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Slate Star Codex Podcast
Practically-A-Book Review: Yudkowsky Contra Ngo On Agents

Slate Star Codex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 36:48


https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/practically-a-book-review-yudkowsky   I. The story thus far: AI safety, which started as the hobbyhorse of a few weird transhumanists in the early 2000s, has grown into a medium-sized respectable field. OpenAI, the people responsible for GPT-3 and other marvels, have a safety team. So do DeepMind, the people responsible for AlphaGo, AlphaFold, and AlphaWorldConquest (last one as yet unreleased). So do Stanford, Cambridge, UC Berkeley, etc, etc. Thanks to donations from people like Elon Musk and Dustin Moskowitz, everyone involved is contentedly flush with cash. They all report making slow but encouraging progress. Eliezer Yudkowsky, one of the original weird transhumanists, is having none of this. He says the problem is harder than everyone else thinks. Their clever solutions will fail. He's been flitting around for the past few years, Cassandra-like, insisting that their plans will explode and they are doomed.

Let's Talk About Water
From Toilet to Tap, with Mike Markus

Let's Talk About Water

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 30:11


With climate change threatening freshwater sources, water demand across the globe is likely to increase by 20 - 30% between now and 2050. In this episode, we're looking at two promising solutions to create clean drinking water from surprising places: our sewers and our oceans. We speak with General Manager of the Orange County Water District, Mike Markus, about debunking the “toilet to tap” fear and how turning our wastewater into clean drinking water can be a closed-loop solution to mounting water scarcity. We also hear from Dr. William Tarpeh about new research at Stanford University that could make desalination a more viable solution; one that's less costly and better for the environment. Biographical Notes: Michael (Mike) R. Markus is the general manager of the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District), which manages the Orange County Groundwater Basin that supplies water to more than 2.5 million people in north and central Orange County, Calif. With more than 40 years of experience, Mike is well known for his expertise in large project implementation and water resource management. In September 2007, he became only the sixth general manager in the District's history.During his 33-year career at the District, Mike was responsible for managing the implementation of the $480 million Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) program. This project is the largest potable reuse project in the world and has won many awards including the 2008 Stockholm Industry Water Award, 2009 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, 2014 U.S. Water Prize and the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew Prize. In 2015, Mike oversaw the completion of the 30 MGD GWRS Initial Expansion. The expansion brought the total production capacity of the GWRS to 100 MGD of high-quality water, which is enough to serve 850,000 people annually. Mike was named the 2017 Pioneer in Groundwater by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute, one of the Top 25 Industry Leaders of 2014 by Water & Wastewater International, he received the international 2009 Säid Khoury Award for Engineering Construction Excellence, the 2007 American Society of Civil Engineers' Government Engineer of the Year award, and he was one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2007 by the Engineering News-Record.Mike currently serves on the board of directors of the Water Research Foundation, the National Water Research Institute, American Water Works Association and the California Section of the WateReuse Association. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California. He is also a registered civil engineer in the state of California.Dr. William Tarpeh Dr. William Tarpeh is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University. The Tarpeh Lab develops and evaluates novel approaches to resource recovery from “waste” waters at several synergistic scales: molecular mechanisms of chemical transport and transformation; novel unit processes that increase resource efficiency; and systems-level assessments that identify optimization opportunities. Will completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at Stanford and his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, and a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship. He conducted postdoctoral training at University of Michigan in environmental engineering. Will is a member of the Bouchet Honor Society, NBCBLK's "28 Under 28" African-American Innovators, and Forbes' "30 Under 30" 2019 Science List. Tarpeh's CV is available here.

Jump Start Your Joy
Understanding Shared Death Experiences with William Peters (author of At Heaven's Door)

Jump Start Your Joy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 56:34


In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, I am interviewing William J. Peters. He is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and the director of its research initiative. He is the author of the new book, "At Heaven's Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach about Dying Well and Living Better." Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end of life experiences. He is a practicing grief and bereavement therapist, and he holds degrees from Harvard and UC Berkeley. In this interview, we are talking about understanding shared death experiences. Read the show notes on my website. In this episode, William J. Peters and I discuss the definition of The Shared Death Experience Near Death Experiences An NDE (near death experience) that occured to William in his teenage years His new book, "At Heaven's Door" The research he has done on death, dying, and shared death experiences My own personal story of a shared death experience The work he does with the Shared Crossing Project How understanding death, dying, and shared death experiences can allow more comfort in your life The three ways he jump starts joy in his life: be kind to yourself, do what you love in life, helping other people Resources At Heaven's Door (the book) by William J. Peters The Shared Crossing Project Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.

WE DON'T DIE® Radio Show with host Sandra Champlain
375 William Peters author of 'At Heavens Door' talks about Shared Death Experiences (SDEs)

WE DON'T DIE® Radio Show with host Sandra Champlain

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 55:47


Founder of the Shared Crossing Project and director of its Research Initiative, William Peters is recognized as a global leader in the field of shared-death studies, he has spent decades studying end-of-life experiences. William has worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. A practicing psychotherapist, he holds degrees from Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and UC Berkeley. William's the author of the brand new book At Heaven's Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, published by Simon and Schuster. Find it on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3IbVKXI You can find out more about William and his important work at https://www.sharedcrossing.com/ ***More episodes of We Don't Die Radio, weekly classes, demonstrations and our free Sunday Gathering available at https://www.wedontdie.com/- Also listen to Sandra's new show on iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-shades-of-the-afterlife-72830128/ or on Apple Music https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shades-of-the-afterlife/id1534213090- Join the supportive and loving, We Don't Die Listeners Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wedontdielisteners/ *Enjoying We Don't Die Radio episodes? Would you like to be a Patron of the show? Consider donating $1 or more per episode to help operating costs of the show (I keep the show commercial-free on purpose) please visit: https://www.patreon.com/wedontdieradio or simply give at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/SandraChamplain Thank you for watching!

The Numberphile Podcast
The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova

The Numberphile Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 58:19


Mathematician Zvezdelina Stankova was born in Bulgaria and is now a teaching professor at UC Berkeley. Zvezda's webpage - https://math.berkeley.edu/~stankova/ Zvezda videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWIbAPK1oJgRIpe0sWiPKkQ4 The Legend of Question Six - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y30VF3cSIYQ Berkeley Math Circle - https://mathcircle.berkeley.edu This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ - https://www.gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile Like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
150: Reflections of an Executive Director of a “Start-up” Nonprofit

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 34:44


My guest today is Mary Gloner. For the past 20 years, Mary has been committed to addressing the priorities of vulnerable populations and building community capacity. She works on social justice and human rights efforts as well as the promotion of health parity. Primarily in the nonprofit and public sectors, Mary's career has focused on community health education and promotion, research, health communication, policy, advocacy, training, and administration. A child of Filipino immigrants, she is the first in her family to graduate from college. She received a Bachelor in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University along with advanced degrees in public health (MPH from San Jose State University) and business (MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business). Currently, she serves as Chief Executive Officer for Project Safety Net, a collective impact dedicated to youth resiliency, mental health promotion, & suicide prevention. Mary has served as adjunct faculty for San Jose State University as well as a guest lecturer for DeAnza Junior College, Stanford University School of Medicine, and local high schools. Mary has several County of Santa Clara appointments: Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) Stakeholders Leadership Committee, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Task Force, and the Race and Health Disparities Community Board. She serves as Vice-Chair on the City of San Jose's Council Appointment Advisory Commission. In response to COVID-19, serves on the Emotional & Support Care Team for Collaborating Agencies' Relief Effort (CADRE) in Santa Clara County. Mary has served in leadership roles for health professional associations, including serving on the Health Equity Anti-Racism Task Force and as Treasurer for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Recognized in London by the Filipina Women's Network as 2018 “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” (Global FWN100). Received 2017 Silicon Valley Business Journal Excellence in Healthcare Award. Here's what to expect during the episode: How does the Project Safety Net work? How could a city program turn into a nonprofit organization? What are the things to consider when starting a nonprofit? The biggest challenge Mary faced as an executive director. How Mary spends most of her time in a new nonprofit organization as an executive director? The importance of scheduling self-care breaks. And much more! Connect with Mary Gloner! Website: www.psnyouth.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymphmba/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/MaryHealthMBA?_rdc=1&_rdr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryhealthmba/ Go to https://hilandconsulting.org/boardorientationchecklist to get your free Effective Board Orientation Checklist. Thanks for all you do . . . . Take care of yourself and tune in next week . . . All the best. Mary's book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors' Guide to Discovering the Sources of Nonprofit Board Troubles and What to Do About Them. Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don't miss a single episode, and while you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated!   Let us know the topics or questions you would like to hear about in a future episode. You can do that, and follow us, on Facebook. Connect with Mary! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhiland Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Facebook Group: https://tinyurl.com/inspirednonprofitleadership Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilandconsulting Website: https://www.hilandconsulting.org

KQED's The California Report
Single Payer Healthcare Plan Passes First Hurdle

KQED's The California Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 15:55


A single payer healthcare bill passed its first legislative hurdle in Sacramento Tuesday night. It's one of two new proposals that would dramatically increase access to healthcare for Californians. Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio  Hundreds of thousands of Californians might lack access to safe drinking water. That's according to recent study from UCLA and UC Berkeley. And the drinking water problem disproportionately affects communities of color. Reporter: Caleigh Wells, KCRW Agriculture is one of the industries hit hardest by supply chain snarls. New research shows that losses from so-called “containergeddon” have reached the billions here in California. Reporter: Kerry Klein, Valley Public Radio COVID-19 has affected our mental health in ways we're only just beginning to understand. For some, the stressors of the pandemic created an added layer of anxiety on top of an already deeply uncertain world.  Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC

Path 11 Podcast
374 Shared Death Experiences with William Peters

Path 11 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 68:22


William Peters, M.Ed., M.F.T., is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and director of its Research Initiative. Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared-death studies, he has spent decades studying end-of-life experiences. Previously, Peters worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. A practicing psychotherapist, he holds degrees from Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and UC Berkeley. His work on end-of-life is informed by his therapeutic work with individuals and families facing grief and bereavement, personal experiences with death and dying across cultures, and his family's own end-of-life journeys. www.SharedCrossingProject.com. William's book entitled At Heaven's Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, will be published by Simon & Schuster for its worldwide release on January 11th, 2022. ------------------------------------ Check out Molly Mandelberg's Wild Hearts Rise Up Oracle Deck & Guidebook ------------------------------------

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
454: Jim Levine - A Conversation With My Literary Agent (How To Write A Great Proposal)

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 49:13


Read my new book, The Pursuit Of Excellence https://bit.ly/excellencehawk Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Text Hawk to 66866 for "Mindful Monday" Jim Levine has been a literary agent for more than 30 years. Some of his agency's clients include Ray Dalio, Scott Galloway, Jay Shetty, Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Tom Brady, & Giselle Bundchen among others… He also is my book agent and he brokered the deals for my book deals for both Welcome To Management AND The Pursuit of Excellence with McGraw-Hill. Notes: Early in my podcasting career, I asked all authors I recorded who the best book agent was... And many of them said, Jim Levine. "Being an agent is a continuing liberal arts education, it's an opportunity to engage with experts and thought leaders in a wide variety of fields and help shape their work to reach the broadest possible audience.” Jim has written and published 7 books and over 100 articles for professional magazines… He's won awards for his work as a writer. He's the founding director of The Fatherhood Project – A 20-year long foundation-supported initiative to increase men's involvement in childrearing in all segments of society. Jim takes us inside the process from book proposal, selling to a publisher, and ultimately getting the book published. "Being an agent is so much more than just selling the book. The relationship is so much more intimate. You have to care." Building a company and a culture of growth... The best book proposals he's read: The Master Algorithm -- Pedro Domingos Welcome To Management Smartcuts by Shane Snow Jim has spent most of his career putting together ideas, people, and money; identifying, nurturing, and marketing talent; and creating projects that make a difference. Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Amherst College, winning Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright, and Ford Foundation Fellowships. He holds two advanced degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley, where he specialized in Shakespeare and modern literary criticism, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he specialized in child development and social policy. Advice: Don't think about a job, think about skills you have and challenges you could take on… The WHO is really important - Who you work for... Be a perpetual learner Follow your curiosity Have a wide range of interests What Jim looks for when hiring – Pat Lencioni's humble, hungry, and smart – It's about helping people solve problems.

Just Fly Performance Podcast
288: Joel Smith Q&A on Reflexive Dynamics of Athleticism and Surfing the Force-Velocity Curve

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 60:54


Today's show is a Q&A with Joel Smith.  It's a lot of fun to see the questions you all have, and putting together a list of answers. Some major themes in this show included the dynamics of how an athlete learns and acquires a skill, how to give athletes ideal constraints to learn a skill better (particularly on the level of the arms in sprinting and step-action in jumping), and then questions on training the spectrum of the force velocity curve. There also were a lot of questions and answers that lent to training individualization based on the individual structure of the body and if one is a “power or speed” based athlete, which relates to an athlete's ribcage structure and ISA bias, and of course, a lot of speed oriented questions. Today's episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, Inside Tracker, and Lost Empire Herbs. For 25% off of an Inside Tracker order go to info.insidetracker.com/justflysports For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to lostempireherbs.com/justfly. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Timestamps and Main Points 1:15 – The difference in training fascial vs. elastic athletes 7:33 – How to train a “power” sprinter with poor top end speed 13:40 – Thoughts on training at different points on the force-velocity curve 24:06 – Arm action in sprinting, and constraint-driven coaching versus “positional” coaching 34:14 – Structuring a weight training and performance program for speed and acceleration 36:32 – Why some athletes have a long vs. short penultimate step in jumping 40:45 – Thoughts on in-season programming for team sports 46:56 – Dealing with a toe-sprain and learning to feel other parts of the foot 48:30 – Frequency of training with bodyweight iso holds 49:37 – Thoughts on “inside edge” vs. “outside edge” in movement and training 54:35 – Fascial awareness in movement 55:42 – Is concentric power building in the weightroom worthwhile? 57:01 – How to use falling/slipping/stumbling reflexes to our advantage in training About Joel Smith Joel Smith is the founder of Just Fly Sports and is a sports performance coach in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Joel hosts the Just Fly Performance Podcast, has authored several books on athletic performance, and trains numerous clients in the in-person and online space.  Joel was formerly a strength coach for 8 years at UC Berkeley, working with the Swim teams and post-graduate professional swimmers, as well as tennis, water polo, and track and field.  A track coach of 11 years, Joel coached for the Diablo Valley Track and Field Club for 7 years, and also has 6 years of experience coaching sprints, jumps, hurdles, pole vault and multi-events on the collegiate level, working at Wilmington College, and the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. Joel has coached 2 national champions, multiple All-Americans and school record holders in his time as a track coach. In the realm of strength and conditioning, his programs have assisted 5 athletes to Olympic berths that produced 9 medals and a world record performance at Rio in 2016. In 2011, Joel began Just Fly Sports with Jake Clark as a central platform to promote information for athletes and coaches to reach their highest potential.  In 2016 the first episode of the “Just Fly Performance Podcast” was released, now a leading source of education in the sports performance field.  The evolving mission of Just Fly Sports is focused on teaching athletes to realize their true, innate power, and achieve the highest joy in their training, competition, and in the community.

The Robot Brains Podcast
Sergey Levine explains the challenges of real world robotics

The Robot Brains Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 50:03


In Episode One of Season Two, Host Pieter Abbeel is joined by guest (and close collaborator) Sergey Levine, professor at UC Berkeley, EECS. Sergey discusses the early years of his career, how Andrew Ng influenced him to become interested in machine learning, his current projects, and his lab's recent accomplishments.The conversation concludes with Sergey's view on the dangers of machines not being intelligent enough and his advice for students seeking a career in robotic.| SUBSCRIBE TO THE ROBOT BRAINS PODCAST TODAY | Visit therobotbrains.ai and follow us on YouTube TheRobotBrainsPodcast, Twitter @therobotbrains, and Instagram @therobotbrains. | Host: Pieter Abbeel | Executive Producers: Alice Patel & Henry Tobias Jones | Audio Production: Kieron Matthew Banerji | Title Music: Alejandro Del Pozo See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Change Your Mindset
S5E1: Keeping It Human with Kathy Klotz-Guest

Change Your Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 29:06


"When we have compassion and empathy for ourselves, we will radiate that to other people." Kathy Klotz Kathy Klotz-Guest is a speaker, author, comedian, and founder of Keeping It Human. Kathy started Keeping It Human after 15 years leading tech marketing and communications. Her mission is to help leaders, teams and companies use Improv and humor principles to be happier, healthier, and more creative all the while having more fun. Cathy has worked for global brands such as Amazon, Dow Jones and Deloitte and has spoken internationally on company and conference stages, including South by Southwest, Inbound and coming soon, TEDx salon. In addition, Kathy studied and performed Improv at Comedy Sports and Sketch at the second city La. Kathy still performs and teaches Improv and stand up. Kathy is a graduate of Stanford University and UC Berkeley with an MBA and a Masters of Arts. She is currently working on her third book and still barely makes her teen kids laugh. The challenges that organizations have today stems from fear and uncertainty and this keeps people from moving forward because they get stuck in old patterns that have to be unlearned. Leaders thought that they had to have all the answers but with a shift of mindset towards improvisational thinking, we reframe leadership and suddenly realize that leaders don't have to have all the answers and that it is okay to let go. Leaders constantly send these conflicting, contradictory messages, which are shut-up signals. Suppose we don't do something about honoring the way people learn and how they check for credibility and honesty in an organization. In that case, we are just shooting ourselves in the foot repeatedly because we're doing the same things and expecting that it's going to be different. Leaders must let people experiment and know that it's safe to fail. Part of growing that muscle is to be okay with failure and see it as learning. The difference between people who succeed and those who don't is that the people who succeed keep trying and keep showing up every day. People have a template mentality about how things are supposed to work, but that's not how humans or life works. The reality is so much of the bravery, boldness, and the art of learning to show up human, making mistakes, learning, and improving. This requires us to use this muscle of trusting the process. Lead with compassion. Give yourself permission to play, be human, and make mistakes. When you do that for yourself, you are more likely to show up that way for other people, which will automatically make it safer for other people to connect with you. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KCBS Radio In Depth
Reflecting on another challenging year for the Bay Area

KCBS Radio In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 36:38


On this edition of KCBS In Depth we take a look back at some of the biggest stories and trends out of Bay Area news over this past year to try to get a better handle on where we might be headed in 2022.  Guests:  Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases and vaccinology, UC Berkeley's School of Public Health Scott Stephens, professor of fire science, UC Berkeley Anne Marks, executive director, Youth ALIVE! Host:Keith Menconi  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
Dr. Rick Hanson on Embracing the Positive without Denying Pain [rebroadcast]

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 66:33


Dr. Rick Hanson shares powerful insights from neuroscience on how to practically embrace the positive in our lives and grow our extraordinary potential for inner happiness without denying any of our pain. While speaking authoritatively on contemplative neuroscience, Dr. Hanson also humbly compares our current knowledge of the brain to physics as it was 300 years ago, and shares tantalizing thoughts on where neuroscience might go in the coming years. Dr. Rick Hanson is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and the New York Times best-selling author of Buddha's Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and his latest book, Neurodharma.[Episode 48] Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Neurodharma and Buddha's Brain Support the show (https://www.skepticspath.org/support/)

This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast
Kids Run the Darndest Experiments: Causal Learning in Children with Alison Gopnik - #548

This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 36:54


Today we close out the 2021 NeurIPS series joined by Alison Gopnik, a professor at UC Berkeley and an invited speaker at the Causal Inference & Machine Learning: Why now? Workshop. In our conversation with Alison, we explore the question, “how is it that we can know so much about the world around us from so little information?,” and how her background in psychology, philosophy, and epistemology has guided her along the path to finding this answer through the actions of children. We discuss the role of causality as a means to extract representations of the world and how the “theory theory” came about, and how it was demonstrated to have merit. We also explore the complexity of causal relationships that children are able to deal with and what that can tell us about our current ML models, how the training and inference stages of the ML lifecycle are akin to childhood and adulthood, and much more! The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/548

Show Up with Priyanka
SU99: Success story of making the side hustle into top USA medical academic consulting business with founder, Dr. Shemmassian

Show Up with Priyanka

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 32:32


About Dr. Shemmassian,Dr. Shemmassian is the Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world's foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and graduate school admissions. For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped thousands of students get into medical school and top colleges using his systematic and proprietary approach.Dr. Shemmassian's admissions expertise has been featured in various media outlets, including The Washington Post and Business Insider. Moreover, he has been invited to speak at Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other prestigious institutions about various aspects of the admissions process.Connect with Dr. Shirag, https://www.shemmassianconsulting.com-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please send me your feedback , your key takeaways, any topics you would like me to cover, any concerns and questions at showupwithpriyanka@gmail.comYou can connect with me at Facebook PageInstagramLinkedinWork with me:As a Director of Operations aka Remote Integrator, Business Growth Strategist, Top 1% Global podcaster, Author, Leadership coach and Mastermind coach with past 12 years corporate experience as a Engineer and starting two businesses from scratch,  I help multiple 6 figures or more impact driven, heart centered entrepreneurs  to scale  by smart systems, empowered teams and streamlined operations to increase revenue and eliminate the chaos. Curious , learn more at http://scaleupwithpriyanka.com/Are you looking into ways how to automate and delegate. I have a special free gift for you, grab the workbook here: http://scaleupwithpriyanka.com/scaling-to-growLet's talk about making the crazy go away in your business: Book a call with me calendly.com/scaleupwithpriyanka/discover

COVIDCalls
EP #392 - 12.22.2021 - Marked by COVID Update w/Kristin Urquiza

COVIDCalls

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 54:21


Today I welcome Kristin Urquiza, founder of Marked by COVID. Kristin Urquiza, is the Co-founder, and Chief Activist of Marked by COVID Kristin is a graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy where she has a Master of Public Affairs. She is an environmental advocate at Mighty Earth, where she works to hold corporations like Cargill accountable to their industrial agricultural practices that displace indigenous people from their lands and drive deforestation in places like the Amazon rainforest and beyond. Additionally, Kristin works closely with Liberation in a Generation, a group working to narrow the wealth gap between people of color and white families in the United States within a generation.

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
707: Donald Bull - "DANGER GAME"

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 27:57


Donald Ian Bull grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley, moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA Film School and then stayed in Los Angeles to start a career in non-fiction TV and documentaries. In the early 90's, documentaries were morphing into reality television, and he worked as an editor, then director and producer on many shows, including The Real World, The Osbournes, and Dr. 90210.  He then returned to writing, his first passion. He wrote the action-adventure trilogy, The Quintana Adventures, featuring former Army reconnaissance photographer Steven Quintana and movie star Julia Travers. The Picture Kills is the first book, Six Passengers, Five Parachutes is the second, and The Danger Game is the last book in the trilogy. He's also written two other novels – Liars in Love and Facing Reality, and several books of nonfiction. In his TV career, Donald worked with kids at summer camp, cheerleaders, plastic surgeons, rock stars, models, actors, pot growers, soldiers, celebrities, football champions, circus performers, surfers, kids with autism, and nannies to rich people -- and now he brings those experiences to his writing. He has directed and produced short films, including Dodgeball and the comic documentary Men Talk Sex. He also wrote a how-to manual on how to direct true documentary reality TV, The Reality TV Producer and Director Handbook. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he likes to follow them around with a notebook and write down all the hilarious things they say.  He loves his family first, writing second, and California third. He also wants to be mayor of San Francisco or Los Angeles someday, but his wife won't let him enter politics. Pulled from Bedside Readings Authors That Thrive - enjoy this conversation between Donald and Lou.   *** Connect with Lou Diamond & Thrive LOUD    

OM Your Power
Divine Origins | Access the Control Panel of your Mind with Guest, Ben Ahrens

OM Your Power

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 40:55


At age 25, Ben Ahrens, a semi-professional surfer, became bedridden for over 3 years with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. Up until that time, he'd dedicated himself to living and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle as a trainer and an athlete. But despite his best efforts and conventional medical treatment, Ben found himself truly stuck – unable to get better or make a full recovery. Then he came across neuroplasticity. While attending an online class in neuroanatomy via UC Berkeley to better understand his own brain and condition, Ben was exposed to the extraordinary results that applied neuroscience or “neuroplasticity training” had demonstrated with chronic pain, physical rehab, and even immune related conditions. It was at this point that a lightbulb went off in Ben's head where he realized the brain as the “chief orchestrator” of all mental, physical, and emotional processes. Rather than seeking out further doctors to address his mysterious symptoms, Ben set out to heal himself, and equipped himself with an entirely new approach. In the years that followed, Ben sought out and consulted (and now works with) top neuroscientists and cutting edge doctors from all over the world. His eventual success with recovering his own health (Ben has remained 100% healed for over 10 years now) led him to form The Brain TrustTM which now serves as the cornerstone of re-origin. Together, they've developed a program and process capable of replicating these results at scale, for a wide range of debilitating conditions. Learn more about Ben's work here: https://re-origin.com/ -- If you liked what you heard and want to share, please give us a five star rating and share with your friends. You can reach us on all social media outlets, join our facebook group, like our page, and learn more about us at www.mysoulcentered.org Are you in need of an energy tune-up? Ready for a different and deeper way to heal? Want to explore deeper parts of your own soul? Do you want to connect with the spirit of your ancestors and loved ones? Do you desire to tap into the profound healing energy that comes from a group being gathered with the same intention? Just want to check Ariela out and see what her healing and teaching is about? If you answered yes to any of these, then you will definitely want to join us in a Soul Centered Healing Circle! Sign up for free here: https://www.mysoulcentered.org/healingcircles

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Ophira Eisenberg and Christian Finnegan then The 3 hour long Stand Up community Subscriber Hangout

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 198:43


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more All this month and next I will be promoting GiveWell.org and I hope you will consider sending them a donation. They will match new donors up to $250! Please go to GiveWell.org/StandUp Get your holiday gifts from one of the sponsors of the show! GetQuip.com/STANDUP Indeed.com/STANDUP and start a store or shop at Shopify.com/Standup   It's Friday so it's Stand UP LITE with no news. Today's show I welcome Christian Finnegan and Ophira Eisenberg and then a 3 hour subscriber only hangout from last night Dec 23 which was amazing and fun and magical as always   See us LIVE in King Of Prussia PA Jan 15, Stone Harbor NJ on Jan 16 and Beacon NY on Jan 22   Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR's nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world.  Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show's material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, HBO's Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine's “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today. Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth's best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira's first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate. She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City's comedy clubs Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. BUY HIS NEW ALBUM--- "Show Your Work: Live at QED"   Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.   Gaby Goldstein is co-founder at Sister District, whose mission is to build progressive power in state legislatures. As Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, she leads programs that strengthen the pipeline of diverse, progressive candidates, as well as programs that educate the public about the importance of state legislatures and policy, and which support progressive state legislators once elected. Prior to founding Sister District, Gaby was a bioethics lawyer and health policy researcher. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley, JD from Boston University School of Law, and PhD in health policy from UC Berkeley. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page  

UncleRob, Everybody's Mentor
Season 3/Episode 3 - IAN PAUL OTERO " The Stories, Lessons Learned and Numbers behind One of Mexico's best known Seed VC Funds."

UncleRob, Everybody's Mentor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 35:43


In this episode, Ileana and Rob are joined by Ian Paul Otero, one of the Founding Partners at Redwood Ventures, one of Mexico's earliest seed funds. Ian shares some extraordinarily detailed insights into the history and performance of Redwood's Fund 1, as well as his teams motivations and aspirations for their Fund 2, their expansion into USA via their new Austin Texas office and their profile for the sorts of founders and businesses they love to invest in. Ian and his partners Marco and Alejandro were some of the earliest supporters of Mexico's most vibrant local entrepreneurial economy, Guadalajara, and they continue to be huge advocates of founders, and of greater collaboration and transparency in the entrepreneurial economy as a whole. As you'll hear Ian brings a unique range of legal, public policy, economics and investment experience to the building of Redwood. As he says, he's not your typical Venture Capitalist. He is experienced in the design and execution of projects related to innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship, venture capital and merger & acquisitions. He worked for several private companies and government agencies leading teams related to these topics like PEMEX, City of Zapopan, Red Bean Strategies and the Mexican National Secretary of Economy among others. Ian has a Bachelor degree in Law and a MBA from IPADE. He also has professional certificates in entrepreneurship, innovation, and private capital at UC Berkeley and Harvard. Feel free to follow and engage with Ian here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/iotero https://twitter.com/redwood_mx Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-paul-otero-31168427/ We're so grateful to you, our growing audience of entrepreneurs, investors, builders, influencers and those interested in the entrepreneurial economies of Latin America and the under-represented entrepreneurial communities in the USA! Plug in, relax and enjoy some Spanish, English and a fun dose of spanglish as always. We're here to help inspire, educate and empower you, so that you can build the future! ¡Salud y gracias!, Mentors Today's Team --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mentorstoday/message

Night Dreams Talk Radio
WHOA! Reality Shifters Sue Larson

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 91:39


Cynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of several books including Quantum Jumps, Reality Shifts, and High Energy Money. Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is founder of RealityShifters, president of the International Mandela Effect Conference, managing director of Foundations of Mind, and creator and host of Living the Quantum Dream. She has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, "How good can it get?" Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at: www.realityshifters.com

The Michael Sartain Podcast
Evolutionary Psychology: Dr David M Buss - The Michael Sartain Podcast

The Michael Sartain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 126:49


Dr David M Buss (IG: @ProfDavidBuss) is one of the foremost evolutionary psychologists in all of academia. He was named one of “The 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World” by TheBestSchools.org. He received a PhD In psychology from UC Berkeley, he was previously on the staff at Harvard and is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He's the author of several books including, The Evolution of Desire, The Murderer Next Door, Why Women Have Sex and When Men Behave Badly. Learn more about Michael's Men of Action Mentoring Program: https://go.moamentoring.com/i/2 Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelSartain Listen on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-michael-sartain-podcast/id1579791157 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2faAYwvDD9Bvkpwv6umlPO?si=8Q3ak9HnSlKjuChsTXr6YQ&dl_branch=1 Filmed at Sticky Paws Studios: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UComrBVcqGLDs3Ue-yWAft8w 0:00 Intro 1:08 A testable model of psychology 2:12 There's no such thing as a non-evolutionary psychology 4:04 evolution of psychology answer certain questions and it has a cumulative nature 4:39 Evolutionary psychology is testable and falsifiable 6:00 evolutionarily psychology provides the only cogent meta-theoretical framework In the social sciences 6:56 37 culture study, universal preferences 8:58 Virginity preferences 9:53 *Universal sex differences predicted by evolutionary psychology 13:17 EP makes sense in almost every case 15:04 We create cultural products that correspond with our EP 16:42 Dr Buss on a date 17:41 Evolutionary Psychology versus The Blank Slate Model 20:12 The Manosphere, Red Pill, Incels, Anger towards women 23:38 Preselection = Mate choice copying 26:02 Dan Bilzerian and Social Media 28:37 Fake followers and blue checks 29:20 Can men and women be friends? 32:27 The Friend Zone 34:10 Duel Mating Hypothesis vs Mate Switching Hypothesis (Why women have affairs) 38:00 EP is a falsifiable framework and not a dogma 40:49 Genghis Khan and switching mates 43:12 When women cheat their intention is to end the relationship 43:52 Back Up Mating Hypothesis 46:53 *Pushback against Evolutionary Psychology 50:30 Physical Appearance, Make-up, Age Gap 53:48 Gold Diggers 54:46 A man's attractiveness is based on context 55:44 “Why Women Have Sex” 58:59 The variety of what women find attractive 1:00:00 Offended by Evolution 1:02:10 “Media Brainwashing” 1:03:25 Kim Kardashian's Booty 1:04:28 Plastic Surgery 1:08:03 300,000 years of human evolution vs 15 years of Facebook 1:09:34 Natural Section acts like a sieve 1:11:03 Is human evolution over? Evolutionary Pressure 1:14:33 Jealousy as an adaptive evolutionary strategy 1:18:00 Long term vs short term mating strategies 1:19:52 Beer goggles: The Closing Time Effect 1:21:40 Women are attracted to fit men, not muscle bound 1:22:18 The Dark Triad 1:23:56 Zone of Conflict between the sexes 1:26:03 Photoshop, FaceApp, Coconut Kitty 143 1:30:22 Collaborating with Dr Cindy Meston 1:34:50 *Dick pics 1:36:36 Dr Gad Saad 1:38:32 Joe Rogan, Lex Friedman, Tim Ferris 1:39:49 “The Murderer Next Door” 1:44:30 “The Sociopath Next Door” 1:45:34 Where does narcissism fit in evolution? 1:46:34 Male over perception bias 1:47:00 Dating anxiety 1:49:50 Monogamish 1:51:48 Female under perception bias 1:54:21 Kindly, CJ Sparxx, at #MeToo 1:56:19 “When Men Behave Badly” 1:58:53 Men more likely to sexually harass women 2:00:56 Loser males 2:01:34 The gift of Evolutionary Psychology 2:03:38 Best BBQ in Austin

NüVoices
Chinese AI, Cybersecurity, and Internet Policy with Shazeda Ahmed

NüVoices

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 43:36


Our last podcast episode of 2021 features Shazeda Ahmed on Chinese cybersecurity, technology, and internet policy. Shazeda is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Information and is joined by guest host (and DC board member) Rui Zhong. How are Chinese courtrooms utilizing AI? What is algorithmic discrimination and how are Chinese companies reacting? Rui also asks Shazeda her perspective on the big question: is the U.S. in a Tech Cold War with China? All of this and more in this season finale of the NüVoices Podcast. 

Remarkable Retail
Season Finale with Special Guest Scott Galloway

Remarkable Retail

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 35:59


We wrap up Season 3 with the inimitable, irrepressible and always provocative Scott Galloway. For those who have yet to jump on the Big Dawg train, Scott is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern, author of 3 best-selling books, podcast host, and the founder of Section4, where he teaches Strategy and Brand Strategy Sprints. His new TV show will debut on CNN+ next year.In a wide-ranging interview, we get Scott's take on Twitter (and the challenges of digital marketing more broadly), the future of work and higher education, what's next for retail (including a bright future for brick & mortar) and his hot take on the prospects for digitally native vertical brands--including why "digitally native" is a distinction without much of a difference. We also learn who Scott turns to for inspiration, as well as discover our mutual love for the brand formerly known as Restoration Hardware and the word "bifurcation." But we kick-off with a quick recap of the week's biggest retail news, including our take-aways from the latest monthly sales reports from the US Department of Commerce, Lululemon looking into the Mirror and seeing a fair amount of ugly, and Nike's leap into the Metaverse with its acquisition of RTFKT. Note: This is the final episode of Season 3. We will return with Season 4 in mid-January with special guest Dave Kimball, CEO of Ulta.LinksThe Prof G PodPivot with Kara Swisher Scott's BooksSection 4No Mercy/No Malice Newsletters Scott GallowayScott is the Founder of L2 and a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named “One of the World's 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants. He is also the founder of Red Envelope and Prophet Brand Strategy. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Scott co-hosts the Pivot podcast with Kara Swisher. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. Steve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his       website.    The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book  Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at  Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a      Forbes senior contributor and on       Twitter and       LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel      here.Michael LeBlanc  is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice.   He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career.  Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast,       The Voice of Retail, plus  Global E-Commerce Tech Talks  ,      The Food Professor  with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext!  You can learn more about Michael   here  or on     LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue,  his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!

All the Things TV with Tiffany Jo Baker
048 The Struggle with What to Do with My Feelings with Jessica Hottle

All the Things TV with Tiffany Jo Baker

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 17:08


We have thought for a long time that most human emotions fall within the general categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust. In 2017 a study from UC Berkeley challenges this long-held assumption and found 27 distinct categories for emotions. Triggers and stimulus in our world lead us to experience a rollercoaster of emotions every. single. day. Emotions lead to our feelings. These feelings can show up in so many ways…So, what do we do with all of these feelings? Today I tackle what to do with all your feelings with Jessica Hottle, podcast host and best-selling author of Face Off with Your Feelings: Break Up with the Lies From Your Past and Embrace the Truth for Your Future. Listen in to learn: The difference between emotions and feelings What causes our emotions and feelings If we have any control over what we feel The easiest place to intercept the trigger>emotion>feeling>reaction cycle An example of a real world trigger to reaction cycle What the Bible says about our feelings Favorite Verse: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 Favorite Quotes: “I have to renew and rewire the beliefs I carry about the pain, that I carry about my life, about this situation, this circumstance.” – Jessica Hottle “What we meditate on is what grows and what we are giving fuel to is what we will focus on.” – Tiffany Jo Baker Check out all the things Jessica Hottle is up to and her new book at https://www.jessicahottle.com. *If you're looking for perfectly polished people or podcast, this isn't for you. We're real people, with real good information, and a really great God. Please disregard the occasional note-reading, flubber-upping and brain-farting.* Don't miss the next All the Things TV episode so we can help you grip God's grace, use your gifts and get your goals in the midst of your mess and mission. You can watch the All the Things TV on YouTube and https://www.tiffanyjobaker.com/allthethingstv or listen in on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Subscribe to never miss an episode, leave a quick review and share with a friend! Ratings and reviews are like high-fives and “go-girl's” on podcast players. ( www.tiffanyjobaker.com/subscribe ) As a 3x Surrogate, Speaker, and Strategizer, I uplift the soul and success of women like you who are walking out your WHY at home, online, and in the world at @TiffanyJoBakeron Instagram and Facebook and www.tiffanyjobaker.com. I would love to connect with you there! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tiffany-jo-baker/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tiffany-jo-baker/support

Farm To Table Talk
Fighting for Food & Seed Sovereignty – Elizabeth Hoover

Farm To Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 41:08


Because ‘we are what we eat,' the Native American food sovereignty movement is working to revitalize and perpetuate traditional food systems in order to promote good physical, cultural and spiritual health for Indigenous peoples. This is being done through the promotion of seed sovereignty and the reclamation and rematriation of Native heirloom seeds; through the work of Native chefs seeking to reclaim and define Indigenous cuisine; and in fighting for a clean environment in which to nurture these foods. Elizabeth Hoover, discusses nationwide Native American food and seed sovereignty efforts, and the inspiring community based projects and organizations that are changing the way the nation thinks about food. Elizabeth Hoover is a professor of Environmental Science, Policy and management at UC Berkeley, an author and a keynote speaker at Eco-Farm. #EcoFarm2022 is back IN PERSON at @AsilomarSB! Don't miss 50+ workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, an engaging expo, mentorships, wine tastings, seed swaps, and farm tours. Register for @Eco_Farm: www.eco-farm.org/conference     

The Scalpel With Dr. Keith Rose
Ep.209 Dear Democrats Across The Trenches: A Prayer for Truth and Freedom in 2022

The Scalpel With Dr. Keith Rose

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 33:30


Ep.209 Dear Democrats Across The Trenches: A Prayer for Truth and Freedom in 2022 In this episode of The Scalpel, Dr. Rose reflects upon an event that happened in 1914 between British and German soldiers. In the days leading up to Christmas, British troops heard German soldiers singing "Silent Night." They joined in. What followed was a truly unique and unexpected moment in the middle of a war. In the political war of our current day, can we apply any lessons learned from 1914? Do we want freedom enough to stop attacking each other and seek truth and freedom? There are a number of sources of information that recount the Christmas Truce of 1914. https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-real-story-of-the-christmas-truce https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce https://www.britannica.com/event/The-Christmas-Truce https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-story-of-the-wwi-christmas-truce-11972213/ https://time.com/3643889/christmas-truce-1914/ https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914   There are even songs - like this one.   Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyFTRGiIUU Trump: ‘On Behalf of the Entire Trump Family We Wish Everyone a Joyous and Merry Christmas' https://grabien.com/story.php?id=266129   Summary Date Source Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump 06/03/2016 The Washington Post Police: Clinton Supporter Lights Flag on Fire, Attacks Trump Supporter 07/31/2016 CBS2 Pittsburgh Trump Supporter in NJ Attacked with Crowbar on Street, Police Say 08/09/2016 New Jersey 101.5 Tennessee Man Attacked at Garage Sale for Being Trump Supporter 08/18/2016 The Daily Caller Some protesters got aggressive at the end of the night as Trump supporters left Minneapolis fundraiser 08/19/2016 Minneapolis Star-Tribune Leftist MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat 09/28/2016 The Gateway Pundit Republican headquarters in N. Carolina firebombed: ‘Nazi Republicans leave town or else' 10/17/2016 New York Daily News Vandals throw bricks through windows at Delaware County Republican Party office 10/18/2016 Fox 59 Indianapolis Twitter Erupts with Calls for Donald Trump To Be Assassinated 11/09/2016 The Daily Caller Student Trump supporter attacked at Woodside High School 11/10/2016 KTVU Fox2 Police: Florida student punches classmate carrying Trump sign 11/11/2016 Palm Beach Post Female anti-bullying ambassador, 23, arrested at Trump Tower protest for pushing man, 74, to the ground in fight over Trump 11/11/2016 Daily Mail 11-Year-Old Boy Badly Beat up for Voting Trump in Mock Election 11/11/2016 The Daily Caller 'You voted Trump' yelled at man while he's beaten in Chicago streets 11/12/2016 CBS News 2 Men Attack Trump Supporter in Meriden, Conn.: Police 11/13/2016 NBC Connecticut Student attacked for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat at anti-Trump protest 11/16/2016 WUSA 9 Cornell College Republicans president assaulted, called ‘racist bitch' 12/15/2016 The College Fix Four anti-Trump activists in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live 01/05/2017 Fox32 Chicago Shocking moment Trump fan is attacked after putting out fire sparked by inauguration protesters 01/24/2017 The Sun Protesters block streets, attack Trump supporter's car in Eugene after peaceful rally 01/29/2017 The Oregonian Trump Supporter Knocked Unconscious After Being Hit by Airport Protesters 01/31/2017 The Washington Free Beacon Riot Forces Cancellation Of Yiannopoulos Talk At UC Berkeley 02/01/2017 KPIX 5, CBS San Francisco Anti-Trump Protesters Block Ambulance Rushing to Hospital 02/06/2017 Lifezette Rohrabacher Staffer, 71, Knocked Unconscious By Protesters Delivering Cards 02/15/2017 CBS Los Angeles ‘Bell Curve' author attacked by protesters at Middlebury College 03/05/2017 The Boson Globe Ann Coulter speech at UC Berkeley canceled, again, amid fears for safety 04/26/2017 The Washington Post Portland Rose Parade canceled after ‘antifascists' threaten GOP marchers 04/27/2017 The Washington Post Prosecutors file new charges against inauguration protesters who rioted, torched immigrant's limo 04/28/2017 The Washington Post Message to GOP Rep.: 'This is how we're going to kill your wife' 05/10/2017 Politico Police: Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff 05/11/2017 WREG CBS 3 Two tossed from rowdy town hall in Mandan 05/11/2017 The Bismarck Tribune FBI arrests Tucson man over threats to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally 05/15/2017 Arizona Daily Star Former professor suspected in Berkeley bike-lock attack enters plea in Oakland court 05/29/2017 East Bay Times Congressman Steve Scalise Gravely Wounded in Alexandria Baseball Field Ambush 06/04/2017 New York Times 'One down, 216 to go': New York representative receives threatening message after congressman shooting 06/14/2017 New York Daily News Several shots fired at truck flying ‘Make America Great Again' flag on I-465 06/15/2017 FOX 59 Indianapolis Anti-Donald Trump campaigner 'shoots Republican neighbour twice in the head' 08/16/2017 The Independent Missouri Senator: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated' 08/17/2017 The Daily Caller Threats Against EPA Employees Up 50% Under Trump Admin. 10/06/2017 NBC Washington Trump supporter attacked by 2 women at DC restaurant, police say 04/02/2018 FOXNew.com Trump supporter says she was attacked by two women at a DC restaurant over her political views 04/03/2018 DailyMail.com Here are some of the death threats made against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt 04/11/2018 CBS News Climate skeptic Marc Morano details his career of death threats 04/25/2018 ClimateDepot Stuart man charged with threatening Rep. Brian Mast's children over Trump policy 06/19/2018 TCPalm (USA Today) Increasing threats to Homeland Security include burned animal carcass left on staffer's porch 06/25/2018 WTOP.com Dem Party Volunteer Charged With Threatening to Kill GOP Rep's Kids 06/27/2018 Townhall California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family over net neutrality 06/29/2018 The Verge Man allegedly threatens to chop up Rand Paul and his family with an ax 07/02/2018 Courier Journal ‘ABOLISH ICE': Nebraska vandals cause $1,200 in property damage at state GOP headquarters 07/03/2018 Conservative Review Random Stranger Takes Kid's MAGA Hat, Tosses Drink on Him 07/04/2018 Daily Caller ‘Irate' man arrested for threats against Trump supporters, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) 07/07/2018 New York Post Someone untied Betsy DeVos's yacht in Ohio. Damage ensued. 07/26/2018 The Washington Post Hit & Run Victim Says He Was Targeted Because Of Trump Bumper Sticker 08/01/2018 CBS 4 Boston Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor's Blessing 08/03/2018 Wall Street Journal Cambridge man facing charges for cash offer to kill ICE agent 08/09/2018 boston Herald Trump Backer Claims Social Distortion Singer Punched Him Over Politics 08/15/2018 CBS13 Sacramento Student Who Took Classmate's MAGA Hat Says She Was Making Political Statement 08/27/2018 CBS 13 Sacramento Castro Valley Man Accused Of Switchblade Assault On GOP Congressional Candidate 09/11/2018 CBS San Francisco 'Threats of Rape and Strangling' Force D.C. McAllister Into Hiding After Anti-Abortion Tweet 09/11/2018 pjmedia.com Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump 09/11/2018 Las Vegas Review Journal Secret Service looking into ‘Where is John Wilkes Booth' comment by Broadway actress 09/12/2018 MSN.com Georgetown Professor Says White Republicans Should Be Castrated, Fed To Swine 10/01/2018 The Daily Caller A man sent letters with ricin to Pentagon, and suspicious letters to Pentagon, Ted Cruz 10/02/2018 NBC News Antifa Arsonists Vandalize Pro-Trump Truck — Then Torch It 10/09/2018 KPTV Antifa vandalizes New York GOP headquarters 10/14/2018 ABC7 NY Dem Operative Arrested in Nevada After Assaulting Female GOP Staffer 10/17/2018 The Washington Free Beacon Two GOP Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota 10/17/2018 The Washington Free Beacon Man arrested for threatening Kavanaugh-supporting senators 10/19/2018 NY Post Left-wing Wisc. man accused of attempting to buy radioactive material with intent to kill 10/24/2018 WTMJ Democrat arrested after threatening to assault black GOP campaign worker 10/25/2018 WBTV Trump-Hating Former Porn Star Engages In Shootout With Cops 10/25/2018 The Daily Wire Federal authorities offer reward for Wyoming suspect who set fire to local GOP headquarters 10/25/2018 Associated Press Four shots fired into Volusia County Republican Headquarters, police say 10/29/2018 WFTV Seattle City Council Candidate Drops Out Of Race, Citing Left-Wing Harassment Of His Wife 11/14/2018 The Daily Caller Trump supporter assaulted while wearing MAGA hat 11/16/2018 The Hill Vandals Throw Giant Boulder Through Rep. McCarthy's Office Window 11/22/2018 The Daily Caller A North Dakota Man Pleaded Guilty To Planning To Flip Trump's Limo With A Forklift 12/01/2018 BuzzFeed Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers 02/11/2019 Fox News Man accused of pulling gun on victim wearing MAGA hat 02/17/2019 WBKO Man says he was attacked for wearing MAGA hat in Manhattan 08/01/2019 NY Post Antifa protester who attacked Trump supporter pleads guilty to assault 10/05/2019 NY Post Felony charge filed in punching of man leaving Trump rally in Minneapolis 10/24/2019 Star Tribune Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Spitting on a Man and Slapping His MAGA Hat 10/29/2019 Newsweek Florida man in Trump costume punched in face by 14-year-old girl: cops 10/29/2019 NY Post Child hospitalized after beating on school bus for wearing Trump hat 11/21/2019 NY Post     Summary Date Source At the DoJ, Comey relentlessly pursued a banker for financial charges; when he couldn't find any criminality, he charged him with obstruction of justice "because of a single ambiguous email" (a conviction later overturned) 09/01/2000 The Federalist Despite knowing who leaked Valerie Plame's identity to a reporter, Comey tasked a special counsel to investigate the Bush Administration for years, eventually ensaring a non-leaker with a process charge 09/26/2003 The Federalist During the Valerie Plame leak investigation, Comey demanded AG Ashcroft recuse himself for conflict of interest; he instead chose the godfather of his daughter, Patrick Fitzgerald, to run the probe 09/26/2003 The Wall Street Journal As Bush's deputy AG, Comey schemed to become the AG himself when Ashcroft was hospitalized; he did so to stop an NSA counterterror program and set himself up for future political career 03/01/2004 The Federalist As deputy AG, Comey badly bungled the anthrax investigation, largely destroying the life of an innocent man (who later won a large settlement against the feds) 03/01/2004 RealClearPolitics After Comey assumed for himself the role of attorney general, he did not tell President Bush 03/02/2004 The Federalist Comey aggressively targeted Martha Stewart for insider trading; when he couldn't find wrongdoing, he charged her for “having misled people by denying having committed a crime with which she was not charged" 07/16/2004 CATO Institute As deputy AG, Comey used "bogus 'secret' information to entrap two lobbyists for the pro-Israel group" AIPAC; the case was later dropped, but not before two reputations were destroyed 08/27/2004 The Wall Street Journal During Comey's probe Valerie Plame probe, reporter Judith Miller was jailed for 85 days for refusing to divulge sources; she says crucial information was withheld from her 06/27/2005 The Wall Street Journal During a 2007 hearing into the firings of U.S. attorneys, Comey coordinated with Sen. Schumer and Preet Bharara to make a surprise appearance and attack Gonzales with a (disputed) account 05/24/2007 The Federalist After the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, Comey's FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found) 06/30/2013 Bloomberg The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son's radicalization but the FBI let him go 08/28/2013 NJ.com Comey's FBI was warned about the Boston bomber but let him go 03/25/2014 NBC News In 2015, Comey's FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees 03/01/2015 World Net Daily Comey created diplomatic chaos with Poland after saying the country was an "accomplice" during the Holocaust. 04/21/2015 The Daily Mail Comey was forced to apologize after an error in the FBI's background check system allowed Dylann Roof to buy his gun 07/10/2015 The Atlantic During the FBI's Hillary probe, "A technician who destroyed evidence lied to FBI investigators even after he received immunity, and Comey did nothing" 04/01/2016 The Federalist; The Wall Street Journal Comey promised transparency into the investigation into the Pulse Night Club terrorist, but almost immediately redacted from transcript the killer's reference to Islam 06/12/2016 The Federalist Comey's FBI twice interviewed the Pulse Night Club terrorist but let him go 06/13/2016 The New York Times Under Comey, the FBI blew its highest profile corruption investigations (into Sen. Ted Stevens); a federal judge blamed the "worst prosecutorial misconduct" he'd ever seen 07/01/2016 The Federalist Under Comey, the FBI authorized informants to break the law 22,800 times in just four years 08/23/2016 The Daily Dot During its investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops. 10/03/2016 Fox News Comey's FBI was embedded with the ISIS-affiliated terrorists who struck the 'Draw Mohammad' event but failed to act 03/26/2017 CBS News Comey claimed in Senate testimony he didn't feel compelled to memorialize his meetings with presidents besides Trump; however, that's untrue 06/10/2017 Powerline James Comey's Trump memos contained classified information, likely meaning he violated his own agencies security protocols 07/09/2017 The Hill Comey drafted an exoneration statement for Hillary Clinton months before the FBI even investigated her 10/16/2017 Newsweek Under Comey, the FBI's database for gun buyers lost millions of records 11/10/2017 The Washington Post Under Comey, the FBI's case against Cliven Bundy was destroyed after the feds were caught deliberately withholding evidence 12/21/2017 The Oregonian Sexual misconduct was rampant at the FBI under Comey's watch, with at least 14 agents sanctioned 02/25/2018 The Daily Caller Comey's FBI blew its case against Omar Mateen's wife due to agents' misconduct 04/03/2018 USA Today Agent Peter Strzok was considered so hostile to Trump, Robert Mueller dropped him from the Russia probe; Comey, however, found him fit to lead the Clinton probe 04/17/2018 RealClearPolitics On the FBI's Hillary probe, Comey claimed there was no coordination between the DoJ and FBI, but texts and emails later showed that to be untrue 04/19/2018 The Washington Examiner The memos Comey leaked contained classified material, prompting the DoJ inspector general to investigate his illegal leak 04/20/2018 The Wall Street Journal Comey's memos reveal that he briefed Trump on the Steele dossier specifically so it would leak to the media 04/20/2018 The Federalist During the Hillary probe, the FBI lost track of Hillary's server for months 05/05/2018 Jack Posobiec During his book tour, Comey claimed he didn't know the FBI thought Michael Flynn believed he was telling the truth     CONTACT THE SHOW Website: https://scalpeledge.com Email: KFR@scalpeledge.com Twitter: @TheScalpelEdge Instagram: @TheScalpelPodcast   #TheScalpel

EduFuturists
Edufuturists #161 - Why Staff Training is Important with May Jue

EduFuturists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 57:50


We are delighted to be joined by May Jue, who is currently a program manager at Google for Education (she has been at Google for 6+ years now!) and leads the Trainer and GEG programs. She was born and grew up in Hsinchu, Taiwan and moved to California when she was 12. May then graduated from UC Berkeley with a business major and education minor and worked in finance for a few years before becoming a high school math teacher in San Jose, California. During her off hours, May loves to spend time with her husband Casey and 2.5year old baby girl Joyelle! Follow us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/edufuturists Check out all past episodes at https://www.edufuturists.com Subscribe on iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/edufuturists/id1347592880 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/edufuturistspodcast/message

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
O'Phinnegan!!! Christian Finnegan and Ophira Eisenberg Episode 500

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 60:56


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more All this month and next I will be promoting GiveWell.org and I hope you will consider sending them a donation. They will match new donors up to $250! Please go to GiveWell.org/StandUp Get your holiday gifts from one of the sponsors of the show! GetQuip.com/STANDUP Indeed.com/STANDUP and start a store or shop at Shopify.com/Standup   It's Friday so it's Stand UP LITE with no news. Today's show I welcome Christian Finnegan and Ophira Eisenberg   See us LIVE in King Of Prussia PA Jan 15, Stone Harbor NJ on Jan 16 and Beacon NY on Jan 22   Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR's nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world.  Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show's material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, HBO's Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine's “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today. Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth's best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira's first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate. She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City's comedy clubs Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. BUY HIS NEW ALBUM--- "Show Your Work: Live at QED"   Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.   Gaby Goldstein is co-founder at Sister District, whose mission is to build progressive power in state legislatures. As Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, she leads programs that strengthen the pipeline of diverse, progressive candidates, as well as programs that educate the public about the importance of state legislatures and policy, and which support progressive state legislators once elected. Prior to founding Sister District, Gaby was a bioethics lawyer and health policy researcher. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley, JD from Boston University School of Law, and PhD in health policy from UC Berkeley. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Better Than Fine
84 - What's Up with As$holes with Jeremy Sherman

Better Than Fine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 58:41


Support the show by snapping up your copy of the Better Than Fine Workbook - www.darlene.coach/workbook Jeremy Sherman has a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, a PhD in Decision Theory and is the author of two books on the self and self management, writes regular articles for Psychology Today - and some of my favorite work is in what he calls psychoproctology: the study of what makes people act like "jerks". In this episode we explore what makes some people act like A-Holes, how to deal with them, and how to meet life's challenges with humor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/betterthanfine/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/betterthanfine/support

InJoy Success Podcast
Episode #179: Jill Vialet - Withstand The Future With Play

InJoy Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:47


Meett Jill Vialet: Now if you don't already know Jill… buckle up. Jill Vialet is an incredible social entrepreneur, author and public speaker. She is the co-founder of Oakland's Museum of Children's Art (www.mocha.org) and the founder of Playworks (www.playworks.org), a national nonprofit committed to bringing out the best in students by leveraging the power of play. In 2006, Jill was a Fellow at Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (better known as the dschool), and as a result co-founded Substantial (www.substantialclassrooms.org) to redesign the way that schools and districts recruit, train and support substitute teaching.   She is the author of the middle grade novel, Recess Rules and the forthcoming nonfiction book Why Play Works: Big Changes Start Small Jill is a frequent public speaker, including several amazing Ted talks  Jill is currently teaching a course on Design for Play at Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (better known as the d.school) and Social Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Jill is also a Visiting Scholar at Haas where she is exploring the intersection of democracy, social entrepreneurship, business and play. What I love about Jill is that she has dedicated her career to one of the foundational elements to real success in life… the power of play. In a world where it is all too easy to fall prey to the seriousness of both our own life and the world around us, play is possibly the best antidote for so many of our problems. Stress, lack of creativity, energy levels, brain health, overall health and so much more is dramatically improved by incorporating play into our lives. Spending just a little bit of time in Jill's presence and you will not only be energized by her amazing wisdom and spirit but you will be armed with the mindset and the tools to bring more joy into every area of your life. Connect with Jill:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillvialet Twitter: @jillvialet Instagram: @jillvialet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jill.vialet ... If you're interested in learning more about challenges and how you can use them to maximize your reach, increase your impact and grow your coaching business just click here: http://mychallengecreator.com/

Novel Dialogue
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye (AV)

Novel Dialogue

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021


Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and its sequel The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of literature and theory in radical social movements. Colleen is drawn to the mix of philosophy and suspense in Viet’s workContinue reading "2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye (AV)"

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
Built to Innovate with Ben Bensaou

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 26:32


Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week I am thrilled to bring you this episode of the What's Next! Podcast with Ben Bensaou. Ben is a Professor of Technology Management and Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He served as the former Dean of Executive Education at INSEAD, was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of Management, and a Visiting Scholar at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management and his MA in Management Science from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. He also holds his Diplôme d'Ingénieur (MSc) in Civil Engineering and DEA in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Nationale des TPE, Lyon and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grandes Ecoles in France. His new book, Built to Innovate is a must read and I am excited to bring you this episode of the What's Next! Podcast with Ben M. Bensaou!     THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… those looking to create more value for both the customer and the business.    TODAY'S MAIN MESSAGE… You need to be an active participant in your company's innovation efforts. Moreover, anyone can innovate, at any and every level of an organization, and that is why culture is so important. So where do you begin to build this culture? Ben has some thoughts for you.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… everyone plays a part. Innovating is collaborative and active and everyone has a part to play if they are willing.    Running time: 26:32     Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn     Find Ben online:  LinkedIn  Twitter  Built to Innovate Book 

New Books in Intellectual History
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:40


Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and its sequel The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of literature and theory in radical social movements. Colleen is drawn to the mix of philosophy and suspense in Viet's work and wonders if he considers himself a member of the theory generation (those writers for whom literary theory is not just a way of reading texts but an impetus to create new literary forms for grappling with ideas). Viet, schooled in deconstruction and postcolonial theory, accepts the designation with a caveat: If he is a novelist of ideas, then he is a novelist of revolutionary ideas. Inspired by Fanon's anticolonialism and Gayatri Spivak's concept of the double bind, Viet's defiantly politicizing aesthetic looks to place the colonial subject, particularly the Vietnamese refugee, at the center of multiple stories of American and French imperialism. Colleen and Viet reflect on the role of academic training in Viet's transformation from Asian-Americanist scholar into Asian-American novelist and discuss the peculiarities of immigrant Asian identity in terms of language. Mother tongues, bilingualism, orphaned language, and adopted language all become metaphors for how Asian-American writers must balance the loss of heritage and weight of expectation with the call to self-invention. Plus, Viet reveals the not-so-wholesome treats that enabled him to complete The Sympathizer! Mentioned in the Episode Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Jean-Paul Sartre Nicholas Dames, "The Theory Generation" Maxine Hong Kingston, Woman Warrior John Okada, No-No Boy Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Flashpoints for Asian-American Studies W.E.B. DuBois, Double Consciousness Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Double Bind Ocean Vuong Transcript Available Here: https://noveldialogue.org/transcripts/ Aarthi Vadde is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. Email: aarthi.vadde@duke.edu. John Plotz is Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-founder of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Email: plotz@brandeis.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books Network
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:40


Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and its sequel The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of literature and theory in radical social movements. Colleen is drawn to the mix of philosophy and suspense in Viet's work and wonders if he considers himself a member of the theory generation (those writers for whom literary theory is not just a way of reading texts but an impetus to create new literary forms for grappling with ideas). Viet, schooled in deconstruction and postcolonial theory, accepts the designation with a caveat: If he is a novelist of ideas, then he is a novelist of revolutionary ideas. Inspired by Fanon's anticolonialism and Gayatri Spivak's concept of the double bind, Viet's defiantly politicizing aesthetic looks to place the colonial subject, particularly the Vietnamese refugee, at the center of multiple stories of American and French imperialism. Colleen and Viet reflect on the role of academic training in Viet's transformation from Asian-Americanist scholar into Asian-American novelist and discuss the peculiarities of immigrant Asian identity in terms of language. Mother tongues, bilingualism, orphaned language, and adopted language all become metaphors for how Asian-American writers must balance the loss of heritage and weight of expectation with the call to self-invention. Plus, Viet reveals the not-so-wholesome treats that enabled him to complete The Sympathizer! Mentioned in the Episode Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Jean-Paul Sartre Nicholas Dames, "The Theory Generation" Maxine Hong Kingston, Woman Warrior John Okada, No-No Boy Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Flashpoints for Asian-American Studies W.E.B. DuBois, Double Consciousness Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Double Bind Ocean Vuong Transcript Available Here: https://noveldialogue.org/transcripts/ Aarthi Vadde is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. Email: aarthi.vadde@duke.edu. John Plotz is Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-founder of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Email: plotz@brandeis.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Asian American Studies
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye

New Books in Asian American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:40


Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and its sequel The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of literature and theory in radical social movements. Colleen is drawn to the mix of philosophy and suspense in Viet's work and wonders if he considers himself a member of the theory generation (those writers for whom literary theory is not just a way of reading texts but an impetus to create new literary forms for grappling with ideas). Viet, schooled in deconstruction and postcolonial theory, accepts the designation with a caveat: If he is a novelist of ideas, then he is a novelist of revolutionary ideas. Inspired by Fanon's anticolonialism and Gayatri Spivak's concept of the double bind, Viet's defiantly politicizing aesthetic looks to place the colonial subject, particularly the Vietnamese refugee, at the center of multiple stories of American and French imperialism. Colleen and Viet reflect on the role of academic training in Viet's transformation from Asian-Americanist scholar into Asian-American novelist and discuss the peculiarities of immigrant Asian identity in terms of language. Mother tongues, bilingualism, orphaned language, and adopted language all become metaphors for how Asian-American writers must balance the loss of heritage and weight of expectation with the call to self-invention. Plus, Viet reveals the not-so-wholesome treats that enabled him to complete The Sympathizer! Mentioned in the Episode Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Jean-Paul Sartre Nicholas Dames, "The Theory Generation" Maxine Hong Kingston, Woman Warrior John Okada, No-No Boy Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Flashpoints for Asian-American Studies W.E.B. DuBois, Double Consciousness Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Double Bind Ocean Vuong Transcript Available Here: https://noveldialogue.org/transcripts/ Aarthi Vadde is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. Email: aarthi.vadde@duke.edu. John Plotz is Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-founder of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Email: plotz@brandeis.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/asian-american-studies

New Books in Literary Studies
2.7 The Novel of Revolutionary Ideas: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Colleen Lye

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:40


Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer and its sequel The Committed, joins esteemed scholar Colleen Lye of UC-Berkeley for a candid discussion about the Asian-American novel and the role of literature and theory in radical social movements. Colleen is drawn to the mix of philosophy and suspense in Viet's work and wonders if he considers himself a member of the theory generation (those writers for whom literary theory is not just a way of reading texts but an impetus to create new literary forms for grappling with ideas). Viet, schooled in deconstruction and postcolonial theory, accepts the designation with a caveat: If he is a novelist of ideas, then he is a novelist of revolutionary ideas. Inspired by Fanon's anticolonialism and Gayatri Spivak's concept of the double bind, Viet's defiantly politicizing aesthetic looks to place the colonial subject, particularly the Vietnamese refugee, at the center of multiple stories of American and French imperialism. Colleen and Viet reflect on the role of academic training in Viet's transformation from Asian-Americanist scholar into Asian-American novelist and discuss the peculiarities of immigrant Asian identity in terms of language. Mother tongues, bilingualism, orphaned language, and adopted language all become metaphors for how Asian-American writers must balance the loss of heritage and weight of expectation with the call to self-invention. Plus, Viet reveals the not-so-wholesome treats that enabled him to complete The Sympathizer! Mentioned in the Episode Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Jean-Paul Sartre Nicholas Dames, "The Theory Generation" Maxine Hong Kingston, Woman Warrior John Okada, No-No Boy Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Flashpoints for Asian-American Studies W.E.B. DuBois, Double Consciousness Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Double Bind Ocean Vuong Transcript Available Here: https://noveldialogue.org/transcripts/ Aarthi Vadde is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. Email: aarthi.vadde@duke.edu. John Plotz is Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities at Brandeis University and co-founder of the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Email: plotz@brandeis.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU
E134: Carley Hauck- Leading in a way that Matters

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 37:07


Carley Hauck is an acclaimed author, organizational and leadership development consultant, Stanford Instructor, executive coach, and sought-after speaker who teaches people, leaders, and teams to lead consciously from the inside out and develop a workplace and a world that prioritizes people and planet first. Carley is the founder of Leading from Wholeness, a leadership and organizational training firm. She has over 15 years experience in designing and developing impactful change management, training, motivational keynotes, and inclusive leadership/manager development programs at some of the best organizations in the world including: Stanford University, Intuit, Pixar, Asana, LinkedIn, Capital One, Bank of the West, Clif Bar & Company, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center,  high growth startups, and more.   Carley's new book Shine-Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and in the world debuted February 2021 with her publisher Sounds True.  SHINE will be Internationally Released during this event!Carley also hosts the Shine podcast with over 50 inspiring episodes.  The podcast explores how business leaders are bringing innovative leadership skills, high performance, and awareness practices to advance a more sustainable, just and inclusive workplace and world.   Carley holds a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology and is one of the first Certified Psychological Safety Practitioners by the Fearless Organization. Leran more from Carley at:https://carleyhauck.comCarley Hauck (she/her/hers) | LinkedInWant to book your spot for Back2Basics Experience?  Visit:BACK2BASICS EXPERIENCE | Leticia Latino

Asian Hustle Network
Pauline Ang // S2 Ep 110 // In Pursuit of Flavor and Convenience

Asian Hustle Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 49:31


Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 110 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Pauline Aug on this week's show. We interview Asian entrepreneurs around the world to amplify their voices and empower Asians to pursue their dreams and goals. We believe that each person has a message and a unique story from their entrepreneurial journey that they can share with all of us. Check us out on Anchor, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Spotify, and more. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a positive 5-star review. This is our opportunity to use the voices of the Asian community and share these incredible stories with the world. We release a new episode every Wednesday and Saturday, so stay tuned! Pauline Ang is the founder and CT(ea)O of Twrl. As a milk tea (boba/bubble tea) enthusiast since her first sips in UC Berkeley, she quickly realized not all milk teas were created equal — most were loaded with sugar, used low-quality ingredients, and some were even made from powder! After 15+ years in branding and food & beverage packaging design, Pauline decided it was time to create a product that she felt truly passionate about. The result is a great-tasting, plant-based milk tea, using the best and cleanest ingredients possible, without having to compromise on flavor. To stay connected within the AHN community, please join our AHN directory: bit.ly/AHNDirectory --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianhustlenetwork/support

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Jackie Kashian and Dr Miranda Yaver Episode 498

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 138:30


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more All this month and next I will be promoting GiveWell.org and I hope you will consider sending them a donation. They will match new donors up to $250! Please go to GiveWell.org/StandUp 39 mins Jackie Kashian has been doing standup for over 35 years. Last heard on NPR and seen on HBO's 2DopeQueens, her albums have been #1 on Amazon, iTunes and have over 50 million listens on Spotify and Pandora. She has two podcasts; The Dork Forest (since 2006) where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin where they talk about the thing they both love to do and think about… standup comedy. It is called The Jackie and Laurie Show. Buy Stream Download Jackie's new album  1:34 Follow Dr Miranda Yaver on Twitter From Miranda Yaver Website: I am a political scientist who in June 2019-2021 is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Area Health Services Research Training Program to conduct research on US health policy. In this capacity, I am conducting research on the ways in which political conditions shape the impact that policies have on public health outcomes, reproductive health policy, and nationwide survey research on health insurance utilization and related challenges of inequality stemming from insurer behavior in claim processing. I have additionally conducted survey research on the impact of COVID-19 on health care utilization, mental health, and access to sexual and reproductive health care. Prior to this position, I was a Lecturer in Political Science at Tufts University, where I taught courses on American politics, public policy, and public law. In the 2016-17 academic year, I was a Lecturer in Political Science at Yale University, where I taught courses on American politics and quantitative methodology. In the 2015-2016 academic year, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. I completed my PhD in Political Science at Columbia University in 2015, with emphases in American Politics (major subfield) and Methodology (minor subfield). My dissertation, "When Do Agencies Have Agency? Bureaucratic Noncompliance and Dynamic Lawmaking in the United States, 1973-2010," examines the conditions under which administrative agencies implement in ways that provoke constraints from Congress and the courts, often for behavior that I refer to as noncompliance. My op-eds and other health care commentary has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, ​Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog, Rewire News, Public Seminar, Bustle, The Conversation, Medium, and KevinMD, and I have appeared on France 24 and CBC News to discuss American politics and policy. I was a 2013-14 Democracy and Markets Fellow at the Tobin Project. Prior to graduate school, I was engaged in political science and methodology research at UC Berkeley (go bears!), assisted with ESL and writing workshops in San Francisco, and worked on Democratic political campaigns as well as voting rights advocacy in Washington DC. A San Francisco Bay Area native, I received a B.A. with honors in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2009. In addition to doing American politics and health policy research, I am a stand-up comedian who has performed comedy throughout New York City, New Haven, Boston, and Los Angeles. When not working or performing, I enjoy doing creative writing, catching live music, and watching sports (go NY Yankees, SF Giants, and Golden State Warriors!).   Get your holiday gifts from one of the sponsors of the show!   GetQuip.com/STANDUP Indeed.com/STANDUP and start a store or shop at Shopify.com/Standup   Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe   Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page  

The Power Of Zero Show
Interview with Doug Orchard, Director of The Baby Boomer Dilemma

The Power Of Zero Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 36:31


The Baby Boomer Dilemma came about because of Doug's work with David in the past. After a podcast crowdfunding event last January, Doug received enough funding to get things off the ground. The Baby Boomer Dilemma is based around the simple choice families face between a defined benefits plan or a defined contribution plan. During World War 2, there were price wage controls in place, and it was illegal to lure recruits away from other companies with a higher compensation. This became the basis of the corporate pension. Right now, we have the opportunity to reevaluate our assumptions about retirement. Essentially, should people go for a big pile of money with a deferred compensation plan or go for something guaranteed? Doug has conducted several thousand interviews, but the most impressive interview Doug has done is with Olivia Mitchell. Not only was she charismatic, she had an incredible depth of knowledge on both social security and economics in general. When it came to annuities, she was the one that discovered that you could draw more in retirement by incorporating an annuity than with stocks alone, up to 40% more. The film dives into pensions, both corporate and public, and the global issue of social security. The Baby Boomer Dilemma is not unique to America. Doug's other favorite interview was with Dr. David Babel, an economist at UC Berkeley. One of the most interesting things about Dr. Babel is that his dissertation was one about inflation, and as the expert on the topic, he decided the most important place to put all of his money was in annuities. Economists disagree regularly on just about everything, but the one thing they all tend to agree on was the mathematical value of having guaranteed lifetime income in retirement. According to the father of the 401(k), the 401(k) is a disaster for the average investor. While it has done some good, there are plenty of risks involved. Nearly every top economist recommends that some portion of the plan should include some level of annuitization in the accumulation years of someone's life. If you lose 20%-30% before retirement, it's essentially impossible to make it up. Generally people tell you to stick to the plan of consistently accumulating dollars in your stock portfolio, and that works during the accumulation years, but that rule works against you once you start taking money out. If the stock market goes down when you have to take money out of your portfolio to fund your lifestyle in the first ten years of your retirement, you're in big trouble. In Tax-Free Income For Life, the essential message is that when you take your lifestyle needs and subtract your pension and social security, that gap is what should be covered by a guaranteed lifetime stream of income. The Baby Boomer Dilemma is built around a narrative largely inspired by The Social Dilemma. The options were either an immense number of charts and graphs, or build the information around a compelling story, so they went with a story. The story may have been dramatized, but a lot of the reactions from the actors in the movie are genuine to the situation being explored. Doug wanted people to feel the emotions of the story in particular, because he wanted to make something that moved the needle for society. Nothing has seemed to really make an impact in terms of the trajectory of the national debt or the direction society is going. That's the impetus for the message of the Baby Boomer Dilemma. Doug never planned to own an annuity before David's book came out. Prior to that he didn't realize the value of annuity and how it can be done. It's impossible to be an annuity skeptic after seeing the most intelligent people laying out the mathematical case for their benefits.  78% of all businesses with three or more employees are owned by Baby Boomers, and most of those businesses will be sold in the next decade. The $10 trillion that will change hands or fail to sell will pose serious issues in the next ten years. People who sounded crazy in 2006, are now at the forefront of the taxation conversation. Even if we taxed everyone in America at 100% for the next ten years, we would still have a tough time dealing with the existing debt.   Mentioned in this Episode: boomermovie.com

KQED’s Forum
Sea Level Rise Could Expose Californians to Toxic Pollutants

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 21:00


Sea levels are expected to rise by more than three feet before century's end if meaningful action is not taken against climate change. The resulting flooding could impact more than 400 of California's hazard sites, including power plants and toxic waste facilities— and expose hazardous pollutants to nearby residents. The neighbors of these sites are five times more likely to be people of color and low-income, prompting further environmental justice concerns. That's all according to a recent statewide mapping project from UC Berkeley and UCLA environmental health professors. We'll discuss the project's findings and what can be done to address them.

Bad Faith
Episode 132 Promo - Solving The "Whiteness" Problem

Bad Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 16:38


Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock this episode and our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Lots of pundits have lots of thoughts and feelings about how to fix the Democrats' messaging problems. A recent Jacobin study charted one path forward, "Shorism" offers another. This week, Brie spoke to Professor Ian Haney López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at UC Berkeley, and the author of Merge Left: Fusing Race & Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America, as well as Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Unlike many other prognosticators, Professor López real-world studies to confirm that a race-class message works best on persuadable voters. Briahna and Professor López unpack the merits of a race-class message, the risks of using academic descriptive terms like "whiteness" that read as reductive to the average ear, the merits of "defund the police" as a slogan, and more. This conversation picks up where Brie's spring chat with Heather McGhee left off. It's a must listen from one of the best messaging minds in the business. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

Fiat Vox
90: From a $16 keyboard to a symphony

Fiat Vox

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 13:22


When Joshua Kyan Aalampour was 16, he taught himself to play the piano using a cheap 61-key keyboard and videos on YouTube. Four years later, Joshua is a music student at UC Berkeley. He has performed his work at Lincoln Center, written a symphony and composed a score for a feature-length film. He teaches music to students around the world. He performs a new piece for TikTok every day. All while taking at least 26 credits each semester so that he can graduate this May — two years early.Listen to the episode, read a transcript and see photos on Berkeley News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Ophira Eisenberg and Christian Finnegan and also Sister District's Dr. Gaby Goldstein

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 61:26


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more also please donate to GiveWell.org/StandUp and start a store or shop at Shopify.com/Standup Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR's nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world.  Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show's material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, HBO's Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine's “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today. Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth's best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira's first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate. She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City's comedy clubs Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. BUY HIS NEW ALBUM--- "Show Your Work: Live at QED"   Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.   Gaby Goldstein is co-founder at Sister District, whose mission is to build progressive power in state legislatures. As Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, she leads programs that strengthen the pipeline of diverse, progressive candidates, as well as programs that educate the public about the importance of state legislatures and policy, and which support progressive state legislators once elected. Prior to founding Sister District, Gaby was a bioethics lawyer and health policy researcher. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley, JD from Boston University School of Law, and PhD in health policy from UC Berkeley. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Brave Writer
S8E5: The Learning Benefits of Travel & Taking Big Risks with Blake Boles

Brave Writer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 63:32


This interview did not go the way I expected – in the most delightful way imaginable. We wound up discussing the power of travel in a teen's life! Super fun. Blake Boles is the Founder and Director of Unschool Adventures, and he's written several helpful books including his most recent title, https://www.blakeboles.com/y/ (“Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?”) He also hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast and has delivered dozens of presentations for education conferences, alternative schools, and parent groups. Studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley in 2013, he stumbled upon the works of John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, and other alternative education pioneers. Deeply inspired by the philosophy of unschooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to focus exclusively on education theory. After graduating, he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning.  His biggest passion is sharing his enthusiasm and experience with young adults who are blazing their own trails through life. You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/ (http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/) Resources: https://www.blakeboles.com/ (blakeboles.com) https://www.unschooladventures.com/ (unschooladventures.com) Read: https://www.blakeboles.com/y/ (“Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?”) Want help getting started with Brave Writer? Head over to https://bravewriter.com/getting-started (bravewriter.com/getting-started) Sign up for the Brave Writer newsletter to learn about all of the special offers we're doing in 2021 and you'll get a free seven-day Writing Blitz guide just for signing up: http://go.bravewriter.com/writing-blitz (http://go.bravewriter.com/writing-blitz) Connect with Julie: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliebravewriter/ (instagram.com/juliebravewriter) Twitter: http://twitter.com/bravewriter (twitter.com/bravewriter) Facebook: http://facebook.com/bravewriter (facebook.com/bravewriter) -- Brave Writer is produced by http://crate.media (Crate Media)

Think About It
Book Talk 49: “The Good Life” with Dora Zhang

Think About It

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 69:35


“The good life” and “the American Dream “remain powerful animating principles in popular culture, politics, and also our individual psyches. I spoke with Professor Dora Zhang at the University of California at Berkeley who teaches a course on “the good life,” using mostly literary rather than philosophical texts. From Sophokles's Antigone (441 B.C.) to Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2020); from Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1856) to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1925) to the idea of “cruel optimism” advanced by literary critic Lauren Berlant, Zhang's course is not intended to leave students depressed about their prospects but motivated to rethink what they've been told to hope for and aspire to. I loved this conversation with a gifted and brilliant teacher, which was also a sort of homecoming for me since I had been a freshman student at the University of California at Berkeley some 30 years ago, where I discovered that my love of literature could become the basis of a career. Professor Zhang is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on Anglo-American and European modernist fiction, literature and philosophy, novel theory, affect theory, visual culture, aesthetics, and ecocriticism. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto. Her book, Strange Likeness: Description and the Modernist Novel (University of Chicago Press, 2020), shows how description is far more than stage-setting or background in modernist novels. She's also published on Proust and photography, Woolf and the philosophy of language, the role of atmospheres in everyday life, and Roland Barthes's travels in China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Moods & Modes
DIVINITY ROXX

Moods & Modes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 49:22


This week, Alex welcomes Grammy nominated musician Divinity Roxx to Moods & Modes. Divinity tells Alex about her transition to writing music for kids and the intention behind the songwriting, and why it's important to introduce children to a high level of music early on. The two discuss her introduction to bass while at UC Berkeley, getting her first tour with bass legend Victor Wooten, and playing in Beyoncé's all female band.Divinity Roxx has earned the reputation of irrefutable front-woman of her own genre-busting musical journey. After touring with Victor Wooten for five years, she became the bass player and Assistant Musical Director for Beyoncé. Divinity has appeared on countless television shows and she is the current bass player in the Black Girls Rock! Orchestra which airs on BET and has played with such artists as Jay-Z, Nona Hendryx, Will.I.Am, Erykah Badu, Patti Labelle, Ledisi, and Gladys Knight. Despite her appearances with so many legendary and iconic figures, it is in her solo performance that Divinity shines brightest. She combines virtuosic bass playing with an eclectic mash-up of hip-hop, rock and funk that she calls ‘Alternative Soul'. Her passion for composition combined with her lyrical prowess and electrifying stage presence captivates audiences worldwide. She is currently performing, teaching, and writing multiple projects including a new album, a stage play, and a children's book and music series. Her latest album, “Ready Set Go!” is a collection of upbeat tracks with positive messages specifically designed for young children but equally appealing to adults. The lyrics of two songs are being released as books by Scholastic, the global children's publishing company, with illustrations by NaShantá Fletcher.Moods & Modes is presented by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Alex Skolnick. Osiris Production by Kirsten Cluthe and Brad Stratton. Editing and mixing by Justin Thomas (Revoice Media). Music by Alex Skolnick. Artwork by Mark Dowd. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
633: Demonstrating Laser Focus Studying Materials Science with Solid-State NMR - Dr. Sophia Hayes

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 46:23


Dr. Sophia Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. In the lab, Sophia studies the chemistry, physics, and engineering of materials we encounter in daily life like plastics and semiconductors. As a materials scientist, she is using a technique called nuclear magnetic resonance to learn more about these materials.Sophia's time away from science is spent with her family and her two newly adopted dogs. She enjoys sailing and skiing with her husband and daughter. Sophia received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and worked for a few years afterward as an associate for a management consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency, environmental assessments, and energy generation. Sophia interned at the Sandia National Laboratories before entering graduate school. She received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then completed a Directorate Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Berkeley. She also served as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Dortmund in Germany before joining the faculty at Washington University. Sophia has received a number of awards and honors during her career, including, an NSF CAREER Award, a Washington University Graduate Student Senate Excellence in Mentoring Award, an Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship, and the Regitze R. Vold Memorial Prize from the Alpine Solid-State NMR Conference. Sophia is with us today to tell us about her journey through life and science.