22 Well, Facebook friends, let's say that. Casandra 52:25 That's fair. Brooke 52:25 I think it's important to listen to what people say on the other side. So, I try and understand the arguments and can have a conversation back and hopefully bring them into the light. Margaret 52:34 Yeah, that's legit. But wait, what if we instead created an increasingly more insular and pure subculture? Brooke 52:44 It seems problematic I'm gonna say, but... Margaret 52:47 What? Brooke 52:47 That's probably for another episode. Okay. Margaret 52:50 Okay, I'll stop derailing you, Casandra Johns 52:52 it would only be the three of us. Everyone else is wrong in some way. Margaret 52:56 I think that that's probably true. I'm sorry Bursts, who's doing our editing, I'm sorry Inmn, who produce the podcast. Brooke 53:06 You better apologize to all the patrons right now too. Margaret 53:10 Yeah, if you want to be pure and join our pure culture. A $20 a month level. Brooke 53:19 No. No cults. No cults. Margaret 53:22 Everyone keeps saying that to me. Okay. Brooke 53:26 That's why I took away that book on cults that I showed you the other day, you don't need the help. Margaret 53:32 Please continue. Brooke 53:33 Oh, God. Right. So so the arguments against it. Like you were saying, you know, one of them's about the, "I don't want my tax dollars going to that," which, like you said, is a pretty wild argument, because we don't get to decide directly where our tax dollars go. There's plenty of things that I'm in...None of us like taxes...And amongst us, especially like, abolish the government abolish the taxes, but even people who are okay with taxes as a functioning society, we still, you know, you don't get to decide where each dollar goes. What's your question face? Casandra 54:10 You mean when I vote, it doesn't directly change things? Brooke 54:14 Oh, God, another topic for another whole podcast episode about how about how it actually works out there in the world. Yeah, so that argument is kind of wild. And then the other one that I that I have seen is the, you know, "Why should anyone else pay for their choices?" especially if it's their...other people's bad choices or whatever. Which again, is wild to me. Margaret 54:42 You mean the bad choice to loan $60,000 to a 17 year old? Brooke 54:47 Yeah, seems like maybe that should be not a not a thing. Margaret 54:51 Well, I just but it's a bad financial like, like come on. That's that's a that's part of loaning money is you take into account like, there's risk involved. It is a risky loan to loan a 17 year old money. Anyway, yep. Sorry. Brooke 55:07 Yeah, I saw one of my, you know, probably Gen X or Boomer aged relatives saying, "Hey, I signed up for the loans at 18. And I read the document, and I knew what I was getting myself into. And it was a choice. And it's everybody's choice." And it's so many bad takes so many bad takes... Casandra 55:24 I wonder how much their loan was compared to mine? Brooke 55:27 Yeah, and there's that. Casandra 55:28 I'm gonna guess significantly less. Brooke 55:30 Yeah, so let me get into a little bit of data here, because I love data. Let's talk also about what the loans are and aren't, because if you're only looking at the headlines there's a lot that's not captured in there. The number we see tossed around is the $10,000 of forgiveness. And that's up to $10,000 of forgiveness. So there's caveats on that, because there's a income limitation as to when you can get it. And it decreases a little bit based on what your income is. But also, if you were awarded a Pell Grant, at any point in your college education, you can actually get up to $20,000 in forgiveness, and Pell Grants are a federal grant, not a loan, but a grant, i.e. a gift, basically, that only go out to the lowest income kind of folks. So, if you qualified for a Pell Grant at the time that you also took out loans, then you can get a higher amount of loan forgiveness. And then it also only is it takes effect for people who had taken out a loan prior to June 30th of this year 2020. So if you're in school, right now, if you're just starting this fall, it doesn't apply to you. You had to have taken out a loan prior to that to qualify. Some of the cool things about it, though, are that it helps kind of all kinds of federal loans, which 95% of student loan debt is a federal loan. Only about 5% is private loans. So that's most people with loans, although it's only again, those income requirements, but that's still a large portion of folks. Where's the other one I was looking at? Oh, there's a type of loans that parents can take out to help their kids. So most of the federal loans that folks sign up for, they are signing up themselves, right, you're putting yourself in debt for it, even though you're only 18, or whatever. But parents can also get a loan, there's a federal loan called Parent PLUS, that you can take out to help your kids and those loans also qualify for forgiveness. And that is different than the student's loan. So if you're a parent who took out one of those loans for your kid, and your kid also took out loans, you both separately qualify for forgiveness. Casandra 57:48 Is this...Sorry, is this...I hadn't heard of those parent loans. Is the thought that they're taking out a loan to help pay for their kids college? Brooke 57:56 Yeah. Casandra 57:57 Okay. So, just like, "Look, another loan we can give to someone." Brooke 58:02 Yeah. And it's a federal federal one again, and you know, federal loans overall are, at least compared with like private student loans you can get they're way more reasonable, super low interest rates, longer repayment periods, you can get restructuring, if you're having financial issues or get a pause on it, there's more ways to get them forgiven, like working for a nonprofit or in the private sector, stuff like that. So, these are sort of nicer loans, which is one of the faults that people point out with it is that the the private loans that are the more of the predatory style loans, like we talked about with the IMF earlier, you know, higher interest rates, they don't care about how much you are or aren't making necessarily, they just say you have to start paying it at this point, and you have to pay this much and they'll come after your car or your dog or your firstborn child or whatever in order to get their repayments. And this federal forgiveness doesn't affect those folks. Margaret 58:59 Would you say that our listeners should take out predatory loans from payday loan places in order to buy rain barrels? Brooke 59:08 No. Because you should never support predatory loan places. You can steall from those places. Margaret 59:16 What if we, what if we start a rain barrel loan fund that offers predatory rates? Brooke 59:28 Then I would no longer call you an anarchist. You'd be an An-Cap [Anarcho-capitalist] and out of the club. Casandra 59:33 Is this you? Is this you segwaying into an ad break for our sponsors? Margaret 59:41 No, i was my brain's poisoned by how the fact that my other podcast is...has actual ad breaks. Casandra 59:48 Duh Duh duh duuuuh! I'm rain barrels! Brooke 59:49 Hey, if rain barrels would give away some, loan some rain barrels, I would let them plug a little ad on this ad-free anarchist podcast network. Yeah. Margaret 1:00:01 Yeah. Although, I'm holding out for big IBC tote. Brooke 1:00:05 Yes. Margaret 1:00:05 Cause IBC totes are 275 gallons, sort of 55 gallons. And that's what I showered with for the past three years, an IBC tote available from wherever you're willing to go get a really cheap thing that used to be full of detergent and wash it out vaguely. Margaret 1:00:11 Half an hour's drive, we can go grab some. Casandra 1:00:25 Wait, really? Margaret 1:00:26 Yeah, yeah. Casandra 1:00:28 We should talk about that after we're done doing a podcast which we are in fact doing right now. Margaret 1:00:32 Oh right, okay. Brooke 1:00:33 Okay, one of the other things that comes up when folks talk about student loans is you get like the the Boomer types that will say, you know, "I worked a part time job when I was in school and paid off my...paid for my school while I was going to school." And I think we all know that that's just not possible to do anymore. And that's because of the cost of education and how it has skyrocketed. So, if you look at the difference from 70s, 80s, or so, of like median income in the US with the average household makes, versus the average cost of college, the average income has gone up like half again as much since the 80s or so, whereas the cost of college is four times more expensive than it was. And then the other argument that comes up that people make is, well, "Everybody thinks they have to go to college. Now, you know, everybody's trying to enroll in college, not everyone needs to go to college. But everyone tries to." And when you look at the numbers of like, the portion of the population that has that's going to college and how that's changed in the last like 50 years, it's been pretty much steady for the last 25 years. It rose in the 60s, late 60s was kind of flat in the 70s then started to rise again through the 80s and the mid 90s. Probably because of the series of recessions that we had that were really severe in some places, like Oregon had a really severe recession. And when there was a recession, more people go back to school, but it hit a peak in the mid 90s And then dropped for a while and then has kind of been staying around that peak, on average, over the last 25 years. That and that's the number of people has gone up, but the portion of the population, right, so as a percent of the total population has actually been quite stable for a while now. Margaret 1:02:30 And like, I'm a big fan of having not gotten a degree, right? But, I even had a dream again last night where I like dropped out of school again. And I was like, "Fuck you, I quit." And it was really, but, but it's something that I think that a lot of people don't talk about when they talk about being like, "Oh, well, not everyone needs a college degree," or whatever it is they they don't understand that like how important upper higher education is to upward mobility and upward class mobility, especially for like people who are like, marginalized among other identities besides class, like specifically around race, you know, like, there's...so I think that...I think it's something that we can accidentally get a little to like, "Yeah!" like, you know, people get very, like "I'm so blue collar, everyone should drive forklifts," instead of going and studying gender studies or whatever, right? And just like not fucking getting how important class mobility can be for people and how that functions most of the time. And so I get really annoyed when people are like, "No one should ever go to college," or whatever, because I'm like, that is a really that is a position that comes from a specific place for some people, you know? Casandra 1:03:44 Yeah. Brooke 1:03:46 I think people also forget in that the fact that college classes can include courses for some of those types of jobs. So,talking about like the other four year degree, an apprenticeship. You know, if you're an electrician or a sheetmetal worker, you're probably you're going to take some classes and probably through a community college as part of your education to get those kinds of jobs. If you're doing a forklift or CNC, you have to take a course and they can be three months, six months, twelve months courses, and often again, through community college. So even though you're not getting a degree, you're still doing some post secondary education. Margaret 1:04:29 Yeah. Casandra 1:04:30 Do you want to know how much debt I have for my community college? Brooke 1:04:34 Oh, this is gonna hurt. Casandra 1:04:36 Forty Grand. Brooke 1:04:38 Shut the front door. Casandra 1:04:41 And that's like with grants and shit because like I good grades and all that. I was on the 'President's list.' Brooke 1:04:45 For a frame of reference, listeners, Casandra graduated more recently, like last couple years, or three or whatever it was, but fairly recently. Yeah. When I was looking at the numbers, here's my personal anecdote. The cost have the four year degree that I got 15 years ago. I'm taking some community college classes now. And if I did an associate's degree, it would cost me as much for two years of community college today as it did for a four year degree with two majors 15 years ago. Yeah, the cost has has exponentially risen again. Four times. It's it's four times higher than it was like 40 years ago. It's risen more than anything, any other good or commodity. The cost of college has increased. Margaret 1:05:40 I will say, my, like optimistic, putting on my optimism hat. I don't like hats. That's probably why I'm not great. Okay. When I think about like some of the most...the strongest that leftist movements, anarchist movements, I know more about anarchist movements, I do other movements. The strongest they've been is like often, while popular education, or the existing educational infrastructure is failing everyone. And, you know, like a lot of work around reframing education in both France and Spain was coming out of anarchists in the late 19th and early 20th century in the modern school movement, all this stuff, and people were getting, like, literally murdered for advocating for things like "What if boys and girls are taught in the same classrooms and shit," and it's like awild idea that anarchists came up with. And like not talking about God in the classroom. Oh, my god, we're actually losing on all of these. Okay, anyway. It's like, "Remember the fight for an eight hour workday?" And I'm like, "Man, I wish I had eight hour workday right now." Okay, and but, but so that's like, my like, my, like, optimism is that like, in a burned for us new weeds grow? You know, I think that there's a lot of opportunity for alternative educational systems, but not in a way where they could like, immediately step in and be like an accredited university that allows the sort of class mobility that we're talking about, or whatever, right, but like, it does seem like mutual aid schooling and education are like, probably in a better position to take a foothold than they used to be. I hadn't really...I'd only previously thought about this more for like, grade school type stuff, especially for the whole, like how public school is like also kind of like low key just like childcare. And like, hadn't quite thought about this in terms of like, how it ties into, you know, continuing education, but it could, we could have Anarchy University, and then everyone could have degrees and okay, I don't know where I'm going with this. Brooke 1:07:45 Anarcho-U. Casandra 1:07:45 You need another project, Margaret. So... Margaret 1:07:51 No, dear listener, you need a project. At Projects-R-Us, we will give you a project. Brooke 1:08:00 Wrong podcast. Wrong, wrong podcast. Margaret 1:08:02 Replace the continuing education system!. Brooke 1:08:04 Nope, wrong podcast. Margaret 1:08:04 Okay, fine. Brooke 1:08:06 Yeah, so, Casandra 1:08:07 That'd be like your ideal job, I think. Margaret 1:08:09 it really would be, yes, I have way better at coming up with things that I can dedicate my entire life to than dedicating my entire life to any of the individual things. Brooke 1:08:22 Oh, maybe, maybe you didn't need to start the cult just to find leaders fo
Are you doing your Soul work or hiding because you're afraid of failure, judgment or risk? On this episode I'll share how I discovered my life's work and passion, worked up the courage to leave my day job and started my own profitable business. Take it from me, someone who sat on the fence for THREE YEARS before going all in her dream... your fear doesn't know sh*t about how freaking powerful you are!!!
The pursuit of happiness, which is a beautiful thing, can turn into an extreme when we become afraid to be sad and try to avoid it at all costs. Why are we so scared to be sad? And why is it not only ok to be sad, but important to sit with the sadness? Today's guest, Helen Russell, is a journalist, bestselling author, speaker and happiness researcher. Her first book, https://www.amazon.com/Year-Living-Danishly-Uncovering-Happiest/dp/1785780239/ (The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country), became an international bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is the author of four other critically acclaimed books, translated into 21 languages. Helen also writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, and the Observer, amongst others. She's spent the last ten years studying cultural approaches to emotions and now speaks about her work internationally. In her book, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RZ5R7XT/ (How to be Sad), Helen explores why we get sad, what to do when we are sad and how we can all get happier, by learning to be sad, better. Especially while living in these unprecedented times. Most of us are struggling in one way or another and getting better at having difficult conversations and finding ways to handle our sadness will help us become whole, reclaim our wellbeing and be able to truly and fully live. In this interview with Helen, you'll discover: -Why we're so afraid of being sad...03:30 -The social stigma of acknowledging sadness leads to social disconnection...08:02 -Tools and strategies to "move through" our sadness...12:15 -What we can learn from the Danish people about being happy...15:10 -Using unhappiness as a tool to discovering real happiness...18:30 -The time and place for medications to deal with sadness, anxiety, depression, etc...20:30 -Helen's personal journey with happiness and sadness...23:14 -Empathizing with friends and family who are processing sadness...26:43 -How to remain hopeful in challenging times...28:46 -Helen's best personal practice...33:43 -And much more... Resources mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Living-Danishly-Uncovering-Happiest/dp/1785780239/ (The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RZ5R7XT/ (How to be Sad) https://www.helenrussell.co.uk (Helen's Website) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-be-sad-with-helen-russell/id1550928939 (How to Be Sad podcast) https://superhumanize.com/captivate-podcast/dr-ellen-vora/ (Ariane's interview with Dr. Ellen Vora) Helen's social handles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenrussell/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/MsHelenRussell (Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/mshelenrussell/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/MsHelenRussell/ (Facebook)
There's a saying, “If you're too comfortable, it's time to move on. Terrified of what's next? You're on the right track.” While many would agree with the sentiment, perhaps even you, the real question is would you put the saying into practice? For example starting something new, like a business or podcast?In this episode, Nola Boea and Lori Vajda mark their 100th episode by sharing their experience of breaking glass ceilings, being podcast producers and co-host in a male dominated field and a few other surprises.Thanks for Listening!Ready to start your business or grow your personal brand? Schedule a free 20 min. consultation call now. If you enjoyed this show, make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you'll never miss an episode. Want to get to know us more? Find out more about us and our services at Sticky Brand LabWe love hearing from you! Leave or speak your message hereIf you haven't already, please connect with us on Facebook! Would you like to be a featured guest or have your question, comment or review mentioned? Ask Muse!Business success strategies are in the works. Come have a listen!In This Episode You'll Learn Why female entrepreneurs face not just glass ceilings, but glass walls as well.The challenges of entering traditionally male dominated sectors.Why there are gender biases and how they create an unfavorable business environment for women entrepreneurs. Key points Lori and Nola are sharing in this episode:(02:56:14) Why it's important to rise against gender stereotypes. (05:17.33) Beyond breaking barriers as podcast producers, older women (those above the age of 44 yrs) entering this marketplace are also paving the way for minorities.(6:10:11) When an industry becomes more representative of its customer base, it means that the content produced speaks to the customer in these unique ways.(10:40:69) What the average timeframe is from starting a business to starting to see it become a success.Resources You can subscribe to Lori and Nola's show, (we love you and want to make it easy) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.FREE Download revenue and profit reference guideConvertKit: Our #1 Favorite Email Marketing Platform (This is an affiliate link)Podcast Transcript
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Would you be surprised to learn one of the world's most influential minds in horror cinema was terrified of the unknown well into his adulthood? That's right. Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense himself, channeled his anxieties and fears of everyday life into horror masterpieces. Tune in for the rest of the story!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock
Liz and Brian are still in Italy, but this week they decide to stop being so boring and predictable and instead go out and explore. Like proper tourists. After all, this is obviously the best thing to do when you're spending six weeks in Italy. Or is it?? In this week's show find out all about: Was San Gimignano worth the two-hour drive? Feeling a bit ripped off Americans abroad vs Brits abroad Why this restaurant in a housing estate almost made Liz cry... As you may know, we are currently HOUSESITTING in Italy for six weeks. If this is something that interests you and you'd like to take a look at the thousands of beautiful houses around the world that are waiting for YOU to look after them then sign up for FREE here. If Housesitting seems like it would be a good fit and you too would like to join us and thousands of other savvy travellers who get to travel the world without paying for accommodation then buy a year's membership (for less than the cost of a night's accommodation in Europe) and be sure to use the SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE "SITTERLIZ" to get an extra 20% off! Whoop Whoop!! Links Mentioned in the Show: Sign up to Trusted Housesitters HERE and use Code: SITTERLIZ to get your 20% discount! San Gimignano where we went for our day trip! Galeone Bar where we get the brilliant coffee and Aperitivo Plaza Bistro in Obrbatello that we raved about
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Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, former DEVGRU Operator Eddie Penney returns to the show and talks about his new book: Unafraid: Staring Down Terror as a Navy SEAL and Single Dad, BJJ and a myriad of other topics.After two combat deployments with SEAL Team Two, Eddie tried out and was selected for DEVGRU, the elite of the elite and the tip of the nation's spear in the fight against terrorist threats worldwide. Terrified of missing the action, Eddie became a breacher, the first man to the door on a target and one of the most dangerous jobs imaginable. Eddie endured five more deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa in his role, relishing in taking the fight to the enemy as he engaged in countless examples of extreme close-range combat.Chapters:00:00 - Intro0:55 - Lightning Round7:29 - Workout Routine / Combative Training11:34 - Mindset / Situational Awareness12:43 - BJJ17:53 - New Book26:43 - Writing Process / Relationships33:41 - Family37:39 - Dealing With Failures39:47 - Taking Life46:34 - Dreams / Brainspotting54:57 - Writing Process / Relationship With Wife56:39 - Tier 1 Character Trait1:05:50 - Faith1:08:53 - Culture War1:18:37 - Unafraid1:35:30 - Vets In Politics1:37:25 - Equal OpportunitySupport: Eddie PenneyInstagram: @eddie.penney - https://www.instagram.com/eddie.penney/@contingentgroup - https://www.instagram.com/contingentgroup/Website: https://eddiepenney.com/Buy Eddie's Book - Unafraid: Staring Down Terror as a Navy SEAL and Single Dad - https://www.amazon.com/Unafraid-Staring-Down-Terror-Single/dp/154453289X/Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you'll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!--------------Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB' Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. https://www.bubsnaturals.com--------------RayconRight now, Mike Drop listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at Buyraycon.com/mikedrop. https://www.Buyraycon.com/mikedrop--------------Good RanchersGo to goodranchers.com/mikedrop or use my code MIKEDROP to claim your offer of $30 off any box of beef, chicken, or seafood.Code can only be used once per customer, and it does not apply to subscription orders.https://www.goodranchers.com/mikedrop--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet
Johnny travels to a terrorist hot zone in Malaysia, where the life of an insured couple may be at risk, with the wife already having disappeared.Original Air Date: March 9, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Johnny travels to a terrorist hot zone in Malaysia, where the life of an insured couple may be at risk, with the wife already having disappeared.Original Air Date: March 9, 1954When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
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-- On the Show: -- Dan Canon, civil rights lawyer and law professor at the University of Louisville, joins David to discuss his book Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3ctNKHk -- More than 40% of Americans are now expecting a second American civil war within the next ten years according to a new Economist/YouGov poll -- Republicans are increasingly terrified that their views on abortion will lose them elections in the fall as multiple Republicans scrub their anti-choice views from their respective websites -- Why do right-wingers and Republicans hate electric vehicles? -- Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson claims that the existence of winter disproves climate change in the latest science-free unhinged rant -- Donald Trump completely loses it, demanding he either be made President immediately or a new presidential election be held right away -- Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social is collapsing and heading towards bankruptcy as debts now surpass $1 million -- Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones joins in the predictions of violence -- Voicemail caller asks David whether he's fighting fascism on the David Pakman Show because his family escaped Germany before the Holocaust (which is not true) -- On the Bonus Show: Biden to give prime time speech, launch of NASA's moon rocket delayed due to engine issue, John Fetterman calls on Biden to decriminalize marijuana, much more...
This is the best advice for mompreneurs, work from home moms, homeschool moms, or whatever you refer to yourself as. There is so much advice out there it can feel overwhelming when you are starting your online business. After 7 years of being a successful virtual assistant, I share with you the best advice I've heard, read, or learned through experience. As a homeschool mom of 6, ages 2–16 and a second generation homeschooler, I wanted to share the best advice from my many years of doing this. From homeschooling kindergarten to changing curriculum mid-year…really it is ok. I know this hard to do, but you can do it. And you don't need a textbook for every subject. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:What is a Generalist: https://youtu.be/szHDdoM0hrMDo You Need to Know Your Niche: https://youtu.be/1yc4MXscSO8 Divi ThemeCanva: https://partner.canva.com/Ry6eQNUbersuggest: https://neilpatel.com/ubersuggest/ Why I'm Terrified of Teaching Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/LpuzYLTx1_kTeaching Pre-Kindergarten: https://youtu.be/LpuzYLTx1_kCanva: https://partner.canva.com/Ry6eQNMom Bag: https://lifeunboxed.blog/mom-bag-everything-you-need-to-work-at-home/Skillshare: https://skillshare.eqcm.net/rAPMd~~~MOM BOSS 2.0 WORKBOOKAre you ready to break free from the 9–5, be your own boss, raise your kids, and enjoy your life? Download your free 20-page workbook and get started on your path to freedom. https://life-unboxed-blog.ck.page/73d633e72d CHECK OUT LIFE UNBOXED MERCHANDISE AND GET SOME GREAT MOM BOSS SWAGhttps://teespring.com/stores/life-unboxed-blog MOMS RUN ON COFFEE. BUY JODIE THE MOM ONE.To learn more about Life Unboxed blog, visit: https://lifeunboxed.blog/about-the-blog-working-from-home-with-kids/FOLLOW JODIE:Website: https://lifeunboxed.blog/Business: https://www.jodierperry.com/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/LifeUnboxedFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeunboxedblogInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeunboxedblog/Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-647543YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtim_brDQELfL7-EaIKdU1Q Music for the intro/outro is Like it Hot by Tenoaxehttp://teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_3.php?q=1579 Disclaimer: This video and description contain affiliate links. If you purchase using one of these links, I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps me keeps things free for you, and who doesn't love free stuff.Support the show
Anyone need a hug? This week, Alex discusses the folklore around Huggin' Molly - who was she? Maybe a grieving mother, or, perhaps, an annoyed college professor. Or, perhaps - neither. Tune in to learn more. Need a distraction? I got you. Podcast promo: They're Terrified & Tipsy podcast - check them out: https://www.tipsypod.com/ Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney & Cheryl! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! Weird Distractions is also on Buy Me a Coffee if you want to support the show with a one-time donation. You can also find WDP merch on Redbubble. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing. It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening! Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ (https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/) Resources: Huggin Mollys Restuarant website - https://www.hugginmollys.com/legend (https://www.hugginmollys.com/legend) AL website - “The witch legend behind Huggin' Molly's, Alabama eatery filled with movie collectibles” - Published: Feb. 01, 2017, 12:30 p.m - https://www.al.com/entertainment/2017/02/the_witch_legend_behind_huggin.html (https://www.al.com/entertainment/2017/02/the_witch_legend_behind_huggin.html) Amino website - Huggin Molly - https://aminoapps.com/c/urban-legends-cryptids/page/item/huggin-molly/3Kno_PwsDI0xGEK80BgnlrozB3Eo8LknwG (https://aminoapps.com/c/urban-legends-cryptids/page/item/huggin-molly/3Kno_PwsDI0xGEK80BgnlrozB3Eo8LknwG) Small Town Myths website - “Huggin' Molly” - February 15, 2019 - https://smalltownmyths.com/huggin-molly/ (https://smalltownmyths.com/huggin-molly/) Wikipedia - Abbeville, Alabama - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeville,_Alabama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeville,_Alabama) Readers Digest website - 50 of the Spookiest Urban Legends from Every State - Taylor Markarian - Updated: Jun. 03, 2022 - https://www.rd.com/list/scary-urban-legends/ (https://www.rd.com/list/scary-urban-legends/) Moon Mausoleum website - Huggin Molly - no author or date listed - https://moonmausoleum.com/huggin-molly/ (https://moonmausoleum.com/huggin-molly/) Mentioned in this episode: Audible Get 1-month free of Audible when you sign-up using our link! https://weirddistractionspodcast.captivate.fm/audible (Audible)
Ciao, Bella and welcome once again to Porto Santo Stefano in Tuscany, Italy where Liz and Brian are (still) currently housesitting for Six. Whole. Weeks. I know. You don't have to tell them. They feel like that couple, Calvin and Zatera Spencer who won the lottery three times in one month. In this week's soggy Italian podcast episode you will discover: Why Italy came to a standstill for at least ten and a half hours. Why some women look SO cool in cow boots while Liz on the other hand looks like a farmer in drag. What Brian thinks about boats and why he nearly bit Liz's head off when she infers that he's really rubbish at... Don't forget - if YOU want to give housesitting a go (it's fabulous why wouldn't;t you??) then sign up for Trusted Housesitters here and see all of the gorgeous houses that are available around the world for you (it's free to sign up). Then, if you would like to become a member and start applying for those housesits then use the DISCOUNT Link below to get 20% off! Links Mentioned In The Show: Sign up to Trusted Housesitters HERE and use Code: SITTERLIZ to get your 20% discount! The Pizza restaurant in Porto Santo Stefano. Pizz and Core Want to be friends? My most thought-provoking writing is shared in my weekly newsletter with my circle of friends. I would love to include you in that group. Sign up below. Sign up HERE, and I will send you my free weekly newsletter. It is filled with nothing but goodness and thought-provoking stuff. You will love it. But be warned. Sometimes I cry and drink wine while I'm writing. If that sounds like your sort of thing, then sign up here, and we will be lifelong friends. Liz x Follow us on: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook TikTok Subscribe to this PODCAST on Apple Subscribe to this PODCAST on Android Subscribe to this PODCAST on Spotify Moving To NEW ZEALAND? If you are moving to New Zealand and are in search of the BEST New Zealand content in the world then check out our other Podcast - NZ AHEAD Want More Brilliant Podcast Episodes Like This? Episode #1: Meeting Our Teenage Daughter. Life at 17. Episode #2: Our Son at 20. Homeschooled. No College. Three Jobs. Episode #3: We Met Online. The Māori Subscribers Who Changed Our Lives. Episode #4: The REAL Reason We Left the UK. Episode #5: When Your Daughter Quits School. Now What? With Tessa Episode #6. Dealing With The Mistakes You Make Online Episode #7. We're Leaving New Zealand. Episode #8: Why I'm Terrified to Travel. Episode #9: How We Afford To Travel the World Episode #10: Greece?? For a Month?? How Much Does THAT Cost?? Episode #11: Up, Down And BUST England We Love You...Sort Of Can't Wait To Travel Again? Here's Some Inspiring Content For You! World Travel. What Nobody Ever Warns You About Travelling With kids. How to Stay Sane (ish) Until Wine O'Clock How to Travel The World For Free. Or at Least Very, Very Cheap. Italy Travel (Like You've Never Seen Before. In Your Life.)
This is the first of a 3 episode mini-series on my backstory! Growing up in a Chinese-Canadian family, I was the kid who thought that I had it all figured out. I got straight A's in school, I nailed everything that I put my mind to, and I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. It's no surprise that I ended up becoming SUPER perfectionistic, and TERRIFIED of failure. What was supposed to be a “standard of personal excellence” eventually resulted in me holding myself back from every single opportunity I had to chase my dreams… because I was afraid of disappointing myself. So when I finally decided to go for it and landed my dream job, you wouldn't believe what happened next… --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/off-brand-podcast/message
George Soros is moving his vast wealth around to try to bolster the Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. FBI whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork even as they forced an illegitimate victory with convictions in the Gretchen Witmer fednapping trial. Meanwhile, they're still pushing for gun control even as the evidence points toward psychotropic drugs as being the root cause of mass shootings.We covered these things and more on today's episode of The JD Rucker Show. Here are links to the stories we covered:George Soros Giving Millions To Chuck Schumer's PAC, Fears Red Wave In November? -https://americafirstreport.com/george-soros-giving-millions-to-chuck-schumers-pac-fears-red-wave-in-november/Rumble Challenges Big Tech's Ad Dominance, Launches Rumble Ads in Beta - https://reclaimthenet.org/rumble-ads-beta/(Sponsor) Lifesaving Antibiotics Available Through Telehealth - https://jdrucker.com/medsTwo Men Found Guilty in Michigan Governor Whitmer Kidnapping Plot - https://americafirstreport.com/breaking-two-men-found-guilty-in-michigan-governor-whitmer-kidnapping-plot/The New Green Economy Is Little More Than a Keynesian Spending Scheme - https://mises.org/wire/new-green-economy-little-more-keynesian-spending-schemeMike Lindell's MyStore - https://mystore.com/jdrPrescription-Drug-Induced MASS SHOOTINGS and the ‘Elephant in the Room' - https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08-22-prescription-drug-induced-mass-shootings-room-elephant.html
Squirrel and Jeffrey trade stories about leaders who live in fear of key software developers leaving, and therefore avoid honest feedback and effective reprimands. The ironic result is that this "skilled incompetence" leads to exactly what they're trying to avoid: the best engineers do leave because of the negative and secretive culture. The way out, of course, is the Accountability Conversation. SHOW LINKS: - Tweet: https://twitter.com/douglassquirrel/status/1559121793830379521 - Squirrel Squadron: https://squirrelsquadron.com - One Minute Manager: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_Minute_Manager - Unilateral control values: https://infed.org/chris-argyris-theories-of-action-double-loop-learning-and-organizational-learning/#_Model_I_and - Accountability Conversation episode: https://soundcloud.com/troubleshootingagile/accountability-leaders-are-accountable-too --- Our book, Agile Conversations, is out now! See https://agileconversations.com where you can order your copy and get a free video when you join our mailing list! We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas, or feedback you have about the show. Email us at email@example.com
Did you get the You Are Not Broken Book Yet? https://amzn.to/3p18DfK Join my membership to get these episodes ASAP when they are created and without advertisement and even listen live to the interviews and episodes. www.kellycaspersonmd.com/membership Vaginal Lasers How a male can introduce my book to his female partner Unopposed Estrogen can cause harm Q&A from listeners: Genetic testing in 2017 and was positive for Lynch Syndrome. I was just diagnosed with uterine cancer yesterday. 43 years old and total hysterectomy in my very near future. Terrified about trying to get my hormone levels correct post surgery!! Any suggestions or recommendations? I'm a 38 y/old breast cancer survivor. I'm on estradiol, got all the fancy lubes, and now I'm curious about testosterone… People only seem to talk about estrogen for women, but my libido is nonexistent and penetrative sex is excruciating. Curious if testosterone also takes a hit while on hormone blocking meds post-cancer. I discuss this stuff with the oncologist but it feels trivial compared to the work they did to cure my cancer. However, my PCP won't touch the hormone topic with me and defers to the oncologist because of my cancer history… thoughts/suggestions? I've gathered so much info from you about the estradiol cream and so much more than I got my gyn to prescribe the cream for me. I'd like to note that I am 59 and I have never had any problems with painful sex or any vaginal issues in the past. I applied the first dose both inside and a bit on the outside areas, it was fine with no noticeable changes. But 4 days later I applied the second dose, this time just inside and within a day or so I felt changes. My clitoral area was sensitive with discomfort and I experienced dryness in the outer labia like never before - not really painful but noticeable discomfort. I have not taken a third dose but I really want to be able to use this so I don't shrivel up and go away LOL. I also was getting a few hot flashes and they really decreased after the first dose but are back now, although not as much. Is it possible that the discomfort will diminish after a while if I keep taking it? Would it be effective if I only applied it once weekly? I'm 58 and 2 years in menopause. I use an estrogen patch, progesterone, and a testosterone cream - thanks to you - but it's not clear to me if my transdermal estrogen will protect the vulva from atrophy. Should I also be using an estrogen cream on my vulva in addition to my HRT regimen? I asked my doctor and she said creams for the vulva are only from lichen sclerosus, but that doesn't sound right. Our podcast sponsor is Bonafide Bonafide products help women embrace the natural changes that occur throughout all phases of life. Discount code for 20% off:NOTBROKEN Sales link: https://hellobonafide.com/notbroken
Samantha was sent reeling by how fast God had responded to her prayers. Share Your Story If you have a Touched by Heaven moment that you would like to share with Trapper, please leave us a note at https://touchedbyheaven.net/contact Our listeners look forward to hearing about life-changing encounters and miraculous stories every week. Stay Informed Trapper sends out a weekly email. If you're not receiving it, and would like to stay in touch to get the bonus stories and other interesting content that will further fortify your faith. Stay informed with our weekly newsletter by sharing your email with us at https://blindguymedia.com/stay-informed/ Become a Patron We pray that our listeners and followers benefit from our podcasts and programs and develop a deeper personal relationship with God. We thank you for supporting our efforts and helping to cover the costs by being a Patron and getting lots of fun extras. Please go to https://patreon.com/bfl to check out the details. More About Trapper Jack Trapper has CD's and Downloads of his talks available for you to listen to and share. Download or order your CD now at our online store https://trapperjackspeaksstore.com Check out and subscribe to his new Men's Morning Light live-stream every Wednesday morning, or view the recording at your convenience on either YouTube or Facebook. Men's Morning Light is now available in your favorite Podcast app as well. To book Trapper for speaking engagements and more information, visit us at https://TrapperJackSpeaks.com We're praying for you and ask that you pray for us!
Growing up , most (if not all) of us wanted to be famous because it just looked like the perfect life but as we're getting older I don't think fame is even desirable anymore. Listen to me talk about how my perception of fame has changed, influencer culture and reasons why I don't want to be famous ( as always I made a list :)) in this episode of the zoraya effect.
Block Island was rocked by the news that on Monday August 8th several incidents of violence which began at Ballard's Reggae Fest culminated in a dramatic mid-trip boarding of the Block Island Ferry by armed Coast Guard personnel. On board, the scene was chaotic. Several passengers were involved in a brawl that left some with injuries from either knives or razors. Terrified crew members and passengers not involved in the melee legitimately feared for their lives. The next morning Ballard's proprietor Steven Filippi went on air with Providence radio personality Gene Valicenti and claimed that no incidents had occurred at Ballard's and that his reggae festival was peaceful and laid back. But once dozens of videos began circulating on social media, it became apparent that not only was Filippi lying about the events of the day but he also felt that Ballard's itself bore no responsibility whatsoever for the incidents that took place on the ferry that was loaded with patrons who had spent the day at the festival.The Town Council took no immediate action other than to schedule a meeting for Thursday during which members of the community could voice their opinions on the matter. The meeting was packed with concerned citizens all appalled at what had transpired. At that meeting the council announced that a "show/cause hearing" was scheduled for Monday August 22nd during which evidence will be presented that may or may not end up in penalties for Ballard's.Meanwhile, it has been business as usual at Ballard's. The bar is open, the private (?) beach is full with customers, the well marketed booze still flows and the registers continue to ring.The question is...why?
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This week's show is brought to you from Tuscany in Italy. Brian and Liz's home for the next six weeks while they housesit a superb home with a friendly little cat. I know. Quids in or what? The thing with Italy is everyone thinks it is perfect. And it is. Of course, it is. I mean what's not to love about Italia? The buildings are beautiful, the weather is lovely, the people are gorgeous, and the food is divine... But what about those bloody pigeons? (why have the flying rats chosen THAT house?) And all those steps? And the fact that because the Italian restaurant owners are so strong and handsome and persuasive, you end up with an 80 euro bill when all you went in for was a bowl of olives?? Sit back and let Liz and Brian share a few things about Italy that might just surprise you... Links mentioned in the show: Housesitting in Italy We are currently Housesitting in Italy for 6 weeks (I know! Get us!). The company we use to do this is Trusted Housesitters. If you would like to know more about how YOU can stay in Italy and other beautiful places around the world for FREE, then check out these fabulous houses that are available right now - waiting for YOU to look after them! Best Travel Insurance For Italy There's only one travel insurance company that we will promote, and that is the one we use for every trip overseas. World Nomads is the best company out there. We've made three claims (sorry guys!), and every time the service has been faultless. Check them out here. Join Me! My most thought-provoking writing is shared in my weekly newsletter with my circle of friends. I would love to include you in that group. Sign up below. Sign up HERE, and I will send you my free weekly newsletter. It is filled with nothing but goodness and thought-provoking stuff. You will love it. But be warned. Sometimes I cry and drink wine while I'm writing. If that sounds like your sort of thing, then sign up here, and we will be lifelong friends. Follow us on: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook TikTok Subscribe to this PODCAST on Apple Subscribe to this PODCAST on Android Subscribe to this PODCAST on Spotify Moving To NEW ZEALAND? If you are moving to New Zealand and are in search of the BEST New Zealand content in the world then check out our other Podcast - NZ AHEAD Can't Wait To Travel Again? Here's Some Inspiring Content For You! World Travel. What Nobody Ever Warns You About Travelling With kids. How to Stay Sane (ish) Until Wine O'Clock How to Travel The World For Free. Or at Least Very, Very Cheap. Italy Travel (Like You've Never Seen Before. In Your Life.) Want More Behind The Scenes Podcast Episodes Like This? (Where we share the things that are happening in our lives right now). Episode #1: Meeting Our Teenage Daughter. Life at 17. Episode #2: Our Son at 20. Homeschooled. No College. Three Jobs. Episode #3: We Met Online. The Māori Subscribers Who Changed Our Lives. Episode #4: The REAL Reason We Left the UK. Episode #5: When Your Daughter Quits School. Now What? With Tessa Episode #6. Dealing With The Mistakes You Make Online Episode #7. We're Leaving New Zealand. Episode #8: Why I'm Terrified to Travel.
Roddy in the state of Indiana kicks us off tonight with his encounter from childhood and an experience when he was 16 years old, driving home from a date when a brilliant light followed his vehicle. Roddy's next memory, he was parked on the side of the road and it was 4 hours later. Then we connect with Nick in Pennsylvania and his UFO sighting in Bucks County in 2008, when he witnessed two black triangles, terrified and not being able to process what he was seeing, he sped off home. And only later, realizing he wasn't alone in his sighting, and countless others had also witnessed what later became known as the Bucks County UFO flap.More information on this episode on the podcast website:https://ufochroniclespodcast.com/ep-177-lost-time-they-terrified-me/Want to share your encounter on the show? Email: UFOChronicles@gmail.comOr Fill out Guest Form: https://forms.gle/WMX8JMxccpCG2TGc9Podcast Merchandise:https://www.teepublic.com/user/ufo-chronicles-podcastHelp Support UFO CHRONICLES by becoming a Patron:https://patreon.com/UFOChroniclespodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/UFOchronpodcastThank you for listening!Please leave a review if you enjoy the show, and everyone that leaves a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify will get a shout out on the following show.Like share and subscribe it really helps me when people share the show on social media, it means we can reach more people and more witnesses and without your amazing support, it wouldn't be possible.
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