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PRI's The World
US envoy to Afghanistan resigns 

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 48:48


Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad spearheaded the Trump administration's negotiations with the Taliban that forged an agreement for the withdrawal of US forces. Critics say the talks were a fig leaf, offering cover for a quick US withdrawal. And Russia is ending its diplomatic engagement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The move by Moscow is in retaliation for NATO's expulsion of Russian diplomats from its Brussels office earlier this month. Plus, filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin tell us about "The Rescue," their documentary about the massive effort to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Mile High FI Podcast
Your Network is an Asset | MHFi 027

Mile High FI Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 91:13


In this episode, Doug and Carl interview Amberly Grant, creator of FinTalks (formerly FinZoom) and all-around-awesome human. Here are a few highlights of our discussion: How Amberly met Mr. Money Mustache FinTalks: something great born out of a place of depression Unexpected adventures The future of FinTalks Travel Ottawa to LA to NYC to Ottawa to Thailand Finding local connections Escaping a bad situation Favorite places Safety when traveling alone Real estate What a house is to Amberly Leveraging your network Amberly's perfect day Keeping busy HIIT The joy of being productive Links: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Wealthy Barber, Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent by David Chilton The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence by Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett, and Jonathan Mendonsa Go Natural English (teaching English abroad) Amberly's Website Amberly's Facebook Meet Amberly When we think of Amberly Grant, just one thing comes to mind: energy! This girl is on the go and passionate about her many pursuits. Amberly is (deep breath): an avid traveler, teacher, reader, real estate investor, business school graduate, and Senior Project Manager at a tech company. And she speaks four languages! She loves to achieve and lives to help others. Recently, Amberly channeled her love of all things personal finance and her extroversion by creating an online group of people who get together weekly to discuss life and money. This group, known as FinTalks (formerly FinZoom) is a space for people to share what they've learned about finances and help others share and grow in their FI journeys. If you're interested in being part of this free and awesome group, check it out and let Amberly know! Our Discussion We started out by talking to Amberly about how she got involved in the personal finance space and how she first met Pete (Mr. Money Mustache). She then told us all about the origins of FinTalks. Amberly was going through a difficult time. She was going through a breakup ... just as COVID was hitting. Being trapped in lockdown after a rough breakup would be hard on anyone. But Amberly knows that the best way to grow and get out of a rut is to focus on helping others. So she started FinTalks! On top of that, Amberly started making Facebook Live presentations, where she would distill complex finance topics into easily digestible nuggets of wisdom. Even though she started slow, Amberly's dedication caused her presentations to steadily grow in popularity. We then delved into Amberly's background and how she first became interested in personal finance. Like many of our guests, she watched her parents struggle with poverty and vowed that her life would be different. In fact, she set the intention very early in life that she would be a millionaire one day. She talked to us about the personal finance books she started reading at age 15 (!) and how it set her off on a course to success. Amberly then talked to us about her love of travel, which was inspired by her love of reading. Amberly always remembered the places she had read about and wanted to see them in person herself. She also loves nothing more than challenging herself, and travel is part of that. Amberly travels mostly alone, and she has some great tips for other solo travelers (especially women). She loves to immerse herself in a new culture and make new friends on the fly. Some of her travel highlights include bike-packing trips across the Pacific Northwest and some late nights partying in Thailand while she taught English there. We also asked Amberly about her perfect day and week. Because she loves to stay so busy and enjoys her work, her work would definitely be a part of it. We also discussed the psychology of staying busy and why it's also important to slow things down. Finally, Amberly talked to us about her real estate investing strategy. Amberly never wants to pay her own mortgage and has set up her life to ensure she doesn't have to! She also let us in on her plans for a new property management company, which is in the works. We hope you get inspired by our conversation with Amberly. We know we did! Join the Mile High FI Club – It's our email list! ____ ★ Let's hang out at the EconoMe Conference! ★ Carl is speaking at EconoMe and Doug is attending. You can save 10% by using this coupon code: 1500 *Affiliate link so we get a commission if you buy something. **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

No Sanity Required
God the Father Disciplines His Children

No Sanity Required

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 47:52


Believers, how can we lovingly discipline our kids in a way that mirrors how God disciplines us? Hebrews 12 reminds us that God's discipline legitimizes our sonship to Him. It's for the purpose of bringing honor to God and making us more like Him. In this episode, Brody walks through the Fatherheart of God and why He disciplines us. We are no longer slaves to our sin, but now sons and daughters of God. Discipline is meant to bring us into a deeper fellowship with Him. Tune in to hear an update on the Ballou family, missionaries in Thailand, and learn how you can be praying for them.Resources:Galatians 4Galatians 5Hebrews 12The Griz PodcastThe Ballou Prayer LetterP.S. If you liked this episode, we'd love to hear your feedback! Please leave us a review on Apple or Spotify and help us get the content out to help others grow in their faith and mission to equip the Church.Want to go deeper? Join the Snowbird Newsletter and get our list of favorite books! Learn more about our student and adult conferences at https://www.swoutfitters.com/==================================================Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of Scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the Church to impact this generation.

Ho Ho Hong Kong
The reality of Thailand‘s ”Sandboxes”, surviving HK quarantine and why ”The Expatriates” is a terrible book with Chaotic HK Expats‘ Cassi Thomas

Ho Ho Hong Kong

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 52:39


Cassi Thomas AKA Chaotic Cassi is proper "HK famous", she runs a massive Facebook group called "Chaotic Hong Kong Expats" with more than 18000 members. We catch up with her about her recent trip to Thailand, spending time in Phuket's "sandbox" and traveling to Chiang Mai, her 21 days quarantine and her fascination with the book "The Expatriates" on which Nicole Kidman's controversial show is based.   join us on Patreon for weekly bonus eps every Thursday: https://www.patreon.com/hohopod Follow Mohammed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theothermohammed/ Follow Vivek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funnyvivek/ Follow Cassi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chaotichkcassi/ Join Chaotic Hong Kong Expats: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chaoshongkong

Ghostrunners
128 - Creating a Bond

Ghostrunners

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 111:02


Jakey made a mistakey performing in Buffalo last week. Brad had a spiritual encounter with a potential client of his. Just another typical week for the number 11 podcast in Thailand! Ghostrunners merch: https://bit.ly/399MXFu  Become a Patron and get exclusive content from Jake & Brad: https://bit.ly/2XJ1h3y  Watch this episode on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3cQSPnw  Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/33WAq4P  Leave us a voice memo and ask a question: https://anchor.fm/jake-triplett/message  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Connected Life
146: Learning to Nourish Your Soul

The Connected Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 81:08


The human soul has basic necessities. When we've been starved long enough of the things we need an inner war ensues as we ravenously gorge to feed the aching hunger within. Only through the nourishment of nurturing love and care can we find the balanced healing we need. In this episode, Justin is joined by fellow Life Consultant Rachel Hughes. Rachel shares about the physical hunger she experienced through a neglectful childhood that led to an eating disorder. She details her journey of leaving Thailand at 16 and moving to America on her own. She shares how the pain of her childhood, and her disorder, found a way to resolve themselves through intense marriage difficulties and the death of a loved one. If you've ever had problems that felt bigger than you, or operated out of coping mechanisms that didn't best represent you well, Rachel's story will remind you that you're not alone and there's hope no matter what you've been through.

The Hypothetical Institute
Episode 162: Fairies

The Hypothetical Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 43:28


This week we head deep into the dark forests of England, Scotland, and Thailand, in search of fairies and pixies. 

Mean Streak
Ep. 48 - "I Ate Worse in Thailand"

Mean Streak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 46:57


Simon and Alex spend almost the entire episode responding to an intriguing email about one woman's long distance relationship

International
Myanmar: Vom friedlichen Aufstand zum Bürgerkrieg

International

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 32:07


Die Hoffnung war gross. Nach Jahrzehnten der Militärdiktatur begann sich Myanmar vor zehn Jahren zu öffnen. Friedens-Nobelpreisträgerin Aung San Suu Kyi gewann die Wahlen und die Wirtschaft fing an zu wachsen. Jetzt aber hat sich das Militär zurück an die Macht geputscht und Gewalt macht sich breit. Am 1. Februar 2021 änderte sich alles auf einen Schlag. Das burmesische Militär übernahm wieder die Macht, stellte Aung San Suu Kyi und andere Politiker unter Hausarrest und deckte sie mit Prozessen ein. Festnahme folgte auf Festnahme. Die Bevölkerung fing sofort an, sich zu wehren. Die Protestkundgebungen wuchsen zu einer grossen Volksbewegung an. Die Leute waren voller Optimismus, dass es ihnen mit den friedlichen Massenprotesten gelingen würde, das Militär zur Umkehr zu zwingen. Die vom Militär entmachteten Politikerinnen und Politiker gründeten eine Untergrundregierung und riefen zum Streik und zu zivilem Ungehorsam auf. Doch das Militär zog die Schraube der Repression immer mehr an. Bald fielen die ersten Schüsse auf Demonstranten, die friedlichen Proteste versiegten. Hunderte Menschen wurden getötet, Tausende inhaftiert. Politiker, Aktivistinnen und Journalisten sind auch im Untergrund nicht mehr sicher. Viele sind in die Gebiete geflüchtet, die von Rebellenverbänden unterdrückter Minderheitsvölker kontrolliert werden. Von dort aus versuchen sie, alle Widerstands-Bewegungen zu bündeln und den bewaffneten Aufstand im ganzen Land zu organisieren. Aber das Militär ist ein starker Feind. In der Sendung kommen Politiker, Aktivistinnen und Journalisten aus Myanmar zu Wort. Die einen im Exil im benachbarten Thailand und die anderen via Internet aus ihren Verstecken im Land selbst. Sie erzählen, wie sie die Zeit seit dem Militärputsch erlebt haben und wo sie ihr Land jetzt sehen.

Retire There with Gil & Gene
Retiring in Bangkok, Thailand

Retire There with Gil & Gene

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 60:49


Imagine living in a truly cosmopolitan, top-tier city where having a full-time housekeeper/cook is affordable. Suzanne Nam, and her family, found all that and more in Bangkok, Thailand. She has lived in Bangkok for over 15 years and still enjoys the city's popular attractions. But she is really keen on exploring the nooks and crannies that make Thailand's capital city so alluring. Learn more about the exhilarating city of Bangkok on Episode 54 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.Suzanne Nam's books on Thailand include:Moving and Living Abroad Thailand, 2016;Phuket & Ko Samui, 2014;Bangkok, 2011;Spotlight Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand, 2009.

Motivated Entrepreneurs
#599 - Homeless to Billionaire: Book Review

Motivated Entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 4:46


Good morning everybody! Welcome to the Motivated Entrepreneurs podcast. I'm your host, Dean Booty. Today we have a book review by Andres Pira and it is called "Homeless to Billionaire." In Homeless to Billionaire, Andres Pira presents eighteen principles for attracting wealth, creating opportunity, and celebrating self-discovery. Inspired by his own massive life changes, Pira details his business journey from telemarketer to one of Thailand's best-known billionaires. Using his mentors like Bryan Tracy, Jack Canfield, and Bob Proctor, Pira puts proven knowledge into action, innovating along the way, using his own employees and clients; through failure and success, the 18 Principles are forged. Uncanny wisdom, from this millennial adventurer, turned businessman, is blended with proven research and case studies into powerful lessons. Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2VkXGHq Listen on Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/39TYebQ Motivated Entrepreneurs Website: https://motivatedentrepreneurs.co.uk/ Please Like, Share, and Subscribe to Motivated Entrepreneurs Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/3eA64u5   Hope you like this episode, Dean  

Marketing The Invisible
How to Scientifically Optimize a Web Page for Google Traffic – In Just 7 Minutes with Kyle Roof

Marketing The Invisible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


 Discover what SEO is all about Understand that Google is just an algorithm no matter how great of an invention it is Find out how you can scientifically optimize your web page for google traffic through tips and resources given by the guest Resources/Links: Wanting to receive help in producing perfectly optimized pages for Google with ease? Learn more about PageOptimizer Pro (POP) and register in a workshop: https://pageoptimizer.pro/ Summary Do you create content – be that a blog or anything else – that needs to show up in Google? Do you feel like you're not good enough and you can't figure anything out, but you want to give yourself the best chance to succeed even if you're not an SEO expert? Do you want to learn about web page optimization so your page can finally rank better? You can become the best at something on the internet right now! Take the first step. Kyle Roof is the Lead SEO and Co-Founder at an SEO agency High Voltage SEO, SEO tool PageOptimizer Pro, and a global community of 3000+ SEO professionals Internet Marketing Gold. His method to test whether single variables are ranking factors in Google's algorithm was officially granted a patent in January 2020. In this episode, Kyle talks about SEO and how he helps people successfully optimize a web page for Google traffic. Here, he discusses Google being an algorithm and shares tips for you to do in order to have your pages rank better. Check out these episode highlights: 01:40 – Kyle's ideal client: “Our ideal client is creating content that needs to show up in Google. Often, this person is an SEO but it doesn't necessarily have to be.” 02:11 – Problem Kyle helps solve: “The problem we're solving is setting you up so that when you put out content, you know you're giving yourself the best chance to succeed even if you're not an SEO expert.” 03:16 – Typical symptoms that clients do before reaching out to Kyle: “SEO tools give you recommendations and they're good, but only an expert could use them, and I think that creates a level of frustration and that frustration is then reinforced by poor outcomes.” 04:10 – Common mistakes that people make before they find Kyle's solution: “Google is amazing, but Google is just an algorithm, so you need to give Google the math that it wants. The mistake is not realizing that and not taking the math into consideration. 05:08 – Kyle's Valuable Free Action (VFA): “The top four places to put a keyword on your page are the title tag, your h1, paragraph text, and your URL. If you put your keyword in those four places, you've probably done 60% of SEO. Don't over think it. Put your keywords in those spots and your pages will start to rank better.” 06:00 – Kyle's Valuable Free Resource (VFR): Visit https://pageoptimizer.pro/ for the PageOptimizer tool, read their blog, and register for the workshop now. 07:14 – Q: Who is my favorite scientist? A: I have a bunch, but the ones I love the most were doing their thing in around the 1600s – Galileo, Descartes, Newton, and Halley. My all time favorite is Halley. Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode: “Google is amazing, but Google is just an algorithm, so you need to give Google the math that it wants.” -Kyle RoofClick To Tweet Transcript (Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast) Tom Poland 00:09 Welcome everyone to another edition of Marketing The Invisible. My name is Tom Poland, joined today by Kyle Roof. Kyle, good day, Sir. Where are you hanging out? Kyle Roof 0:18 I'm in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Tom Poland 0:20 Chiang Mai, Thailand. How's the food? Kyle Roof 0:23 Fantastic! Tom Poland 0:24 Yeah, I thought it would be, yeah. And not expensive, right? Kyle Roof 0:28 No, it's very affordable.

Press Play with Madeleine Brand
‘The Rescue' exemplifies selflessness in effort to save 2018 Thai soccer team

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 49:03


“The Rescue” is a new documentary about the international effort to save a young boys' soccer team and their coach who were stranded inside a Thailand cave during a monsoon in summer 2018. Press Play talks with co-directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the team behind Oscar winner “Free Solo.”  Critics also review the latest films: “The Last Duel,” “Introducing, Selma Blair,” “Needle in a Timestack,” and “Halloween Kills.”

Buddhist Society of Western Australia
The Middle Way | Ajahn Brahm | 11 June 2010

Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 58:56


Ajahn Brahm elaborates on one of the pillars of Buddhism: The Middle Way, pointing out that it is very easy to wander off on a path of too much harshness to your body and mind (asceticism) or too much indulgence. Ajahn starts off by reflecting upon his time as a young western monk in Thailand. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-15-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 5:25


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 15th, 2021. A major study shows infections among school-aged children in England are “high and rising.” That probably ups the intensity of the debate over kids and vaccines. The reproduction rate of those aged 17 and younger was 1.18, meaning on average every 10 infected young people are passing it on to about 12 others. From the gee I wish we'd known this earlier department, two new international studies show the immune protection from two doses of Pfizer drops off after a mere two months. One study found the drop especially true for men, people 65 and older, and those with immunosuppression. The study also found immunity lasts longer from a vaccination if you've already had a natural case of COVID-19. Penn State College of Medicine researchers found more than half of the 236 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms for up to six months after recovering. These include tiredness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sore joints and loss of taste or smell. The research team said healthcare officials should get ready for all those survivors who'll need care for psychological and physical conditions. How do airline passengers feel about vaccine mandates to fly? Well, it's America, so the answer is, it's split. That's according to the travel website Skift's poll. 45% definitely want a mandate, 23% don't care either way, and 33% are against it. The older the person, the more likely they are to be in favor of requiring vaccinations to fly. With all the stories of overworked nurses with PTSD and of nurses who are getting fired or quitting because of vaccine mandates, you'd think it wouldn't be a very alluring occupation right now. But applications to nursing schools are actually rising. Up 5.6% in 2020 according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and number are also trending up in 2021. The reasons; unprecedented career opportunities, the challenge, and many people have been inspired by healthcare workers over the past couple of years. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 5%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,702,828 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 26%, Minnesota 21%. North Dakota 16%, Montana 13%, and Pennsylvania 11%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Goshen, WY. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Lewis, KY. Lake, MT. Nome Census Area, AK. Rio Grande, CO. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. And Whitley, KY. There have been at least 720,482 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 70.3%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.5%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho unchanged at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.7%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.5%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and Oceana all up 2%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,809,484 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 99,775. The U.K. 42,606. Turkey 31,248. Russia 28,717. And India... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Business Matters
Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 52:19


Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging. It comes after the career-networking site faced questions for blocking the profiles of some journalists. We speak to author Greg Bruno, one of those who had his profile blocked in China. The BBC's Rahul Tandon reports on a power supply crisis in India, where more than 60% of the country's coal-fired power stations are suffering from fuel shortages. Also in the programme, pressure on the global supply chain is making plenty of things much harder to get hold of. The shipping industry group BIMCO's chief shipping analyst Peter Sand gives us his assessment of how best to tackle the problem. The crisis in global supply chains has been pre-occupying finance ministers at a global meeting in Washington DC. The BBC's The crisis in global supply chains is one of the big issues that's been pre-occupying finance ministers at a global meeting in Washington D. We get the latest from the BBC's economics editor, Faisal Islam, who is there. Plus, the band Coldplay have just announced a range of innovations aimed at making their next world tour as environmentally friendly as possible. Lead singer Chris Martin has been speaking to Colin Paterson, the BBC's entertainment correspondent. All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show: Hayley Woodin, a journalist in New York City and Patrick Barta of the Wall Street Journal in Bangkok, Thailand. (Picture: the LinkedIn login page on a tablet. Credit: Getty Images.)

Thai Expat Daily Show
#102 - THAILAND PASS REPLACES COE, Chiang Mai ready, Curfew cut, TAT Digital, The Phuket news!

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:08


Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. --Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow--00:00 - Daily COVID  numbers01:27 - Digital firm to aid TAT03:59 - Chiang Mai ready despite the new outbreak06:55 - Thailand's night-time curfew shortened 08:06 - Quarantine being lifted, more provinces being opened16:09 - Thailand Pass set to replace CoE17:17 - The Phuket sandbox daily news--#thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandreopening #thailandpassSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Weird AF News
Nurse claims paranormal forces make her fart. Restaurant in Thailand serves food during the flood.

Weird AF News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:38


James Bond actor Daniel Craig goes to gay bars in order to avoid fighting. Nurse claims the paranormal makes her fart at work. Restaurant in Thailand serves diners during floods. // Weird AF News is the only daily weird news podcast hosted by a comedian because I believe your daily dose of weird af stories deserves a comedic spin. Show your SUPPORT by joining the Weird AF News Patreon where you'll get bonus episodes and other weird af news stuff http://patreon.com/weirdafnews  - WATCH Weird AF News on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/weirdafnews - check out the official website https://WeirdAFnews.com and FOLLOW host Jonesy at http://instagram.com/funnyjones or http://twitter.com/funnyjones or http://facebook.com/comedianjonesy or http://Jonesy.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

One of Us
Screener Squad: The Medium

One of Us

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 23:16


THE MEDIUM MOVIE REVIEW From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (“Shutter”) and producer Na Hong-jin (“The Wailing”) comes “The Medium”, a found footage horror movie about a documentary film crew following a shaman in the Isan region of Thailand. The shaman Nim is the latest woman in her family to be chosen as the medium for a… Read More »Screener Squad: The Medium

Highly Suspect Reviews
Screener Squad: The Medium

Highly Suspect Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 23:16


THE MEDIUM MOVIE REVIEW From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (“Shutter”) and producer Na Hong-jin (“The Wailing”) comes “The Medium”, a found footage horror movie about a documentary film crew following a shaman in the Isan region of Thailand. The shaman Nim is the latest woman in her family to be chosen as the medium for a… Read More »Screener Squad: The Medium

Ambition is Critical
Episode 160: Ed Kurno

Ambition is Critical

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 157:36


The boys are joined by Swansea's jet setting DJ Ed Kurno and talk about him being Yellow Cabs number 73, fighting on a longboat in Thailand, headlong a New Year Eve gig in Johannesburg and how he got his start in DJ'ing. Ed talks about DJ battles in Ibiza, producing records in Norway, starting up his own business Yo-Cart, being mates with Brandon Block and his now famous appearance on Come Dine with Me plus much much more….

BJ Shea Daily Experience Podcast -- Official
BJ & MIGS Podcast 10-14-21-6A: There is a new Baby Shark and Psychosocial mash up.

BJ Shea Daily Experience Podcast -- Official

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 22:14


The Migs Report. Today is National Be Bald and Be Free Day as well as Dessert Day. A man in Thailand got his unit stuck in a bottle opener. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Thai Expat Daily Show
#101 -FOREIGNERS TO FLOCK TO THAILAND?, Lalisa & Bocelli, Restrictions, Kompasu, WJP, Phuket News!

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 18:34


Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. --Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow--00:00 - Daily COVID numbers01:08 - Thailand ranked 80 out of 139 countries on rule of law03:05 - TAT keen to draw top names to celebration06:48 - Thailand must be ready for influx of tourists from Nov 110:19 - Fewer strict Covid zones, shorter curfew on cards12:22 - Chiang Mai markets shut13:33 - Phuket officials tired of people not understanding the word ‘or'15:51 - Storm Kompasu to deliver more rain16:50 - Phuket Sandbox Daily News--#thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandreopening #phuketsandboxSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Your Brain on Facts
Twins Remix (ep. 169)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:04


Twins, synchronicity, science, anomalies, and dark mysteries. Support the show Merch, book Music by Kevin MacLeod  Read the full script. Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.     In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short.  They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives were bizarrely similar.  They each had a dog named Toy and in elementary school, each both was good at math, showed talent in woodshop, but struggled with spelling.  But it was as they moved into adulthood that coincidences really started to pile up.  My name... If one is good, two must be better, so today we were talking about twin on the first of a pair of twin episodes.  Let's start with a quick review.  Fraternal twins occur when two eggs are separately fertilized.  They are genetically distinct, basically regular siblings that happened to be conceived at the same time.  Or not.  There's a rare circumstance called superfetation, where a woman ovulates while already pregnant and the second egg also gets fertilized.  Multiple eggs being released during ovulation can sometimes result in heteropaternal superfecundation, meaning the eggs were fertilized by different men's sperm, creating fraternal twins with different fathers.  Identical twins occur when a fertilized egg splits, creating two zygotes with the same cells.  The splitting ovum usually produces identical twins, but if the split comes after about a week of development, it can result in mirror-image twins.  Conjoined twins, what we used to call Siamese twins, can result from eggs that split most of the way, but not complete.  Twins account for 1.5% of all pregnancies or 3% of the population.  The rate of twinning has risen 50% in the last 20 years.  Several factors can make having twins more likely, such as fertility therapy, advanced age, heredity, number of previous pregnancies, and race, with African women have the highest incidence of twins, while Asian women have the lowest.    Twins have always been of great interest to scientists.  There's simply no better way to test variable vs control than to have two people with identical DNA.  Identical twins share all of their genes, while fraternal twins only share 50%.  If a trait is more common among identical twins than fraternal twins, it suggests genetic factors are at work.  "Twins studies are the only real way of doing natural experiments in humans," says Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College, London. "By studying twins, you can learn a great deal about what makes us tick, what makes us different, and particularly the roles of nature versus nature that you just can't get any other way.”   NASA was presented with a unique opportunity in the Kelly brothers, identical twins Scott, a current astronaut, and Mark, a retired astronaut.  As part of the "Year in Space" project, which would see Scott spend 340 on the ISS, the brothers provided blood, saliva, and urine samples, as well as undergoing a battery of physical and psychological tests designed to study the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body.  According to Dr Spector, twin studies are currently underway in over 100 countries.  Working with data and biological samples in the TwinsUK Registry, Spector's team has found more than 600 published papers showing a clear genetic basis for common diseases like osteoarthritis, cataracts and even back pain.  "When I started in this field, it was thought that only 'sexy' diseases [such as cancer] were genetic," Spector says. "Our findings changed that perception."   Back on our side of the pond, the Michigan State University Twin Registry was founded in 2001 to study genetic and environmental influences on a wide range of psychiatric and medical disorders.  One of their more surprising findings is that many eating disorders such as anorexia may not be wholly to blame on societal pressured by may actually have a genetic component to them.  "Because of twins studies,” says co-director Kelly Klump, “we now know that genes account for the same amount of variability in eating disorders as they do in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We would have never known that without twins studies."  On the topic of body-fat, a LSU study by Claude Bouchard in 1990 overfed a dozen young male twins by 1,000 calories a day for three months.  Although every participant gained weight, the amount of weight, and more importantly for the study, fat varied considerably, from 9-29lbs/4-13kg.  Twins tended to gain a similar amount of weight and in the same places as each other, but each pair differed from the other pairs in the test.   While some twin studies, like Year In Space, are famous, others are infamous.   If you're worried where this topic is going, don't be.  We're not talking about Joseph Mengele or the Russian conjoined twins, Masha and Dasha, though they may show up next week.  Twin studies helped create the thinking and even the word “eugenics.”  Francis Galton, a half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was one of the first people to recognize the value of twins to study inherited traits.  In his 1875 paper, "The History of Twins," Galton used twins to estimate the relative effects of nature versus nature, a term he is credited with coining.  Unfortunately, his firm belief that intelligence is a matter of nature led him to become a vocal proponent of the idea that "a highly gifted race of men" could be produced through selective breeding and that unsuitable people should be prevented from reproducing.  The word “eugenics” came up a lot during the Nuremberg trials, if it wasn't already clear with adherents to the idea had in mind.  More recently, in 2003, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia reviewed the research on the heritability of I.Q.  He noticed that most of the studies that declared that I.Q. is genetic involved twins from middle-class backgrounds.  When he looked at twins from poorer families, he found that the I.Q.s of identical twins varied just as much as the I.Q.s of fraternal twins.  In other words, the impact of growing up poor can overwhelm a child's natural intelligence.   Bonus fact: The trope of the evil twin can be traced back as far as 300 BCE, to the Zurvanite branch of Zoroastrianism, the world's oldest continuously-observed religion.    Of all the things inherent to and special about twins, one of the most fascinating is twin language.  You might have seen the adorable viral video of a pair of toddlers having an animated conversation in their twin language.  If you want to bust out your Latin, it's cryptophasia, a form of idioglossia, an idiosyncratic language invented and spoken by only one person or very few people.  It was a struggle not to throw myself head-first down the idioglossia rabbit hole; maybe for a later episode.  Twin speak, or even sibling speak has existed, for as long as human language, but has only been seriously studied for the last few decades, not only to determine how the languages develop but to see if speaking a twin language could hamper the children learning their parents' language.  The reason twins are more likely than other sibling pairs to create their own language is less interesting than psychic phenomena - twins spend a lot of time together, being built-in companions, and are at the same developmental stage.  They unconsciously work together to build their language by imitating and pretending to understand one another, reinforcing their use of the language.  This can weaken their incentive to learn to speak to everyone else--they already have someone to talk to.  Some researchers advocate treating cryptophasia as early as possible.  According to Oxford neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop, twins often get less intervention from speech therapists than nontwins. “People often assume that it's normal for twins to have funny language, and so they don't get a proper assessment and diagnosis. And then, when they are identified, they are often treated together as a unit, and so each gets half the attention of the professionals working with them.”   When doctors first began examining cryptophasic children, they discovered that the language isn't created out of nothing, but is made up of mispronounced words they've heard or references that only work inside their family.  It's usually not a language at all.  According to Karen Thorpe, a psychologist with Queensland University of Technology, you can think of it like “conversations between married couples where words are invented and abbreviated or restricted codes are used because full explanations are redundant.”  That absolutely happens here.  My husband and I talk like kids in a tree fort clubhouse.  But sometimes, just sometimes, a full-blown language does develop, complete with syntax and totally independent of the language spoken at home.  The syntax of a true twin language doesn't arise from mistakes made while learning the family's language.  It's similar to the syntax seen in deaf children who create their own sign language when not taught to sign.  This syntax could “gives us a potential insight into the nature of language” and mankind's “first language,” says linguist Peter Bakker.  Twin languages play fast and loose with word order, putting subjects, verbs, and objects wherever, but always putting the most important item first, which makes sense.  Negation, making something negative, is used as the first or last word of the statement, regardless of how the parental language handles negation.  It's almost like a Spanish question mark, letting you know where the sentence is going.  Verbs aren't conjugated--go is go, regardless of it's attached to I, he/she, us, or them.  There are also no pronouns, like he, she, or they, only the proper nouns.  There is also no way to locate things in time and space; everything just is.  If you're a fan of Tom Scott's language series on YouTube, he's started making them again.  If not, start with “Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language.”  I'll put a link to it in the show notes.  If I forget, or you want to tell me what you thought, Soc Med.  Breakroom  Most children stop using private languages on their own or with minimal intervention, which is good, according to psychologists, because the longer they practice cryptophasia, the worse they do in tests later.  If you remember nothing else I say ever, remember that correlation does not equal causation.  Cryptophasia could be a symptom of an underlying handicap and that's the cause of the low test scores.     This simple-structured language is fine for two or a few people, but once there are more people to talk to or more things to talk about, you're going to need some more features, “unambiguous ways to distinguish between subject and object,” Bakker says.  “In the twin situation these can be dispensed with, but not in languages in which it is necessary to refer to events outside the direct situation.”  So do twin languages really offer insight into mankind's first language?  Could a primitive society have functioned as a cohesive unit with a language that can only refer to what can be seen at that moment?  That's what linguists are studying, but UC-Santa Barbara's Bernard Comrie adds the asterisk that this research into the infancy of spoken language is still a baby itself.  “First we were told that creole languages [that is, a distinct language that develops from the meeting a two or more languages] would provide us with insight into ‘first language,' then when that didn't pan out interest shifted to deaf sign language (also with mixed results)—I guess twin language will be the next thing.”     It's not an easy scientific row to hoe.  Twin languages come and go quickly as the children develop hearing their parents' language much more than their twin language.  They might keep speaking their twin language if they were very isolated, like two people in a Nell situation or that Russian family who lived alone for 40 years, but we'll file that idea under “grossly unethically and probably illegal.”  Not that it hasn't been tried.  Herodotus tells us of what is considered the first every psychological experiment, when Pharaoh Psammetichus I in the sixth century BCE wanted to know if the capacity for speech was innate to humans and beyond that, what language would that be.  He ordered two infants to be raised by a shepherd hermit who was forbidden to speak in their presence.  After two years the children began to speak; the word that they used most often was the Phrygian word for bread.  Thus, Psammetichus concluded that the capacity for speech is innate, and that the natural language of human beings is Phrygian.  Similar experiments were conducted by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 12th century CE who ordered children to be raised by caretakers forbidden to speak to them and 15th century James I of Scotland who ordered children raised exclusively by a deaf-mute woman, which was repeated by 16th century Mughal Indian Emperor Akbar, among others.  I shouldn't have to tell you that they were all based on dubious methodology and soaking in confirmation bias.  A less-terrible test was done in the 20th century by British ethologist, or animal behavior scientist, William H. Thorpe, who raised birds in isolation to determine which songs are innate.   One of the best-known cases a negative impact from cryptophasia is the Kennedy sisters of San Diego, Grace and Virginia, of Poto and Cabengo, as they called each other.  They created a media whirlwind in 1970s when it was reported that they only spoke their twin language, to the complete exclusion of English, at the rather advanced age of 6.  “Twin Girls Invent Own Language,” “Gibberish-Talking Twins,” “Like a Martian” the headlines read.  Here is a clip of the girls speaking and sadly this is the best audio quality I could find.  Grace and Virginia had suffered apparent seizures as infants, leading their parents to conclude that the girls had been left mentally handicapped.  Their parents opted to keep them inside and away from other children, leaving them mostly in the care of a laconic grandmother who often left them to their own devices.  They seemed like the next big thing in language-creation studies, but on closer examination, it was discovered that, like most cryptophasics, the girls were just very badly, and very quickly, mispronouncing English and German, the languages spoken at home.  Adding to their disappointment, when scientists tried to use the girls' words to converse with them, the girls couldn't stop laughing.  Grace and Virginia were also cleared of their parents mis-labeling them as intellectually handicapped.  Both were found to have relatively normal IQs, for as much good as IQ tests are, which is very little, but that's another show.  The girls eventually underwent speech therapy and learned regular English, though their language skills were a bit stunted, even into adulthood.  identical twins come from a fertilized egg that splits.  If the zygote splits most of the way, but not all, it results in conjoined twins.  Or if the zygotes collide and fuse, science isn't really sure.  Thus conjoined twins are always identical, meaning the same gender.  Why am I pointing that out?  I met two moms of twins at the She PodcastsLive conference who regularly have people ask them if their identical twins are the same gender.  This is why we need sex ed in school.  You'll also notice I'm not using the term Siamese twins.  That term comes from Chang & Eng Bunker, who were born in Siam, modern day Thailand, in 1811, connected by a band of tissue at the chest.  It's not offensive per e, but just doesn't apply to anyone not born in Siam, so people have stopped using it.   Conjoined twins occur once every 2-500,000 live births, according to the University of Minnesota. About 70% of conjoined twins are female, though I couldn't find a reason or theory why.  40 to 60% of these births are delivered stillborn, with 35% surviving only one day.  The overall survival rate is less than 1 in 4.  Often, one twin will have birth defects that are not conducive to life and can endanger the stronger twin.   Conjoined twins are physically connected to one another at some point on their bodies, and are referred to by that place of joining.  Brace yourself while I wallow in my medical Latin.  The most common conjoinments are thoracopagus (heart, liver, intestine), omphalopagus (liver, biliary tree, intestine), pygopagus (spine, rectum, genitourinary tract), ischiopagus (pelvis, liver, intestine, genitourinary tract), and craniopagus (brain, meninges).  75% are joined at the chest or upper abdomen, 23% are joined at the hips, legs or genitalia, 2% are joined at the head.     If the twins have separate organs, chances for separation surgery are markedly better than if they share the organs.  As a rule, conjoined twins that share a heart cannot be separated. Worldwide, only about 250 separation surgeries have been successful, meaning at least one twin survived over the long term, according to the American Pediatric Surgical Association. The surgical separation success rate has improved over the years, and about 75 percent of surgical separations result in at least one twin surviving.  The process begins long before the procedure, with tests and scans, as well as tissue expanders, balloons inserted under the skin and slowly filled with saline or air to stretch the skin, so there will be enough skin to cover the area where the other twin's body used to be. It requires a whole hospital full of specialties to separate conjoined twins, from general surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neurosurgeons, neonatologists, cardiologists, advanced practice nurses, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, among others.  In fact, the longest surgery of all time was a conjoined twin separation.  Separation surgeries often last an entire day; this one required 103 hours.  If they started at 8am Monday, the team finished the surgery at 3pm Thursday.  In 2001, a team of 20 doctors at Singapore General Hospital worked in shifts to separate Ganga and Jamuna Shrestha, 11-month-old twins conjoined at the head.  Not only did the girls share a cranial cavity, their brains were partially fused.  Each tiny brain had hundreds of bitty blood vessels, each of which had to be traced and identified as belonging to one or the other of the girls.  Their brains were not only connected, they were wrapped around each other like a helix.  Plus, each twin's skull needed to be reshaped and added to, using a blend of bone material and Gore-Tex fibers.  Both babies survived the surgery.  Sadly, Ganga died of meningitis at age 7, but Jamuna has gone on to live a healthy life and attend school.   We interrupt this podcast script for an exciting article.  Meaning I was almost done writing it, then I found something I had to go back and include.  There was another pair of conjoined twins named Ganga and Jamuna, this pair born in 1970 in West Bengal.  The pairing of the names makes sense when you learn that the Ganga and Jamuna are sacred rivers.  The sisters are ischio-omphalopagus tripus, meaning joined at the abdomen and pelvis.  They have two hearts and four arms, but share a set of kidneys, a liver and a single reproductive tract.  Between then they have three legs, the third being a nine-toed fusion of two legs, which was non-functional and they kept that one under their clothing.  They can stand, but they cannot walk and crawl on their hands and feet, earning them the show name "The Spider Girls".  Managed by their uncle while on the road with the Dreamland Circus, they exhibit themselves by lying on a charpoy bed, talking to the spectators who come to look at them.  They earned a good living, making about $6/hr, compared to the average wage in India of $.40.   Ganga and Jamuna have two ration cards for subsidized grain, though they eat from the same plate.  They cast two votes, but were refused a joint bank account.  They also share a husband, Gadadhar, a carnival worker who is twenty years their senior.  When asked which he loves more, Gadadhar replies, "I love both equally."  In 1993, the twins had a daughter via Caesarean section, but the baby only lived a few hours.  Though the sister would like to have children, doctors fear that pregnancy would endanger their lives.  Doctors have offered them separation surgery, but they're not interested.  They feel it would be against God's will, be too great of a risk, and put them out of a job.  "We are happy as we are. The family will starve if we are separated."   Not all parasitic twins are as obvious as a torso with arms and legs.  The condition is called fetus in fetu, a parasitic twin developing or having been absorbed by the autosite twin.  It's extremely rare, occurring only once in every 500,000 births and twice as likely to happen in a male.  The question of how a parasitic twin might develop is one that currently has no answer.  To say the fetuses in question are only partially developed is still overstating thing.  They are usually little more than a ball of tissues with perhaps one or two recognizable body parts.  One school of thought holds that fetus in fetu is a complete misnomer.  Adherents contend that the alien tissue is not in fact a fetus at all, but a form of tumor, a teratoma, specifically.  A teratoma, also known as a dermoid cyst, is a sort of highly advanced tumor that can develop human skin, sweat glands, hair, and even teeth.  Some believe that, left long enough, a teratoma could become advanced enough to develop primitive organs.   There have only been about 90 verified cases in the medical record.  One reason fetus in fetu is rare is that the condition is antithetical to full-term development.  Usually, both twins die in utero from the strain of sharing a placenta.  Take 7 year old Alamjan Nematilaev of Kazakstan, who reported to his family abdominal pain and a feeling that something was moving inside him.  His doctors thought he had a large cyst that needed to be removed.  Once they got in there, though, doctors discovered one of the most developed cases of fetus in fetu ever seen.  Alamjan's fetus had a head, four limbs, hands, fingernails, hair and a human if badly misshapen face.    Fetus in fetu, when it is discovered, is usually found in children, but one man lived 36 years, carrying his fetal twin in his abdomen.  Sanju Bhagat lived his whole life with a bulging stomach, constantly ridiculed by people in his village for looking nine months pregnant.  Little did they know, eh?  Fetus in fetu is usually discovered after the parasitic twin grows so large that it causes discomfort to the host.  In Bhagat's case, he began having trouble breathing because the mass was pushing against his diaphragm.  In June of 1999, Bhagat was rushed to Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India for emergency surgery.  According to Dr. Ajay Mehta, "Basically, the tumor was so big that it was pressing on his diaphragm and that's why he was very breathless.  Because of the sheer size of the tumor, it makes it difficult [to operate]. We anticipated a lot of problems."   While operating on Bhagat, Mehta saw something he had never encountered.  The squeamish may wish to jump30 and think about kittens, though if you've made it this far, you're cut from strong cloth.  As the doctor cut deeper into Bhagat's stomach, gallons of fluid spilled out.  "To my surprise and horror, I could shake hands with somebody inside," he said. "It was a bit shocking for me."   One unnamed doctor interviewed in the ABC News story described what she saw that day in the operating room:  “[The surgeon] just put his hand inside and he said there are a lot of bones inside,” she said. “First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair.”  There was no placenta inside Bhagat -- the enveloped parasitic twin had connected directly to Bhagat's blood supply. Right after the surgery, Bhagat's pain and inability to breathe disappeared and he recovered immediately.  Upon recovery from the surgery, in which his twin was removed, Bhagat immediately felt better. But he says that villagers still tease him about it. The story I was referring to was made into a plot point on AHS:FS, the tale of Edward Mordrake, the man with two faces.  In 1895, The Boston Post published an article titled “The Wonders of Modern Science” that presented astonished readers with reports from the Royal Scientific Society documenting the existence of “marvels and monsters” hitherto believed imaginary.   Edward Mordrake was a handsome, intelligent English nobleman with a talent for music and a peerage to inherit.  But there was a catch.  With all his blessings came a terrible curse.  Opposite his handsome was, was a grotesque face on the back of his head.  Edward Mordrake was constantly plagued by his “devil twin,” which kept him up all night whispering “such things as they only speak of in hell.”  He begged his doctors to remove the face, but they didn't dare try.  He asked them to simply bash the evil face in, anything to silence it.  It was never heard by anyone else, but it whispered to Edward all night, a dark passenger that could never be satisfied.  At age 23, after living in seclusion for years, Edward Mordrake committed suicide, leaving behind a note ordering the evil face be destroyed after his death, “lest it continues its dreadful whispering in my grave.”   This macabre story ...is just that, a story, a regular old work of fiction.  “But, but, I've seen a photograph of him.”  Sadly, no.  You've seen a photo of a wax model of the legendary head, Madame Toussad style.  Don't feel bad that you were convinced.  The description of the cursed nobleman was so widely accepted that his condition appeared in an 1896 medical encyclopedia, co-authored by two respected physicians.  Since they recounted the original newspaper story in full without any additional details, gave an added air of authority to Mordrake's tale.   “No, there's a picture of his mummified head on a stand.”  I hate to puncture your dreams, but that's papier mache.  It looks great, but the artist who made it has gone on record stating it was created entirely for entertainment purposes.  If you were to look at that newspaper account of Mordrake, it would fall apart immediately.  “One of the weirdest as well as most melancholy stories of human deformity is that of Edward Mordake, said to have been heir to one of the noblest peerages in England. He never claimed the title, however, and committed suicide in his twenty-third year. He lived in complete seclusion, refusing the visits even of the members of his own family. He was a young man of fine attainments, a profound scholar, and a musician of rare ability. His figure was remarkable for its grace, and his face – that is to say, his natural face – was that of Antinous. But upon the back of his head was another face, that of a beautiful girl, ‘lovely as a dream, hideous as a devil.'”  What did we say at the top?  Conjoined twins are identical, meaning among other things, the same gender.   And that… though we'll finish up out story of the twin Jims.  Their lives were so unbelievably similar, if you saw it in a movie, you'd throw your popcorn at the screen.  Both Jims had married women named Linda, divorced them and married women named Betty.   They each had sons that they named James Alan, though one was Alan and the other Allan.  Both smoked, drove a Chevrolet, held security-based jobs, and even vacationed at the exact same Florida beach, though one assumes not at the same time.  After being reunited at age 37, they took part in a study at University of Minnesota, which showed that their medical histories, personality tests, and even brain-wave tests were almost identical.  Remember, you can always find… Thanks…  

IQ PODCASTS
Thyra Rutter LIVE on Coexist with Coe Lewis

IQ PODCASTS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 50:06


Thyra Rutter is Founder of Arte for Elephants which was started as a "side gig" for two California artists longing for a way to make a difference in the lives of captive elephants. Over the past six years, Arte for Elephants has grown and evolved from a simple art business to a travel, art, community and education adventure! Through art shows and our 5 star rated, 100% ethical retreats to Kenya, Thailand (and soon India) Arte for Elephants has been fortunate to meet amazing people and spread awareness all over the world.

Asia Matters
Delta Damage: Asia's Continuing Covid Struggle

Asia Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 35:17


For those hoping the coronavirus pandemic was under control in Asia, the summer has been a nasty shock. A resurgence of Covid-19 across Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and elsewhere, mainly associated with the spread of the Delta variant, has put paid to the idea the region was nearing the end of the health crisis. Even in countries like China, where the virus seems to have been restrained, the way forward is not clear. Almost two years into the pandemic, as economies reel and populations chafe under continuing restrictions, questions are mounting over how sustainable a hardline approach may be.Joining us to discuss the current state of play in the region are Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Peter Mumford, a political risk analyst who is now the practice head for South East and South Asia at Eurasia Group in Singapore.As usual you can find more information at our website, asiamatterspod.com 

Asia Rising
Webinar: Asian Monarchies in the Modern Age

Asia Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 59:55


While the twentieth century saw the collapse of monarchies across Europe, recent events are a reminder that hereditary monarchies still matter in Asia. In some countries like Malaysia and Bhutan the institution is thriving, but they can struggle for relevancy given the pro-democracy movement in Thailand and fast-modernising landscape of Japan. In an era of autocratic populism, does constitutional monarchy provide some safeguards against the megalomania of political leaders? Are they just feudal relics and ceremonial figureheads which should be abolished, or does the division between ceremonial and actual power act as a brake on authoritarian politicians? A virtual book launch of God Save the Queen: The strange persistence of monarchies by Dennis Altman, published by Scribe Publications. Speakers: Professor Dennis Altman (Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University) Professor Kaori Okano (Japanese Studies, La Trobe University) Dr Wendy Mee, (Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University) Dr Bec Strating (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia) (Chair) Recorded 12 October, 2021.

Wild Chatter
Lady Boys and Ping Pong Shows

Wild Chatter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:45


We interview Annie about traveling to Thailand and her wild stories from her trip. 

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Chatchai Unrasmeewong – A Shareholder's Agreement Will Save Your Partnership

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:03


BIO: Chatchai Unrasmeewong is a financial advisor at FINLAB, a financial advisor group that helps clients reach their financial goals. STORY: Being a board game enthusiast, Chatchai decided to partner with a friend and open a board game cafe when he was in university. His target was students at local universities, so he picked a location next to one of the universities. The cafe did well but after one month schools went for a 3-month holiday break and the business could not withstand such a long break. LEARNING: Always sign a shareholder's agreement when getting into a business partnership. Research your market thoroughly before launching your business.   “Spend enough time studying the market if you want to run a successful business.”Chatchai Unrasmeewong  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/chatchai-unrasmeewong-5956951a8/ (Chatchai Unrasmeewong) is a financial advisor at https://www.linkedin.com/company/f-i-n-lab/ (FINLAB), a financial advisor group that helps clients reach their financial goals. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Thailand's Kasetsart University. For two years after graduation, he worked as an assistant to the president of a private company. Then he pivoted to pursue his dream job of being a flight attendant. At that time, he also started his first business, which was a board game cafe. His passion is to apply his experience from past careers, knowledge, and abilities to advise people to understand their finances of life and achieve their financial goals. Worst investment everChatchai has always been very passionate about board games, and when he was in university, he decided to make money out of this hobby. He approached a good friend and asked him to partner with him and open a board game cafe. Chatchai borrowed about $2,000 from his mom to fund the partnership. Chatchai did some market research for a month and found a location near a university that he felt would be perfect for the cafe because he wanted to target students. The first month of business was great, and the students loved the cafe. Schools were then closed for three months, and it was a struggle. When schools reopened, Chatchai had to market the cafe all over again, and it was a struggle for him to keep the business afloat. His business partner had gotten a full-time job, so he wasn't helping much. After a few months, Chatchai's business partner suggested closing the business because they were making losses. Chatchai agreed, albeit reluctantly. Lessons learnedDo thorough market research to understand the market first before you launch your business. Have a shareholder's agreement, especially when partnering with friends. Andrew's takeawaysThere's nothing wrong with writing down a shareholder's agreement between partners and agreeing upon what to do should something happen to one of the partners, as well as your plan for your shares. When opening a retail business, choose your location wisely because it could make or break your business. Actionable adviceBefore you make any investment, you need to spend enough time studying the market because you won't run a successful business without that knowledge. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsChatchai's number one goal for the next 12 months is to use his knowledge to educate and encourage other entrepreneurs. Parting words  “Learn from our worst investment mistakes, and you're going to be better.”Chatchai Unrasmeewong  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Chatchai Unrasmeewonghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/chatchai-unrasmeewong-5956951a8/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/finlabthailand (Facebook) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online...

10vor10
10 vor 10 vom 12.10.2021

10vor10

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 26:20


Dioxin-Fall: Gift in Schweizer Böden vermutet, Österreichs neuer Kanzler will Kurs von Vorgänger fortführen, Chaos bei globalen Lieferketten, Enten helfen im Kampf gegen Schädlinge in Thailand

Big Break Software Podcast
Taking a Regional approach to build a B2B SaaS problem for the Thai market with 300k ARR platform founder Saroj Ativitavas of Wisible.com

Big Break Software Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 50:31


Saroj Ativitavas, CEO of Wisible, talks about funding his MVP, gaining his first customers, and navigating his zero to 30,000 MRR journey. Get more insights from the podcast. Wisible is a sales intelligence platform that enables B2B firms to reduce sales cycles, increase conversion rates, and enhance sales prediction accuracy. Listen to Saroj as he shares his exciting journey with Geordie. What You'll Learn The core problem Wisible solves for customers Why the Chinese market is not ideal for the Wisible concept How Saroj transitioned from the corporate world to a startup job How Saroj and his team transitioned from an agency to a SaaS platform The impact of content marketing for businesses In This Episode: According to Saroj, many customers who approach them seeking a tangible solution often have a leaky sales funnel. The team behind Wisible strives to help their customers determine the critical spot and underlying bottlenecks. They work together to provide a robust solution based on their needs. Wisible focuses on CRM tools while tracking any interactions and data that may have been generated during the sales procedure. The platform also features a dashboard and an analytic report that can display in the sales funnel interface. Customers can also track their conversion rate, determine their average deal amount, and sales cycle.  Saroj has been in the B2B sales sector for 20 years, during which he encountered a wide range of challenges and learned crucial lessons. He was a salesperson for a mobile telecommunication operator in Thailand before graduating to become a sales director. During his stint in the sales industry, Saroj tried numerous tools and software but could not identify the ideal option to meet his needs and those of his customers. The quest for an effective solution pushed him into developing a platform they could rely on to solve their problems. Saroj explains why he left his job at the mobile telecommunication company, and you can learn from the podcast. Currently, there are numerous click funnel options in the market. Why did Saroj feel the need to develop a new one? To answer this question, Saroj begins by defining what B2B businesses do and why they need aggressive salespeople. Get all the details from the podcast. Saroj reiterates that their system integrates with their customer engagement's business channel. This feature relieves salespeople from having to feed data into the system manually. He gives an illustration to help listeners understand this concept better. Nearly 100% of Wisible customers come from the Southern Asia region, but Saroj and his team plan to expand their business to other regions. He explains why they are not yet ready to venture into the Chinese market.  After leaving his job, Saroj first launched a robust product that focused on giving software developers a healthy platform to exercise their talent. They later quit the market to launch the sales intelligence agency. Saroj and his co-founder had worked together in the telecommunications company for ten years and were conversant with their customer's pain points. They also knew there was a ready market for their idea in Thailand. Saroj and his team would spend an entire year developing the Wisible MVP and another year before acquiring their first paying customer. At first, Saroj says they gave out the system for free and explains how they finally won their first paying customer. Find out the details from the podcast. Promoting a startup can be a difficult task. How did the team reach their target audience? Saroj says they run a blog where they share content about their services before sharing it on different social media platforms. The journey from zero to 5,000 was easier after winning their first paying customer; Saroj says and explains the phase further in the podcast. Did you know you could make money from customizing customers' platforms to meet their specific needs? Listen to Saroj as he discusses this concept and explains how it worked for their business. Apart from content marketing, Saroj and his team engage in teaching as a marketing concept, where they create courses and train their staff. Saroj mentions their go-to content marketing strategy that aspiring entrepreneurs can benefit from. While some online businesses grew tremendously at the peak of Covid, Saroj says they experienced slow growth rates. What would Saroj do differently if he had an opportunity to go back in time? He would be more focused. He concludes the podcast by explaining why he thinks Wisible is the best in the industry.  Resources Wisible Saroj Ativitavas LinkedIn

Monocle 24: The Briefing
Tuesday 12 October

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 30:00


A new report criticises the UK government's response to the coronavirus-19 pandemic and Thailand announces that it will be reopening for tourists. Plus: the week's biggest news from Latin America.

Talking Tastebuds
Tessa Khan on the fight for a fossil fuel free future

Talking Tastebuds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:52


Tessa Khan is an international climate change and human rights lawyer, campaigner and strategist.She is the founder and director of Uplift, a new organisation helping to move the UK towards a fossil fuel-free future. They strategically resource, connect, and elevate ideas and voices to set in motion a just transition away from fossil fuel production that is in proportion with the scale of the climate crisis. Before this role, she co-founded and is co-director of the Climate Litigation Network, a project of the Urgenda Foundation, which supports groundbreaking strategic climate litigation around the world. She has spent more than fifteen years supporting grassroots, regional and international movements for justice and has served as an expert advisor to UN human rights bodies and national governments, while working in Thailand, Egypt, India, the US, the Netherlands and Australia. Tessa is a trustee of Global Greengrants Fund UK and a member of the Steering Committee of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. Her writing has been published in international media outlets and academic publications, and she has been invited to speak at the United Nations and events convened by The Economist, Wall Street Journal and TEDx. In 2019, Tessa was named by TIME magazine as one of fifteen women leading the fight against climate change. She is also an awardee of the Climate Breakthrough Project.If you're UK based, you should know that the government has spent 4 BILLION propping up the oil and gas industry since we signed the Pairs Agreement in 2016. At the end of October 2021, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP2 6will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Boris Johnson has referred to this as the turning point for humanity, yet our government is spending billions propping up the oil and gas industry, which is directly causing the overheating and destruction of our planet.Actions and links for this episodeLearn more about the work of Uplift.The Government are set to approve the climate-wrecking Cambo oil field later this year. If we want a liveable climate, we can't allow any new oil and gas extraction. To learn more and take action please head to: stopcambo.org.uk/take-actionCheck out the PaidToPollute campaignCheck out podcast guest Daze Aghaji's campaign to sue the government for failing to tackle climate change: crowdjustice.com/case/carbon-budgets/Find me: @venetialamannaFind the show: @atstpodcastThis episode was co-produced by Venetia La Manna and Holly Falconer and edited by Nada Smiljanic. The music was composed by William Haxworth and the artwork was designed by Alex Sedano. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Thai Expat Daily Show
#100- NO QUARANTINE NOVEMBER, Lisa Blackpink, Tourist Surveillance, Samui, ATK Tests, Phuket News

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 23:58


Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow--00:50 - Daily COVID numbers01:41 - Samui entry curbs set to be relaxed04:58 - Phuket tourism sector seeks B5bn pledge to fuel recovery08:50 - Phuket business leaders call for ATK tests for Sandbox arrivals10:07 - No quarantine required for 10 countries starting November14:01 - Tracking apps and face recognition 20:21 - Police raid Pattaya karaoke bar21:32 - Forget Tuk-Tuks, Lisa Blackpink should be new Thai emblem--#thaiexpatdailyshow #phuketsandbox #thailandnewsSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Fresh Air
Inside The Thailand Cave Rescue

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 45:45


In June 2018, the world held its breath for 18 days as a group of elite cave divers risked everything to rescue 12 boys and their coach from an underwater cave in Thailand. The Oscar-winning filmmakers ('Free Solo') Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi secured hours of never-before-seen footage from the underwater rescue. The filmmakers and diver Rick Stanton spoke about how an expert team of cave divers, Thai Navy SEALs and an international group of special service members and volunteers pulled off the harrowing mission and got all 12 boys and their coach to safety. The documentary is 'The Rescue.'

Thai Expat Daily Show
#99 - THAILAND REOPENING ON TRACK, Prayuth, Singapore VTL, ATK testing, Temple, The Phuket News!

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:38


nterested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshowSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Dhamma Talk - Kalyanamitra - Spiritual Friendship | Bhante Mudito | 12 Jan 2020

Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 50:18


In this talk, Bhante Mudito talks about Kalyanamitra, which means spiritual friendship within Buddhism. Bhante recounts his recent experience in Thailand where he had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Ajahn Gunhah. Ajahn Gunhah is a famous teacher in the Thai Forest tradition.  Please visit the BSV Podcast Channel and BSV YouTube Channel Teaching retrieved from here. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more precious Dhamma teachings, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the teaching you want and click on the audio to open it up on Podbean.

Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast
What It's Like Flying via Singapore, Doha and Traveling Around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox

Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 26:10


Valerie Joy Wilson, an American solo travel expert, just returned from three weeks in Thailand. She fills us in what it's like flying via Singapore, Doha and traveling around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox. She also shares the importance of travel insurance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnnyjet/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnnyjet/support

Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Ep 129 | If God Is Good and Powerful, Why Does He Allow Evil and Pain?

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 74:55


Everyone knows they need money and physical health, so all you Happy Warriors pay attention to the F-Finance and the F-Fitness. But not all of us know we also need F-Faith. The fabulous 40 years from 1903 to 1943. And the failed 40 years from 1981 to 2021. Secular totalitarianism versus Bible-based civilization. Kindergarten theology: If God is good and all-powerful, how can there be suffering in the world? Either God is not good, or else He is not all powerful. Your rabbi presents you with the ribbon-wrapped-response to this decidedly un-profound question. Find your Happy Warrior community in order to connect, communicate, collaborate, cooperate and create at https://www.wehappywarriors.com/happy-warriors-basic Why did the 6.6-magnitude earthquake in December 2003 in Iran kill 34,000 people while, 4 days earlier, a California earthquake of identical magnitude killed only two people? Why do floods kill 5,000 Bangladeshis every year but similar weather in the North Sea kills almost nobody? Why are there still no tsunami sirens in Thailand after the devastating 2004 tidal wave? How to talk to God. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
A Haitian Odyssey Across The Americas

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 28:42


In recent weeks, images of thousands of Haitian migrants living in squalid conditions in a temporary camp in Texas have caused widespread shock and anger in the United States. US Border patrol agents on horseback forced many of them back across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Thousands more were deported back to Haiti, which is in the grip of its deepest economic and political crisis for years. The US Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned last month in protest at the Biden Administration's deportations policy, which he described as “inhumane” and “counterproductive”. Some of the migrants say it was also arbitrary, with no clarity about the process deciding who made it into the US and who was sent home. Will Grant met two families, at the US-Mexico border and in Haiti, whose journeys north came to very different ends: Last year, Thailand was rocked by student-led protests, which for the first time broke a taboo on criticising the monarchy. But the Thai government led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha fought back, using a raft of repressive laws to prosecute the protest leaders. Together with a rapid rise in Covid infections, that appeared to put a stop to the street rallies. The protest gatherings have now resumed but on a smaller scale. As Jonathan Head has been finding out, the heady optimism of the students last year has been replaced by a harder-edged realism over just how long it might take to reform Thailand's politics. Last weekend, thousands of people from 150 towns and cities across Brazil joined street protests against its President, Jair Bolsonaro. Many of them were angry about his handling of the pandemic which has killed at least 600,000 Brazilians so far. Not all the criticism is centred on Covid, though. Some of his former supporters are now calling for his resignation too – and their concerns are more ideological. The President is as combative as ever – and he still has control of Congress, though his public support has slumped to its lowest level yet in opinion polls. Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo. Questions about the future of coal have caused some of the deepest divisions in modern Australia. The debate may soon get even sharper as COP26 and other climate-change summits try to push rich nations to set a faster pace in giving up fossil fuels. Australia still uses coal to generate about 70% of its electricity, making it the most carbon-polluting nation per person in the world. As Phil Mercer explains, the country's vast natural resources help fuel its domestic politics, as well as its power stations. And the BBC's new Middle East correspondent Anna Foster offers some personal first impressions of settling in to her posting to the Lebanese capital, Beirut - and of the extraordinary resilience which keeps the city's people going. Producer: Polly Hope

Rabbi Daniel Lapin's podcast
If God Is Good and Powerful Why Does He Allow Evil and Pain?

Rabbi Daniel Lapin's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 73:34


Everyone knows they need money and physical health so all you Happy Warriors pay attention to the F-Finance and the F-Fitness. But not all of us know we also need F-Faith. The fabulous 40 years from 1903 to 1943. And the failed 40 years from 1981 to 2021. Secular totalitarianism versus Bible-based civilization. Kindergarten theology: If God is good and all-powerful how can there be suffering in the world? Either God is not good or else He is not all powerful. Your rabbi presents you with the ribbon-wrapped-response to this decidedly unprofound question. Find your Happy Warrior community in order to connect, communicate, collaborate, cooperate and create https://www.wehappywarriors.com/happy-warriors-basic. Why did the December 2003 Iranian 6.6 earthquake kill 34,000 while 4 days earlier a California earthquake of identical magnitude killed only two people? Why do floods kill 5,000 Bangladeshis every year but similar weather in the North Sea kills almost nobody? Why are there still no tsunami sirens in Thailand after the devastating 2004 tidal wave? How to talk to God.    Rabbi Daniel Lapin's Recommended Bible: https://rabbidaniellapin.com/product/rabbi-daniel-lapins-recommended-hebrew-english-bible-compact-edition/

Ben Davis & Kelly K Show
10/08/2021 The One With the Dry Wedding, Dad Jokes And Centipede On the Junk

Ben Davis & Kelly K Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 67:25


A guy in Thailand learned the hard way why he shouldn't sleep naked...also that lady parts are not storage places for drugs in a few #SettingTheBar life lesson stories. "Brett" needs advice on the fact his future FIL wants them to have a dry wedding, we sling #DadJokes at each other, fight about cookies and Ben is awkward in public with another local celebrity! Oh...and don't miss the screaming frog at the end.

History Unwritten
3.8 - The Battle of Nong Sarai

History Unwritten

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:57


Ayutthaya was a husk of its former self. A burnt out shell, ruled by a puppet king installed by their conquerors in Burma. But that puppet would not sit dormant. He rebuilt the city, drove off attackers from Cambodia, and prepared the way for an Ayutthayan resurgence. But this is not, really, his story. The liberation of Ayutthaya would not have happened without the capable leadership of Prince - then King - Naresuan, the "Black Prince" of Ayutthayan history. Though cruel, abrasive, and obsessed with war, Naresuan would free his country from the Burmese once and for all. Series Website

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-08-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 4:51


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 8th, 2021. With the number of those killed by COVID having surpassed 700,000, among that number is a bonus tragedy. A study shows the number of children in the U.S. who were made orphans or partial orphans by the pandemic is larger than first believed. More than 120,000 lost a primary guardian or caregiver. Black and Hispanic children have experienced this the most. Finland joined Sweden and Denmark in halting the use of Moderna's vaccine as a precautionary measure for men born in 1991 and later. This because of concerns about reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects like myocarditis and pericarditis. Finland will give those young citizens the Pfizer vaccine instead. Is the pandemic leading to diplomacy? The World Health Organization has shipped COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea. It's the kind of help that isolated nation rarely accepts. Those supplies are still sitting in quarantine at a seaport, but still. North Korea had severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade for the past two years despite an already crippled economy. We told you yesterday about how police officers are among the most reluctant profession to get vaccinated. Well New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't care. He's considering expanding his mandates on teachers and school employees to police officers, firefighters, and correction officers. The Mayor called them the “other pieces of the puzzle.” It's widely considered unethical to refuse to treat someone because they smoke. But a Colorado woman is being denied a kidney transplant unless she gets vaccinated. The 56-year-old may not last long without the surgery and is quite confused that her hospital is so insistent on protecting her from COVID, that they're willing to watch her die from her kidney condition. In the United States cases were down 23%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,811,930 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 25%, Pennsylvania and Michigan 14%, Wyoming 11%, and Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Kodiak Island Borough, AK. McCreary, KY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Whitley, KY. Clay, TX. Stark, ND. Morton, ND. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 710,173 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.8%, Connecticut at 69.2%, and Rhode Island at 69%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.6%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.1%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And New Zealand, South Korea, Australia, and Thailand 2%. Globally, cases were down 11% and deaths were down 9% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 5. There are 18,062,833 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 102,090. The U.K. 40,701. Turkey 30,019. Russia 27,550. And Germany 22,403. There have been at least 4,833,592 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Behind the Shot - Video

Periodically I get a guest on Behind the Shot that makes me nervous. This episode is one of those moments. Wish me luck... David Hume Kennerly is a legend. In fact, I would wager money that other 'legends' look to David Hume Kennerly as the standard by which they are judged. All of that is to say that there is no 'starting point' when trying to explain the photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. Still, the blog is here, and I have to start somewhere. Travel with me back to 1972... (insert way back machine sounds here) David was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Featured Photography, with a winning portfolio that included Ali being knocked down in the 15th round during the Ali v. Frazier “Fight of the Century,” images of the Vietnam and Cambodia wars, and refugees escaping into India from East Pakistan. David was just 25 at the time. Two years later, at just 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer, the third person to have that job. Again, I have to stress this, by the time David was 27 he'd seen and documented more history that most of us learn in school. In the years since, David has photographed U.S. presidents from Johnson to Biden, and covered thirteen presidential campaigns. He was a Newsweek magazine contributing editor for ten years, and a contributing photographer for Time & Life and George magazines. American Photo named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” Washingtonian Magazine called him "One of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, DC". That is David Hume Kennerly. One of the most important photographers ever, and his TedX talk has a title that really sums it up: Telling the Story in 1/60th of a Second As an author, David is just as successful. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was also a major contributor to the CNN 2016 book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. His exclusive portrait of Trump is on the cover. He was executive producer of The Spymasters, a 2015 CBS/Showtime documentary about the directors of the CIA. He also produced The Presidents' Gatekeepers, a four-hour Discovery Channel film about White House chiefs of staff.  Kennerly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC's, The Taking of Flight 847, and was the writer and executive producer of a two-hour NBC pilot filmed in Thailand, Shooter, starring Helen Hunt. Shooter, based on Kennerly's Vietnam experiences, won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography. In 2019 The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography acquired the David Hume Kennerly Archive that features almost a million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. University President Dr. Robert C. Robbins appointed Kennerly as the university's first Presidential Scholar. When trying to pick an image for this show I lost over an hour browsing through David's site, specifically his 'Greatest Hits' gallery. The image of U.S. President Gerald Ford at the desk in the Oval Office, feet up is amazing. This was the day after he became president, August 10, 1974, and the bookshelves are empty because Nixon's things had been removed, but Ford's memorabilia had yet to arrive, due to the suddenness of the transition. The image of Mohammed Ali being knocked down in the 15th round at Madison Square Garden by Joe Frazier was part of Kennerly's Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio. Then there was "The Hug", an image where Michelle Obama is hugging former president George W. Bush. Picking one image was hard, but with David's help we found the shot. There is a quote on David's website from James Earl Jones that wraps up David's career perfectly: “David Hume Kennerly is like Forrest Gump, except he was really there.”

Behind the Shot - Audio
Focus on History

Behind the Shot - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 66:26


Periodically I get a guest on Behind the Shot that makes me nervous. This episode is one of those moments. Wish me luck... David Hume Kennerly is a legend. In fact, I would wager money that other 'legends' look to David Hume Kennerly as the standard by which they are judged. All of that is to say that there is no 'starting point' when trying to explain the photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. Still, the blog is here, and I have to start somewhere. Travel with me back to 1972... (insert way back machine sounds here) David was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Featured Photography, with a winning portfolio that included Ali being knocked down in the 15th round during the Ali v. Frazier “Fight of the Century,” images of the Vietnam and Cambodia wars, and refugees escaping into India from East Pakistan. David was just 25 at the time. Two years later, at just 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's Personal White House Photographer, the third person to have that job. Again, I have to stress this, by the time David was 27 he'd seen and documented more history that most of us learn in school. In the years since, David has photographed U.S. presidents from Johnson to Biden, and covered thirteen presidential campaigns. He was a Newsweek magazine contributing editor for ten years, and a contributing photographer for Time & Life and George magazines. American Photo named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” Washingtonian Magazine called him "One of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, DC". That is David Hume Kennerly. One of the most important photographers ever, and his TedX talk has a title that really sums it up: Telling the Story in 1/60th of a Second As an author, David is just as successful. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was also a major contributor to the CNN 2016 book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. His exclusive portrait of Trump is on the cover. He was executive producer of The Spymasters, a 2015 CBS/Showtime documentary about the directors of the CIA. He also produced The Presidents' Gatekeepers, a four-hour Discovery Channel film about White House chiefs of staff.  Kennerly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC's, The Taking of Flight 847, and was the writer and executive producer of a two-hour NBC pilot filmed in Thailand, Shooter, starring Helen Hunt. Shooter, based on Kennerly's Vietnam experiences, won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography. In 2019 The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography acquired the David Hume Kennerly Archive that features almost a million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. University President Dr. Robert C. Robbins appointed Kennerly as the university's first Presidential Scholar. When trying to pick an image for this show I lost over an hour browsing through David's site, specifically his 'Greatest Hits' gallery. The image of U.S. President Gerald Ford at the desk in the Oval Office, feet up is amazing. This was the day after he became president, August 10, 1974, and the bookshelves are empty because Nixon's things had been removed, but Ford's memorabilia had yet to arrive, due to the suddenness of the transition. The image of Mohammed Ali being knocked down in the 15th round at Madison Square Garden by Joe Frazier was part of Kennerly's Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio. Then there was "The Hug", an image where Michelle Obama is hugging former president George W. Bush. Picking one image was hard, but with David's help we found the shot. There is a quote on David's website from James Earl Jones that wraps up David's career perfectly: “David Hume Kennerly is like Forrest Gump, except he was really there.”

Strides Forward
Roads to Boston 2021: The Final Pre-Race Check-In

Strides Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:09


This episode is part of our Roads to Boston 2021 series, where we are following the journeys of 9 women from around the world to the 125th Boston Marathon, which takes places October 11, 2021. The last Boston Marathon took place April 2019. And finally, this legendary event is back, in person. For every participant who gets an entry to Boston, it's a victory all its own: you can't just sign up for Boston, you have to earn your way in. Get an inside look at what goes in to getting to the finish line of the 125th Boston Marathon. Whether Boston is in your future or your running interests take a different shape, join us to energize your own aspirations.In episode 1, we met the 9 women of this series and learned about how they got started in this sport. We're in the midst of discovering why we all started marathoning. In episode 2, we learned about Patty's and Amanda's journeys to running marathons, which is inextricably linked to the Boston Marathon; in that episode we also learned about the Boston course. In episode 3, we featured the marathoning stories of Rochelle, Marija, Zarah, and Jonna, and episode 4 explored why Yao, Nicole, and Cherie run marathons. And, in our last episode checked in on what living the marathon life looks like for all nine runners. Stay tuned for our next episode where we check in with the runners one final time before the race.Join us on the journey, to energize your own running goals!The runners featuredRochelle Solomon, Randolph, MA, USA; hospital and healthcare compliance officer; Boston first-timer Patty Hung, Orinda, CA, USA; retired high school math teacher turned pediatric nurse; 34 Bostons runYao (Yaowapa) Hoisungwarn, Bangkok, Thailand; singing teacher; Boston first-timer   Marija Desivojević, Belgrade, Serbia; mathematician; Boston first-timerNicole Spaulding Pinto, Los Angeles, CA, USA;  cardiovascular perfusionist; Boston first-timerZarah Hofer, lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada; nutritionist; Boston first-timerAmanda Watters, Ashland, MA, USA; editor, K-12 science curriculum development, 15 Bostons runJonna Maas, Spicer, MN, USA; medical doctor, Boston first-timerCherie Louise Turner, Somerville, MA, USA; podcaster, writer, editor; 1 Boston runWays to follow Strides Forward OnlineLearn more about Strides Forward on our websiteFollow Strides Forward on Instagram and Twitter: @StridesForwardStrides Forward is on Facebook:  We welcome you to join our private Facebook group

Windowsill Chats
Want to know the secrets of how to create art for commercially successful product at all levels of the marketplace? Thought so. Chris Chun dishes on dishes... and all the rest.

Windowsill Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 64:55


This week, Margo is joined by Australian artist and award winning designer Chris Chun. Chris has an appetite for fun, adventure and great food and when he's not creating, you can probably find him traveling to some exotic destination, shopping for vintage textiles or eating something delicious. His creativity and ‘say yes to everything' attitude has taken him all over the world, working for renowned textile studios Diane Harrison Designs in Manchester and Faro Disegni in Rome. Since 2005, Chris has been licensing his artwork to a select group of companies worldwide in tabletop, stationery, home decor and gift accessories. He also exhibits as a fine artist.   Margo and Chris chat about: Allowing old work to inform new directions (and why you always have to start somewhere) How traveling and living abroad has impacted his life His less is more attitude and philosophy on designing How life experience will contribute to your unique style The ebbs and flows of inspiration How he got his foot in the door as a textile designer Where he sees mediocrity in the surface pattern industry and how he wants to change that His mentorship program And much more   Chris is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand which has provided him with everyday inspiration for painting and creating new work. He collaborates with local artisans & craftspeople to produce limited edition products.   Resources Mentioned: Dead Poets Society (Movie) Sheridan Bedding Diane Harrison Designs Florence Broadhurst  Faro Disegni   Connect with Chris: Coaching with Chris: Sign up before 10/15/21 and receive a 10% discount using code WINDOWSILLS thepatterncoach@chrischun.com https://instagram.com/chrischunstudio https://www.chrischun.com https://www.facebook.com/chrischunart

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast
John McElroy, Founder, Autoline TV: Where Is the Global Auto Industry Going And Which Company Will Take Us There Fastest?

Winning In Asia: A ZoZo Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:54


Born in Detroit, raised in Buenos Aires and San Paolo, teeth cut at the River Rouge plant, John McElroy is an auto industry insider par excellence. Since founding Autoline TV, John has cemented his reputation for knowing everything that matters and everyone who counts in the global auto industry. He and his team have engaged in conversation with hundreds of leading executives from America, Europe and Asia. In this episode, John shares his view on the most impressive automotive executives he ever met, how Detroit views threats and opportunities in China and which cars he would recommend to his best friend. #WinningInAsia / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/