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Best podcasts about unsurprisingly

Latest podcast episodes about unsurprisingly

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The New York Jets
Jets Mailbag: What to Make of Zach Wilson's Struggles? 12/1/21

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The New York Jets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 27:18


We begin the month of December with our weekly mailbag. Thanks to everybody who sent in questions. Unsurprisingly there were many questions about the recent struggles of Zach Wilson. On today's show John also answers questions on Robert Saleh, the offensive line, Festivus, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Web3 Breakdowns
Solana: Faster, Cheaper, More Scalable [Business Breakdowns, Replay]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 74:26


Today we are re-sharing our September Breakdown on Solana with Kyle Samani.   Founded in 2017 by an ex-wireless engineer from Qualcomm, Solana is a layer one blockchain like Bitcoin and Ethereum that has been built to process transactions as quickly and cheaply as possible. Where Bitcoin can process about ten transactions per second and Ethereum around 30, Solana can handle over 60,000 transactions per second, and it can do so at a fraction of the cost. Unsurprisingly, Solana's network has attracted huge interest from developers, users, and investors alike over the last year.   In this breakdown, we cover the killer app for decentralized ledgers, the history of on-chain transaction speeds, and the fundamental difference between software and blockchain technology. We then delve into the architecture that has enabled Solana's speed unlock and look at the platform's potential to become a huge piece of the world's financial infrastructure. To help me break down Solana, I'm joined by Kyle Samani, co-founder and managing partner at Multicoin Capital.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Tegus. We created Business Breakdowns to uncover the lessons and frameworks behind every business, and that's what makes Tegus our perfect launch partner. Much of the foundational prep for these episodes starts with research on the Tegus platform.   With Tegus, you can learn everything you'd want to know about a company in an on-demand digital platform. Investors share their expert calls, allowing others to instantly access more than 20,000 calls on Coinbase, Hinge Health, Farfetch, or almost any company of interest. All you have to do is log in. If you're ready to go deeper on any company and you appreciate the value of primary research, head to tegus.co/breakdowns for a free trial.   -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus     Show Notes [00:02:49] - [First question] - How Kyle views the opportunity set of blockchain technology   [00:06:37] - The evolution of transactions-per-second from Bitcoin to new cryptocurrencies [00:13:43] - Why does decentralized finance matter versus centralized finance [00:18:34] - What is Solana and the scope and scale of it today [00:20:31] - Reintroducing costs with DeFi software compared to prior zero marginal costs [00:24:13] - How to go from 30 transactions a second to 30,000 and make the system work [00:31:03] - What about Solana's design code allows it to take advantage of parallelism [00:33:05] - Differences between proof of history and proof of work [00:39:05] - The tokenomics of Solana, their distribution setup, and what owning SOL offers [00:46:24] - What Solana's blockchain will enable for application development [00:55:15] - The emerging adoption and creation of social tokens   [00:57:40] - Thoughts on regulation and security in regards to Solana [00:59:41] - Competition that Solana may face and layer one blockchains in general [01:04:54] - What has him most excited about Solana and the landscape writ large [01:08:11] - Lessons for builders and investors when studying the Solana story [01:11:23] - Leaning into your differences and the team behind the project 

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM
Jen Fry about Sport Geography is Geography

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 26:56


On this week's SciFiles, your hosts Chelsie and Daniel interview Jen Fry. Jen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at MSU. Particularly limited research has been conducted on the experiences of Black female volleyball players who played in Europe, and how place, space, and geography are intimately intertwined with how they experience life abroad based on their identities (Etzel et al., 2002). The centrality of place and space within sport and geography affects all aspects of a Black female's experience while playing professionally. Such an impact affects both their professional and personal identities, as “each is concerned with space and the way it is occupied and they both focus on the way people move and interact in geographic space” (Bale, 2003, p. 12). Research on lived experiences of professional athletes who play overseas has received very little attention within the academic and athletic communities (Meisterjahn and Wrisberg, 2013). Through utilizing a mixed methods process of surveys and interviews, Jen's research focuses on understanding the racial experiences of Black female professional volleyball players within Europe who have not existed within geography studies; or, more specifically, sport geography studies within lenses of Black Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, Black Geographies, and Theory of Racial Space. The goal of her research is to understand if Black female volleyball players from the United States experience race and racism while playing professionally in Europe, and if so, does it differ from racism experienced in the United States. Unsurprisingly, it was found they experience racism in both similarly and wildly different ways such as being spit on, teammates withholding their English skills, and being accused of prostitution. If you're interested in talking about your MSU research on the radio or nominating a student, please email Chelsie and Danny at scifiles@impact89fm.org. Check The Sci-Files out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube! 

The Property Podcast
TPP453: The Robs share their personal investment strategies

The Property Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 26:32


Rob & Rob are sharing their investment strategies It's easy for Rob & Rob to give their advice each week on The Property Podcast, but this week they're putting their money where their mouths are. To give listeners an insight into how they've been so successful at investing, The Robs are sharing their personal investment strategies. Unsurprisingly, they start by looking at the fundamentals (which you can read about here). They also reveal why they look for new-builds, or at least properties less than a decade old, despite some investors having strong opinions on them. What are ‘trophy assets' and why do Rob & Rob look for them? And finally, you'll find out which locations they're focussing on at the moment. In the news  And if you listened to yesterday's update, you'll know that the big news of this week is that Portfolio is finally out there! This project has been such a long time coming, and you can hear just how important it is to Rob & Rob. In this episode, The Robs explain why Portfolio is operating on an invite-only basis for the time being (don't worry, it's for good reason). Remember, as with property investment, Portfolio is in it for the long game. And this is just the very exciting first step. Hub Extra  Of course our Hub Extra recommendation this week is Portfolio! No better time to celebrate it. You probably know already, but Portfolio is our new app which allows you to become an investor in a matter of minutes. It's completely hands-off, but the content within the app gives you all the rewards of being a property investor. And it's available now! Go here to join the waitlist and await your invite. Let's get social (H3) We'd love to hear what you think of this week's Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you'd like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we'll see what we can do.   Make sure you've liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week!   If that wasn't enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talk Radio Meltdown
520: Taking the Piss

Talk Radio Meltdown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 96:52


The Warm-Up Jack Gill and Mike Tarara present this installment of Hardly Focused! Shooting the shit before the show begins in proper, Jack is convinced he's never seen Mike with a goatee. Mike accurately points out that Jack can barely grow facial hair of his own. Bodily Functions Abound! In this podcast's flagship segment “How Fucking Dumb Are You?” Jack and Mike discuss the following oddities in the news: The band Brass Against is no longer welcome at NASCAR venues, after frontwoman Sophia Urista pisses on a fan's face during their performance at Welcome to Rockville 2021 A DoorDash driver in Southern California is caught on camera shitting in an apartment trash receptacle upon making a food delivery A Minnesota man is arrested at an airport for assaulting TSA agents, throwing a checkpoint stanchion (“stan-chee-on,” according to Jack) stripping naked, and masturbating in public Everything Taylor Swift Touches Turns to Gold In this segment, Jack and Mike discuss Taylor Swift and her musical dynasty. With renowned douche-canoe Scooter Braun owning the master recordings of her first few albums, Swift is re-recording her songs as “Taylor's Versions.” Jack and Mike talk about other artists who have (attempted to) re-record their own songs, only to realize how challenging of a feat it is. The Wrap-Up Concluding this episode of Hardly Focused, Jack has completely lost all cognizance, much to Mike's “astonishment.” Jack presents to Mike a fake list by Barstool Sports of the 10 greatest female singers. Among those on the list – Ashlee Simpson and Addison Rae. Unsurprisingly, the internet both fell for and took issue with the rankings. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hardlyfocused/support

The Bare Performance Podcast
#97 - How You Manage Time, Energy & Distractions Will Make or Break You

The Bare Performance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 88:07


This episode of The Bare Performance Podcast features Nick Bare, who is sharing insights gleaned over the course of his entrepreneurial journey. His venture, a labor of love and all-out commitment, has reached an inflection point that surprises no one who knows Nick and his indomitable spirit. Guest Host Wyatt Knight digs deep and mines all kinds of gems about Nick's path – from college and his first (faltering) start-up efforts through military service to his “all-in” years making BPN the success that it is. Unsurprisingly, persistence, faith and focus have been essential every step of the way. Learn about the stumbling blocks that torpedo so many would-be dreams – in business pursuits as well as life. Nick shares in vivid detail his best advice about the three ingredients that are foundational to making goals happen, even against great odds. Time, Energy and Distractions are the enemy and this episode of The Bare Performance Podcast spells out exactly why, as well as offering strategies for beating back forces that conspire to keep us down. Whether it's susceptibility to peer pressure or too many hours invested in our favorite spectator sport, Nick challenges us to look critically at what we listen to and consume. Among the topics covered: The value in morning routines and the consistency required; what it means to “Go One More;” intentionality in all things, especially as relates to positive energy; and how “Flintstoning” your way through adversity is a show of respect for your own goals and dreams. Enjoy lightning rounds of “Quick Hits” that give us a window into Nick's mind and world view as well as the powerful work ethic that drives him from the minute he awakens in the pre-dawn hours until he lays his head down at night to sleep. (04:10) Intro to this special episode, which highlights the “all-in” focus Nick has brought to each element of the platform he has developed. (04:57) On the eve of Black Friday, Nick is feeling a charge of momentum that reflects multiple channels of energy and purpose flowing together as one. The gas pedal is all the way down! (6:44) Nick had the vision, which was a start, but recognizing and deflecting distractions over the course of 10 years has been key to realizing BPN's goals. (9:44) QUICK HITS: Wyatt has Nick give flash responses to big concepts: Austin, Texas: Inviting. That place where you can be whoever you want to be. America: Freedom, where you can achieve the American dream, military, power. Freedom: Something that can be lost and we have to fight to maintain. Purpose: Fulfillment. Passion: Necessary. Growth: A choice. 2590 Oakmont Drive: BPN's first warehouse, which was a stretch financially! Signing that lease in 2017 was the start of an incredible, passionate journey. (12:45) All about Plan B. In short: There was none. Nick was “all-in” from the start and at all points throughout his endeavor.  (13:36) Nick had a degree in nutrition and some vague ideas about jobs he could pursue once out of the Army, but he was already onto another path. (17:27) BPN developed in some ways out of ignorance – and a blind commitment to making the business work.  No self-imposed limitations. No retreat from failure. Learning by doing. (18:30) Entrepreneurship is a buzzword these days, something that sounds sexy and fun. But the reality, as Nick has learned year over year, is entirely different. It's grueling! (20:48) BPN's turning point came when Nick finally shut out all the noise, disregarded peer judgment and the self-consciousness that come with curated social media (YouTube, Insta). From that point on he disregarded haters. There was no going back to 2012, when he let judgment and fear knock him off his mission. (23:30) Through the course of his military training, Nick acquired a new sense of competence and confidence that sharpened his focus. He learned that eliminating distraction was key to prevailing, whatever the task. He spent all the money he had on a new camera and that was it: His course was set. (25:09) Whenever he wasn't on task for the Army, Nick was filming vlogs in his neon yellow tights: exercise, nutrition, recipes, workouts. And the platform started growing. (28:28) When people in his military unit finally got onto his YouTube channel and saw what he was doing, Nick was apprehensive. But – surprise! People had too much stuff of their own going on to sit around hating on his videos. (33:44) About light and dark: Nick explains his philosophy about pursuing the beacon, the positive, either being or following leaders with values, scruples, vision. (37:23) Nick reflects on the concept of balance and the ongoing challenge to bring intentionality to priorities and sacrifices. There are sprints and it's up to you to communicate with loved ones and resist the temptation to overcommit.  (40:40) Deep Work: Nick is a huge advocate of putting the blinders on and turning off everything: chit chat, texting, emails, social media. Eliminating distraction ensures maximum productivity. (44:00) Going deep is what was required for Nick to build his brand. He couldn't have done it – and created all the media buzz and product – without shutting out unnecessary distractions. (48:05) MORE QUICK HITS: Morning Runs: Nick's absolute favorite! Saturday Morning Runs: Long, and even more of a favorite! Consistency: The most powerful thing Nick has ever learned to master. Motivation: Short-term, short-lived. Perseverance: Essential to getting where you want to be. Culture: It will make or break you. The Bare Standard: A product that came to life based on all the things Nick believes in. The “Go One More” Mindset: The entire year of 2017 was about “Go One More” as Nick broke through revenue targets to $1.7 million but had no cash flow and was constantly juggling to keep the bills on his wholly owned company paid. (55:06) Nick shares thoughts about the currency that is time – and how intentionality is key to generating the results you desire. Small talk is a wasted opportunity. (58:00) There's being busy and there's being productive. It's all specific to individuals and their purposes – and being deliberate and setting expectations in all things. (1:01:38) There is tremendous power in having a consistent morning routine. Nick offers his best tips and tricks for creating a platform that sets the stage for the rest of his day: Starts with coffee, and thoughts are already percolating. Listens to an audiobook, just to further generate sparks. Out running: The train of thought starts to flow immediately and Nick finds himself coming up with ideas for everything from go-to-market strategy to disruptive tactics designed to drive the business forward. Nick's #1 Action Item for jumpstarting your morning: Write your day backwards, laying out the milestones at every juncture mapping to your first hour of the day. (1:11:13) For Nick, morning is sacred because it's what establishes and protects his routine – and that consistency is what undergirds everything going forward the rest of the day. (1:13:20) ONE MORE ROUND OF QUICK HITS: Responsibility: Everybody has it. Commitment: Not many people have it. Ketchup: Goes on everything! Eye contact: Lacking in this world. Doing hard things: Doing them every day! Failure: Expected. Army Ranger School: Training and experience that were pivotal to Nick's life. Entrepreneurship: Nick's biggest passion. (1:14:15) All about energy, which comes down to the entire mix and the atmosphere around you. Nick brings discernment to every scenario, looking at all the elements and choosing whether to invest his time there. It's time you can't get back. (1:17:00) The BPN ethic exudes positivity, energy and a self-reinforcing source of fuel that drives the whole team forward and towards new heights day after day. Nick searches out people and environments that fortify with optimism and avoids those that are an energy suck. (1:20:42) NICK RECOMMENDS THREE IMMEDIATE ACTION ITEMS: Be consistent. Being disciplined doesn't just mean making your bed or going to the gym. It means fulfilling your goals day after day after day. Be responsible. Own that you have the choice as to what you do with your time. Take stock of the people surrounding you. Are they making the kind of impact you want? Do they share your sense of intentionality? (1:23:30) WRAPPING UP: What does it really mean to “Go One More” and how does Nick embody it? It's not just going one more mile or doing an extra rep at the gym or doing one more project. It's an ethic that transfuses everything you do at every moment of your day, inspiring you to exceed whatever it is you think you can do.  “Keep pushing the needle forward. Nothing stops me. Nothing is going to hold me back. There may be some speed bumps, but I'm going to find a way to get over, under, around or through any of those speed bumps or obstacles. That's the mindset you have to have going into it.” Further Contacts/Resources: Bare Performance Nutrition: www.bpnsupps.com BPN's Instagram: www.instagram.com/bpnsupps Nick Bare: www.nickbare.com Nick's Instagram: www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness

SOFLETE
Lunch And Learn - Chapter 7 - Occupational Stress Management - Episode 2

SOFLETE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:31


Episode 2 - Occupation Stress in The Tactical Community In these times of increasing uncertainty, the tactical community, especially, faces ever greater levels of unpredictability. Alongside this, resource and funding restrictions place significant limitations on a group of people who pride themselves in always being ready to ‘‘answer the call''. Unsurprisingly, this leads to levels of work related stress being exponentially amplified. In today's episode George and Matt discuss what effects high levels of occupational stress have on teams within the tactical community, as well as the individuals that make up those teams. The guys get into how we might be able to learn from innovations in efficiency in the corporate world, through increased transparency and flexibility, as a way to work smarter rather than harder. Everything we do here at SOFLETE is based on adding value to our community, so if you have any ideas, requests or questions, please feel free to reach out to us- either through SOFLETE social media or contact George and Matt directly via George@soflete.com or Matt@soflete.com. Please see below for a few resources, linked to today's episode, that you might find useful: The Creativity Leap by Natalie Nixon (https://www.figure8thinking.com/books/) The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler (https://www.theartofimpossible.com)

So To Speak w/ Jared Howe
S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 791 | Disarming the Prosecution

So To Speak w/ Jared Howe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 30:32


The prosecution in the Rittenhouse case is making Kyle's defense for him as state witness after state witness testifies that yes, in fact, Kyle was acting in self defense when he shot three people in Kenosha last year, killing two.  The only survivor has himself admitted under oath that he was only shot after feigning surrender and pulling a gun on Kyle, who was laying on the ground at the time. Unsurprisingly, the left has resulted to jury intimidation. After all, they won't get a conviction here any other way. This is EPISODE 791 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

CHOP: The Guillotine League Podcast

With Charch on the COVID reserve list, Brian is here to give you the blind bidding strategies needed for Week 10 waiver wire success in your guillotine league. Unsurprisingly, our top-10 list of most chopped players is chock full of Packers and Chiefs.

Hidden Forces
A Memoir of Illness, Discovery, & the Body Politic | Ross Douthat

Hidden Forces

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 59:21


In Episode 217 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Ross Douthat about his five-year struggle with a disease that in his own words, officially, doesn't exist. It's a story about personal suffering but also about what happens when we become terribly ill only to realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat us can only do so much. Demetri and Ross spend the first half of their conversation discussing the book and its lessons for not only those dealing with chronic illnesses like Lyme disease, which has afflicted Ross, but for anyone who feels the need to challenge or circumvent the medical establishment in order to treat an illness or cure a serious disease. Unsurprisingly, this leads directly into a conversation about Covid-19, a disease which has inspired its own set of alternative treatment modalities and which has afflicted tens of millions of people with symptoms that the medical establishment is still struggling to understand. In the second hour, Demetri has a chance to ask Ross about a number of political and social issues and questions surrounding the upcoming elections, the enduring popularity of Donald Trump, the ongoing transformation of the news media, the Biden presidency, and much more. You can access the second part of this episode, as well as the transcript and rundown to this week's conversation through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers gain access to our premium feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. If you enjoyed listening to today's episode of Hidden Forces you can help support the show by doing the following: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | CastBox | RSS Feed Write us a review on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to our mailing list through the Hidden Forces Website Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou Subscribe & Support the Podcast at https://patreon.com/hiddenforces Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @hiddenforcespod Follow Demetri on Twitter at @Kofinas Episode Recorded on 11/02/2021

Queers for Fears
Episode 56: The American Plan and Chapter 205

Queers for Fears

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 59:50


Unsurprisingly, the US Government's legislature to control women's bodies is not new.  In the 20th century,  The American Plan allowed law enforcement to stop and examine women for STIs based on their profession, appearance, or social status.  Then what would happen?  Find out on this episode of Queers for Fears. Support us:  www.queersforfears.comSources: https://www.history.com/news/chamberlain-kahn-act-std-venereal-disease-imprisonment-women 'Policing Sex' explores state's hidden history of imprisoning women for having venereal disease | The University of Kansas (ku.edu)Kansas locked up more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs | by Aaron Barnhart | Timeline https://www.kcur.org/arts-life/2017-01-06/the-faces-of-long-gone-women-tell-a-new-story-of-the-kansas-state-prison Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/queersforfearspodcast)

Recruiting Future with Matt Alder
Ep 385: Aligning Talent Acquisition & Talent Management

Recruiting Future with Matt Alder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 19:40


As external talent markets get ever more challenging, internal mobility is becoming a more significant issue. Unsurprisingly then, one of the major themes of the past year has been the ever closer relationship between talent acquisition and talent management.  So how are the most innovative companies holistically looking at talent acquisition and talent management, and how is technology helping them. My guest this week is Lisa Niesen, Head of Talent Management Solutions at SHL. Lisa has been doing a lot of work at the intersection of talent acquisition and talent management and has some valuable insights to share. In the interview, we discuss: What effect are challenging external talent markets having on talent management? The growing importance of retention and mobility Career paths and development opportunities to keep people engaged Rethinking traditional career structures The role of assessment and technology Gathering insights on skills Being better with data Advice on bringing talent acquisition and talent management together within the organisation What does the future look like? Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Law Nation Podcast
Dak Prescott unsure if he'll play Sunday: 'I don't want this to linger past this week'

Law Nation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:15


It's Thursday, which means Dak Prescott still has time left in the week to prove he's ready to play Sunday. Unsurprisingly, Prescott did not reveal whether he'll be able to take part in Dallas' prime-time game against the Minnesota Vikings. "I think that would spoil all the fun," Prescott said when asked if he'll suit up Sunday, via the Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken. "We'll keep going. Obviously, we've got to keep progressing." There was an interesting note from Prescott, though, who said "I honestly think this calf had something to do" with the significant ankle injury he suffered in 2020. Source https://www.youtube.com/LawNation --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lawsnation/message

Brave New Weed
Ep118 - NAKED EDITION + What Weed Can Learn From Wine

Brave New Weed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 57:28


Before I preview this content great episode, I must explain the naked structure of what you are about to experience. This episode will have no musical interludes between segments. We are currently searching for a new logo design, new interstitial music and maybe a few bars of a theme song. So if you are a composer or designer, or who have a composer or design friend who might like to enhance our show with their tunes, please reach out to Show@bravenewweed.com. We'll give on air credit, an interview and as much love as we can in other ways in return. You may also notice that this blog contains no graphic branding, which we are also overhauling. If you have ideas/skills or friends with ideas/skills, hit us up. Finally, by now you know that we are expanding the topics we cover to include brave new plants and brave new substances that are being used in brave new therapies to help create brave new minds. Your response to these topics has been overwhelmingly supportive, so we're diving in deeper and to bring you the smartest, most engaging experts on these high minded topics. So, lay back and enjoy this stripped down episode. And in the meantime, here's a blurb on what weed can learn from wine. (Hint: a lot). -- Joe "Biology, geography, botany, culture, linguistics. Weed is like wine -- it's not about one single thing. You have to learn about a set of things together. That's what makes them both so beguiling."  That's Matt Montrose, parter at OMvino, a San Francisco Bay area marketing and communications agency that specializes in food, wine and wellness brands. Matt started out in the hospitality business at age 19 and moved through ranks of the Court of Master Sommeliers, and earned his CMS Advanced Certification at just 25 years old. He knows of what he speaks! Matt is joined by his always engaging cousin, Max Montrose, founder of the Colorado-based Trichome Institute, to talk about what a very new industry, cannabis, can learn from an older industry, wine. Both industries are built on complicated plants that defy easy categorization, primarily because they grow in the ground and are influenced by soil, climate, and the skills of their farmers. Trying to sell them in simple categories such as "sativa" and "indica" is disingenuous at best and in many case, dishonest. "At a cannabis sommelier level you can see and smell how a particular variety is going to make you feel on a sedative to stimulating spectrum," he says. "That's important because lab testing doesn't test for sedation or stimulation. Nor does it test for quality. People need to be educated to stop shopping for THC levels and start shopping for aroma." Unsurprisingly, both Montrose's have a lot of opinions about how to teach customers to get the best out of both of these amazing plants and their derivatives. Listen in!

Golden Shower of Hits
EP67: The Beatles - Abbey Road

Golden Shower of Hits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 83:55


We start our this week with lots of follow up and then move into arguably the greatest Beatles album. 1969s Abbey Road. Unsurprisingly, someone gets pretty emo on this episode. Grab your tissues. Other Topics Include: Mike Squires - #2 Record. Presale Team Dresh Phranc Jamie was wrong about the Nazis and Fluoride. Can Evil Beget Good? : Nazi Data: A Dilemma for Science Pauls guitar tech was double vaxxed and died from COVID Verbal Crutch Word Cloud Jamies favorite frying pan Ringo is an amazing drummer The High Gain podcast. Fender Bass XI The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer | Disney+ Billy Preston Harmony Gullette When Eddie Murphy Was Stopped by Police With a Transsexual Prostitute in His Car Chris Farley interview Paul MCcartney --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goldenshower/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goldenshower/support

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The New York Jets
Jets Mailbag Full of Zach Wilson and Joe Flacco Questions 10/27/21

Locked On Jets - Daily Podcast On The New York Jets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 27:54


Today we have our weekly podcast mailbag. Unsurprisingly, many of the questions focus on the state of the quarterback position for the Jets. Zach Wilson is out 2-4 weeks with a sprained PCL. Joe Flacco has just been acquired from the Eagles in a trade. John answers your questions on today's mailbag installment of Locked on Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

McNeil & Parkins Show
Of course Danny would sell the Tom Brady ball

McNeil & Parkins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 11:30


The Parkins & Spiegel crew debated what they would've done had they got their hands on Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady's historic 600th touchdown football, as a Buccaneers fan did in Tampa Bay's win against Chicago on Sunday. That fan returned the ball to the team. Unsurprisingly, Parkins would've held onto the ball for himself and looked to sell it for the highest amount of money possible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast
S4E18: The Lovely (and Dreaded) Art of Lettering

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 31:39


By hand, machine, stylus, or icing, fancy writing isn't always easy. Unsurprisingly, we have many Thoughts and Feelings about it. Show notes: https://www.veryseriouscrafts.com/2021/10/25/the-very-serious-crafts-podcast-season-4-episode-18/

Anticipating The Unintended
#144 Yeh Democracy Hai Aur Yahan Hamari Pawri Ho Rahi Hai

Anticipating The Unintended

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 24:19


Back with a new edition of this newsletter. We spent the past 5 weeks trying to work on a few long pending items that needed our attention. Unsurprisingly, the earth went on spinning and nobody missed us. Not much work got done either.Anyway, things happened in these intervening weeks. We reached a billion vaccine jabs last week. Quite an achievement. We often lament about the ineffective state and the poor health infrastructure in India. But there’s no denying there are times when the state can will its agencies to reach an ambitious target. The vaccination number was a measurable target, its benefits to people were clear and there was a vaccine administering infrastructure available that’s been built over the years. So, the state moved with speed and purpose because the incentives to get this right were aligned to the government’s desire to strengthen its self-image of being effective and driven. These occasional instances of the state doing its work often lead people to momentarily forget the overreach and the many subsequent failures of the state that are apparent all around us. There’s a common sentiment expressed in such situations - if only we could tackle all our problems the same way we did this. Unfortunately, the other problems that we must solve as a nation aren’t so unambiguous, their solutions aren’t easy top-down diktats that need to be followed, nor are the interests of everyone so clearly aligned to those solutions. The state will continue to flounder there. That apart it was business as usual in India. A megastar is being hounded because of what appears like a minor infraction of his son. The underlying motives are open for speculations because the remarkable focus the NCB has shown in this case belies their previous track record in controlling drug use in India. The news channels have picked it up with the same fervour like they did with the suicide of an actor last year. We wrote about that episode here (“A Star Is Dead”). There was also much brouhaha over how an ethnic retail fashion brand tried to ‘de-Hinduise’ Diwali in their ads. This is now routine during any of the big Hindu festivals. In the arms race of purity, there’s always a marketer who will trip up. The outraged will then take over. #NoBindiNoBusiness is trending as we write. What a time to be alive! Last year there was the Titan ad and we wrote about it here (“That Tanishq Ad”). Lastly, the largest opposition party in the country took its self-destruction model to yet another state where it is in power. Its ineptitude would have been funny were it not so sad. Democratic accountability rests on the risk of a party losing its mandate in the next elections. A functioning opposition makes that risk real. Congress is dysfunctional now. India Policy Watch: A Good Representative Insights on burning policy issues in India— RSJTalking about politics brings me to a conversation Pranay and I were having last week. It was about the concept of representation and the notion of belonging to a political party. Does a politician represent her people anymore? Does membership of a political party trump all other identities and roles in a democracy? The way things are, maybe M.P. should stand for Member of Party, Pranay half-jokingly said. The party line trumps the individual position, the likely interests of the constituents and the opinions of the experts. The other point he made was how the state governments fight among themselves over trifling issues while missing the big picture. Their interests would be served better were they to unite and demand a better share from the union in a way the federal structure of the Indian state was meant to encourage. This isn’t a new phenomenon. The anti-defection bill introduced in the 80s made it difficult for an individual member to go against the party ‘whip’. The centralisation of power in political parties and the high command culture that every party defaults to have rendered the members of legislatures powerless. So, the question is what happened here? How did we get here?Origins of LegitimacyLet’s hark back to the early phase of modern democracy. The core ideas that emerged from the enlightenment thinkers and political philosophers that powered both the American and French revolutions were about individual liberty and the formation of a state that reflected the ‘will’ of the people. These built the foundation of the liberal democratic order as we know it today. This sounds simple but conceptually there was more happening. The Hobbesian model was that of human multitudes coming together to hand over power and authority to a sovereign through a political structure in abstract called the ‘commonwealth’. Hobbes defined commonwealth as “One person of whose acts a great multitude, by covenants with another, have made themselves everyone the author to the end he may use the strength and means of them all as he shall think expedient for their peace and common defense.” For Hobbes, the people willingly transfer the power to one man or to an assembly, agree on being united under that power of commonwealth and use the sovereign to safeguard internal harmony and defend against external threats. Once created, the sovereign could continue to derive its legitimacy from this original covenant of the multitudes or, over time, it could fall back on bloodline or divine right. For Hobbes, the sovereign didn’t need to be representative as long as it used its authority and power like it was designed in the social contract. The Hobbesian idea of commonwealth and sovereign were great but there were two problems that later political philosophers had with them. First, what circumscribes the power of the sovereign? For Hobbes, it was absolute and that was both good and necessary. Others weren’t so sure. The idea of balance of powers through natural checks and balances was a consequence of that. Second, what provides legitimacy to the sovereign? Hobbes was only concerned about the multitudes living in peace. So long as the sovereign assured that, it had legitimacy. The later thinkers thought there has to be more to it. That’s how the design of the modern democratic system came to be. There was to be a balance of power between the various arms of the sovereign or the state. The origin of this thought goes back to Montesquieu and his theory of separation of powers. And those controlling the levers of the state will have to pass the test of legitimacy. Winning the mandate to represent the people offered legitimacy. And, therefore, elections became central to conferring this legitimacy to the state.Things Have ChangedNow, let’s see what’s changed with elections since then? First, there was an assumption that an average voter knows enough to make an informed and rational choice on who will represent her. This was possible in the pastoral world of the late 18th century. Like we have written before, she is what Lippmann called the omnicompetent citizen. This is no longer possible in the modern world where the average voter only sees a narrow sliver of the world from her perspective. We have ‘pictures in our heads’ of the likely world outside. Political parties create narratives and offer themselves as the best choice by influencing these pictures in our heads. Second, political parties themselves weren’t a fully formed notion in the early years of modern democracy. There was a view that the citizens will choose from among them their best representative who will then legislate laws on their behalf. Political parties were viewed as a partisan coming together of vested interests. As early as 1796, Washington was railing against political parties as factions motivated by ‘spirit of revenge’, compromising on public good and allowing "cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men" to "subvert the power of the people". But as Schmitt would put in many years later, the concept of the political is reducible to the existential distinction between friend and enemy. Therefore, the electoral battle for the spoils of power would make the party system inevitable. In fact, by 1942, E. E. Schattschneider, in his work Party Government, argued “that the political parties created democracy and that modern democracy is unthinkable save in terms of parties”. The political party was both useful and indispensable. These key functions of a political party are best summed in the table below:Third, the role of the representative of the people has undergone a change too. The usual question that comes up on this is whether the representative is a delegate of people or a trustee of their will and aspirations. In the delegate model, the representative is a mere mouthpiece for the will of her constituents and they have limited autonomy of their own. In many forms of direct democracy (or council democracy), this is a norm. The representative was to be subservient to those who she represents. This was also how many viewed representation in the initial years. This was contested by Burke in his famous 1774 speech to electors of Bristol which laid the foundation of the trustee model of representation.Burke begins with this clear distinction of the role of the representative:“Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinion, high respect; their business, unremitted attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs; and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living. These he does not derive from your pleasure; no, nor from the law and the constitution. They are a trust from Providence, for the abuse of which he is deeply answerable. Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”He then goes on to argue why the conscience of the representative is important for a democracy:“To deliver an opinion, is the right of all men; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable opinion, which a representative ought always to rejoice to hear; and which he ought always most seriously to consider. But authoritative instructions; mandates issued, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly to obey, to vote, and to argue for, though contrary to the clearest conviction of his judgment and conscience,--these are things utterly unknown to the laws of this land, and which arise from a fundamental mistake of the whole order and tenor of our constitution.”And goes on to clarify what a Parliament is meant to be. The representative should neither be hostage to the views of his constituents nor of the interests of his party:“Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices, ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole.”And Burke concludes with a point similar to what Pranay made when he defined M.P. as Member of Party:“You choose a member indeed; but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of Bristol, but he is a member of parliament.”The centralisation of power in parties in India has meant we now follow neither the trustee nor the delegate model of representation. The representative is beholden to the party alone. There is another change as well. For years, the continued strengthening of identity politics meant it was more important for the representative to reflect the identity of her constituents than their aspirations. The selection of candidates by parties on caste, sub-caste and community lines across constituencies was the dominant trend. This meant the individual representative could count on his local knowledge and alliances to be useful for a party. So, she could still stand up as an independent voice of judgment secure in her strength like Burke envisaged when needed. But this is now being reshaped by the dominant party in India. The nationalist, Hindu and resurgent India narrative might likely subsume the local identities and the natural balance of power that was available in the Indian polity. This has made the dominant political party today stronger than the sum of its parts and consolidated power in the ‘high command’ further.This is an interesting time to contemplate on representation in a democracy like India. We chose universal adult franchise at the time of independence much ahead of many other nations. This was fundamental to the right of equality that the Constitution guaranteed. The social re-engineering phenomenon that dominated most of our politics between 60s-90s was an outcome of this right given to every citizen. The representative might not have been a trustee in the way Burke thought of her. She might have been toeing the party line on most issues. But she ‘reflected’ the ‘narrow’ identity of the people she represented and this mélange of narrow identities coming together in the parliament possibly made the democratic system more robust. What we have now is a gradual shift to a more dominant single-party system with a greater focus on what can be called the One Nation, One “X” philosophy. This sounds seductive in the aggregate especially if your definition of the imagined construct of the Indian nation aligns with what’s being promoted. Will it make democracy stronger? The odds are stacked against it if history is any guide. A Framework a Week: Confronting Trade-offsTools for thinking public policy— Pranay KotasthaneA common folly in policy analysis and commentary is the inability to confront trade-offs of well-intentioned, nice-sounding government actions such as the European Commission’s recent proposal mandating a common charger for electronic devices. Not that confronting trade-offs is easy in business or household decision-making but the problem gets acute in public policy. A recent study finds that even people who consider trade-offs in private consumption fail to do so while thinking of government actions. Opportunity cost neglect is a way more serious issue when governments are involved. I suspect three reasons might be at play here.One, we as individuals do not feel connected to the money government spends although it’s we who pay for the expense in the form of taxes. So we ignore the costs and get anchored to the benefits promised by a government policy. Two, some analysts instinctively think that the government is the right agency to solve all our problems regardless of the nature of the problem itself. Three, we ignore the implementation capacity required to put the solution in place.Even so, there’s no getting away with confronting trade-offs. Because actions of the State have wide-ranging effects on large sections of its citizens, even the worst-possible policies might have some benefits. Remember how the then Finance Minister claimed that terror funding with fake notes had gone down because of demonetisation? Similarly, even the most well-intentioned, impactful policies will have negative consequences and will make some people worse-off. Consider how the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for grains did perhaps help India defy Malthusian predictions but it also led to ecological and environmental issues that the future generations are condemned to face. Given that a perfect policy with only benefits and no costs is yet to be devised, how does one go about evaluating any public policy proposal? I have a four-step heuristic to help.Step 1. Try to anticipate the unintended consequences. Economic reasoning, history, and the social context are some good guides that can help in this step. We have discussed how to anticipate the unintended here. Step 2. Once you have identified the unintended consequence and the people who are likely to bear these effects, check if the policy has measures to try and align their interests. If not, it might be subverted through direct opposition. As is the case with the ongoing farmer agitation. Or the purpose could be defeated by taking over-ground activities underground. A good hack for this step is to think about how drastically a policy changes the incentives of the current players. The more drastically it does, the higher likelihood that it will be subverted. The red flags to watch out for are bans, high rates of taxation, or imposition of huge penalties. Step 3: Do intellectual, financial, regulatory, and compliance capacities to carry out the proposal exist? Ignoring capacity leads to implementation failures. Step 4. Consider whether anticipated benefits outweigh anticipated costs. Standard cost-benefit analysis techniques can be deployed here. A hack for this step is to analyse if the policy measure has well-defined endpoints or sunset clauses baked in. If yes, undesirable effects can be reigned in; the policy is amenable to negative feedback. If not, the policy measure can lead to difficult-to-measure intergenerational effects. A PolicyWTF ChargeWith this framework in mind, let’s analyse the EU Commission’s proposal mandating a common charger (USB-C) for electronic devices. Read the excellent background documents on the commission’s website here.The stated intent of the policy is two-fold. One, reducing consumer inconvenience because of multiple chargers. And two, reducing e-waste. Lofty goals, who could possibly oppose that these aren’t problems that need to be solved. The evidence presented for these two problems is as follows:“In the European Union, approximately 420 million mobile phones and other portable electronic devices were sold in the last year. On average, a consumer owns around three mobile phone chargers, of which they use two on a regular basis. 38% of consumers report having experienced problems at least once that they could not charge their mobile phone because available chargers were incompatible. The situation is inconvenient and costly for consumers, who spend approximately €2.4 billion annually on standalone chargers that do not come with their electronic devices.In addition, disposed of and unused chargers are estimated to represent about 11,000 tonnes of e-waste annually. A common charging solution is expected to reduce this by almost a thousand tonnes annually.”The benefits sound great. If one were to read an analysis that presents the above problem, evidence, the proposed solution seems obvious and indispensable almost. But wait, now let’s apply the framework we discussed. Step 1: The EU Commission is making a choice on consumers’ behalf that the ease of using one charger is more beneficial to them than the benefits that different charging technologies may offer. For example, one technology could be charging faster, it might be lighter etc. Next, it is locking users into another technology USB-C, which itself might get outdated in a few years. Third, this measure ‘disincentivises’ manufacturers from developing new charging technologies. Step 2: I don’t see any major issues with aligning the interests of stakeholders as this measure impacts just one company today that has a proprietary charging solution (Apple) and perhaps the EU wants it to pay. The ban on other charging technologies should make us circumspect. Step 3: Capacity is not a big issue in the EU assuming they just need to control a handful of manufacturers.Step 4: Weighing costs and benefits is where this policy has severe drawbacks. The benefits are marginal. For one, there are just three major charging technologies in the market, down from 30 a decade ago. Two, the cost-saving per consumer is ~€6 annually (=€2.4 billion/446 million population). Three, this measure is expected to reduce the charger e-waste by a mere 10 per cent. An impact assessment study on the EU Commission itself has this to say:“Environmental impacts: [The USB-C solution and some such solutions] only have very minor, potentially negligible (no more than 1.5% change compared with the baseline) impacts on the environment, as they are expected to lead to very small changes in the number of chargers sold, as well as, in some cases, to changes in the types of chargers sold (with very minor impacts on their weight and composition).”Economic impacts: This option delivers relatively high economic costs for manufacturers and distributors, and may slightly constrain innovation. It may also entail minor economic costs for SMEs in the EU. Social impacts: [The USB-C solution and other such solutions] are all expected to result in minor convenience benefits for consumers, as well as very small improvements in terms of product safety and illicit markets (mainly due to the expected very small reduction in stand-alone charger sales).On the other hand, the costs to manufacturers and consumers to transition to another technology are substantial. From the same report:“This option [USB-C mandate] could potentially have a major negative effect in terms of reducing future innovation in phone connectors, both by effectively ruling out any new “game-changing” proprietary connector technology, and by potentially reducing the pace of “incremental” innovation as regards future generations of USB connectors, and limiting the characteristics that this future connector might have… If companies are not given the choice to remove receptacles, it may however have a significant indirect impact on innovation in wireless technologies.”So, as we dive deeper, the shine of promised benefits gets dulled by the impact of probable costs. Other solutions such as unbundling chargers and phones seem to have a better cost-benefit trade-off. Beware of intuitive solutions to complex policy problems.HomeWorkReading and listening recommendations on public policy matters[Book] Political Representation by F.R. Ankersmit [Podcast] As the peak-air pollution days come closer, listen to this Puliyabaazi on the science of air pollution. Get on the email list at publicpolicy.substack.com

Addicts' Corner
All Shades of Exposure

Addicts' Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 36:53


Let me draw our attention to Proverbs 7:11. I anticipate a bit backlash, you know. Why? Personality questions might rise or the so called Zodiac Signs personality attribute questions might ensue. The Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts. The Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic and Melancholic talk. Yeah yeah. I get it. Just because Science says you at this doesn't mean you cannot outgrow that identity. The bible said the woman was loud, boisterous and clamorous in contrast to the nature of the person led and built by God's word in the preceding verses. Notice that the preceding verses did not describe the person as calm, slow, cool, poise,or collected but definitely a person that lives according to scriptures written on the tablets of his/her heart. Verse 11, however, describes an individual carried away by exuberance and youthful flare. A person desired to eat till it's finished and done with. Someone willing to gather all and fly high

Causes Or Cures
Highly-Vaccinated Singapore with Surging Cases & Rising Deaths: What Happened?

Causes Or Cures

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 46:53


In 2020, Singapore was the model country when it came to the COVID-19 pandemic. They had exceptionally low case numbers and an almost non-existant death rate. Many people in the US, a country with high case and death numbers, would ask, "Why couldn't we do it like Singapore did it?" In Dec'2020, I had Dr. Walid Abdullah, a professor and researcher in Singapore, on the podcast to discuss Singapore's model response. Unsurprisingly, Singapore also had a very successful vaccination campaign, having quickly vaccinated over 80% of their population. But fast forward to today and cases are surging in Singapore. Their death rate, while still low, is increasing. That does not make sense to a lot of people. What went wrong? Dr. Abdullah came back on Causes or Cures to explain what happened in Singapore.  Dr. Abdullah is a professor of social sciences and researcher at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He recently published a critical assessment of Singapore's response to COVID-19. His areas of research include political systems and elections, state-religion relations, political Islam and Southeast Asia politics.To contact Dr. Eeks, do so through bloomingwellness.comTo  listen to her new comedic parody on the sleazy side of the wellness industry, check out Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling on Amazon.Or you can listen to it from Google Play or Walmart!Or follow her on Instagram here.Twitter here.Or Facebook here.Subcribe to her newsletter here!

The StoryTinker
Midnight Poppy Land 79 - Small Town Mind (with Erin and Vita)

The StoryTinker

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 84:37


Tora and Damien decide to chuck it all and go sleep in the car. Unsurprisingly, they have dark eye bags when they decide to wait at a cafe in Moonbright for Poppy. Poppy tries not to laugh at the matching tiger t-shirts, which she also has. We note their physical familiarity, and are impressed by Poppy affirming that she accepts Tora as he is, with no need to cover up. In short order, Poppy is beset by gossipy neighbors, who tell her that she should have kept Julri since his family is rich (barf) and that she needs to keep her man happy in the kitchen and bed (super barf). Poppy gives as good as she gets, and we see that the women may have their reasons for being bitter about their lives. Ever diligent, Poppy sorts out Granny's affairs, and Granny apologizes for her manipulation BUT doesn't get a chance to tell Poppy what she wanted to. WHAT IS IT? We are dying of anxiety. Poppy is delighted to find that her t-shirt gang is still waiting for her at the cafe, and those warm feelings continue as Tora carefully drives them back home, to the caring watch of Gyu. The next day, Tora, having anxiously waited for a text from Poppy for days, decides to join Quincy at the office. Quincy talks about their fake bodyguard relationship and Tora's break from clan duties over the last few years. Tora walks into the office and Poppy does a double take. Vita theorizes that maybe Granny relayed her information in the interim!

3 Books With Neil Pasricha
Chapter 89: Zafar the Hamburger Man on Bryant's basics and blossoming like Barack

3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:09


I was riding my bike in downtown Toronto the other day and rolled past my old neighborhood a couple blocks north of Lake Ontario. And as I was riding I noticed my old burger joint! The whole neighborhood has changed — parking lots have become condos, motels have become hotels — but the burger joint has survived. I was excited so I locked my bike up in the middle of the concrete jungle and popped my head inside to ask if they're open since it was just after 11am.   “Absolutely we're open!,” a friendly guy in a black T-shirt and black cap shouted. “Come on in!”   I told him I used to come down here a long time ago and he quickly replied, “Well, welcome back! We're glad to have you back!”   Aggressive friendliness turns me on so I start talking to the guy and discover his name is Zafar and he owns six restaurants in Toronto. He scrapped and saved his way up from Lahore, Pakistan, where he was a manager of a KFC and then emigrated to Canada to start managing a local chicken franchise. He saved everything he had and made a big bet to buy his own burger joint. This money losing burger joint in downtown Toronto that was making $470,000 a year but losing over $200,000 a year.   What do you do with that?   Well, if you're Zafar The Hamburger Man you more than double sales in the first year. I asked him how he did it and discovered an endless treasure trove of leadership and service wisdom. Unsurprisingly, Zafar is a big reader and he had three formative books at the ready.   This chapter of 3 Books will be a voyage for your senses. Prepare to come inside Big Smoke Burger, listen to The Beatles coming out of the speakers, hear the grill sizzling, the stapler closing paper bags, and then hang out with me and Zafar on the street outside as we discuss books, life, and everything.   Let's talk about the cost of obsession, the importance of mastering the basics, what we can learn from doers, why feedback is so precious and vital, how we embrace and offer the gift of time, how we seek the truth, how we build trust, and much, much, much more…   I am so excited to introduce you to Zafar The Hamburger Man!   Let's turn the page into Chapter 89 now …   What You'll Learn: What does it take to survive in the restaurant business? What is the cost of obsession in business? What is the importance of the big tech giants in running a business today? Why are the basics so critical? What can we learn from those truly in the trenches? What can we learn from the doers? What is the tension between choice and the lesser evil? Why is feedback so vital? Who will give you the most sincere feedback in your lifetime? How do you cultivate leadership and respect when there is no economic relationship? What is the gift of time? How do you become lucky? Why is generosity so important in business and in life?   You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/89    Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future chapter: 1-833-READ-A-LOT.   Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list    3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co

Reading Through Life
10: It's a Library Lovefest

Reading Through Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 30:22


Show notes: Could we even have a bookish podcast and not talk about libraries?! It's impossible. Unsurprisingly, we both love our local libraries. Free books, tons of activities and resources - what's not to love? Come nerd out on libraries with us.  Related links: Books mentioned: Sarah is currently reading: Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman Mia is currently reading: Billy Summers by Stephen King A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow Atomic Habits by James Clear Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Also mentioned: Libby app Audible  Kindle app Kanopy Mango Languages Mia's giant stack of library books. If her library has a book limit, she hasn't found it yet! George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland * The books noted above contain affiliate links. This means that we may get a small kickback if you purchase through our links. Click here to join The Fireside, our private community, to talk about all things life and books. It's just $5 a month and we know you're going to love it.

The Daily Zeitgeist
STRIKETOBER, Anti-Paternity Screed! 10.20.21

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 75:08


In episode 1012, Jack and Miles are joined by actor, producer and advocate Behzad Dabu to discuss John Deere's Scabs Are Screwing Up Big Time, Double Standards On Spending On Bombs Vs. People, Late Capitalism News of The Day, Trump Shits On Colin Powel In Very Tasteful Obituary, Republicans truly have to be contrarian FOREVER and more! FOOTNOTES: John Deere's Scabs Are, Unsurprisingly, Screwing Up Big Time Double Standards On Spending On Bombs Vs. People Late Capitalism News of The Day Trump Shits On Colin Powel In Very Tasteful Obituary Republicans truly have to be contrarian FOREVER LISTEN: Sam Gellaitry - Duo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

From Art to Zoe : Apocalypse
40: Unsurprisingly the Show is an International Hit

From Art to Zoe : Apocalypse

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 6:45


Times are getting desperate and Zoe cannot afford to sit around waiting. Every other day, she waits to hear a response on her frequency with little success. Today, she is reaching out to see who she can get to join her in her new quest to leave America. If no one gets back to Zoe on time, she might tough it on her own. Anything's better than living with "Art" at this point. Featuring Special Guest Contributor Michael Morgan. Catch Michael's stream on Twitch as CarbineZ882.

When East Meets West
S2E30_Worry and Rumination

When East Meets West

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 16:46


Why do we worry about the future and ruminate about the past? In this episode, Dr. Rubin and Dr. Pete discuss and distinguish between these two “covert” behaviors (behaviors happening inside you that are invisible to everyone else), their evolutionary purposes, and why the brain thinks these behaviors help solve problems (spoiler alert: they don't!) Unsurprisingly, you'll see once again how all roads lead to mindfulness and how mindful practices can help you let go of worry and rumination behaviors. 

Wine Cellar Media
Free Speech Absolutists Unsurprisingly Silent On White Supremacist Book Ban

Wine Cellar Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 163:00


http://patreon.com/winecellarmedia.com http://paypal.me/PhoenixAndWilliam Many Katy 3rd-5th graders were looking forward to meeting with author and illustrator Jerry Craft via Zoom. That meeting was canceled after a group of Katy parents raised concerns over the books referencing critical race theory. Craft is the winner of the 2020 Newberry Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize for his graphic novel, “New Kid” and its sequel “Class Act.” Katy mom Bonnie Anderson received the flyer from her twin third grader's school, like many Katy parents did. “I review all of their instructional material whether it's a math worksheet or something like this,” says Bonnie Anderson, who previously ran for a Katy ISD Board of Trustee position. Anderson read Jerry Craft's books and grew concerned over how racism was presented in them and believes they push a critical race theory curriculum.      

Savage Lovecast
Savage Lovecast Episode 781

Savage Lovecast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 55:14


Ok, exactly how many people need to be involved for it to be called an orgy?  A woman has been mulling over something that happened 20 years ago between her and her brother-in-law. When she was 19, and her sister was away, her sister's husband put on some porn, and asked her a bunch of wildly inappropriate sex questions. Then he asked her to keep their conversation secret. Unsurprisingly, they are now divorced. The caller never told her sister about this. Should she tell her now?  On the Magnum version of the show, Dan gets a Second Opinion from Alexander Cheves, a sex columnist for Out Magazine. They discuss hooking up with Trump voters, how desire for kink emerges early in life, and whether it Is "urbanist" to advise rural gay folks to move to cities. And, a man has been with his wife for 20 years. She is done with sex, and he very much wants it. He likes to smoke pot in moderation. She insists that so long as he smokes pot, she will never have sex with him. Should he fully quit in hopes that she comes through on her end of the bargain? 206-302-2064 voicemail@savagelovecast.com This episode of the Savage Lovecast is sponsored by OMGyes.com: a website dedicated to getting scientific truths out about women's sexual pleasure. Savage Lovecast listeners can get a discount if they go to OMGYES.com/Savage. Today's Lovecast is brought to you by MeUndies.com: High quality, super-comfortable, good looking undies. Get 15% off your first order when you go to MeUndies.com/Savage. This podcast is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the microphone and enter "Savage" for postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial.

This Motorcycle Life Podcast
Episode 42 - Daring Greatly

This Motorcycle Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 95:14


Is dirt riding as good for us as everyone says it is? Meet retired NHL power forward Scott Thornton, whose transition from life in professional hockey began in earnest with a ride in the woods. Unsurprisingly for an elite athlete, Thornton's off-road riding career would draw him to the unforgiving world of hard enduro. But what he found was something more satisfying than adoring crowds and more universal than victory, and it's there for anyone with the courage to ride where there is no road. A compelling conversation that just might leave you thinking you've got room for one more bike.

TERMINUS: extreme metal podcast
Terminus Episode 70 - Schavot, Monotonic Negativel, Azothyst, Caveman Cult

TERMINUS: extreme metal podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 153:28


Before Terminus takes a brief break to catch up on the day jobs we've been ignoring for months, we have a shorter, diamond-hard episode for you split in two distinct halves- wandering, melodic, and unusual one-man black metal versus two very different takes on modern war metal. We'll be back week after next, but hopefully this keeps the shakes away long enough to survive your detox. Our first record of the evening comes as a personal submission from Floris of Asgrauw and Meslamtaea with a new one-man project that appears to concentrate on... trees? Gallows? Dutch is hard. Anyway, Schavot represents an effort by one of Holland's MVPs to create full-spectrum, 2nd wave-centered black metal with his own idiosyncratic presentation. Unsurprisingly, it's excellent- faithful to the past but employing modern musical technology that creates something both familiar and surprising to the seasoned listener. Next is the side project of Terminus alum Aarsland (of Devilgroth fame,) Monotonic Negativel. The airy, almost improvisational feel of Devilgroth shines through, but now brought back down to earth with intense inflections of industrial and DSBM. The result is something that can only come from Aarsland- dark, gloomy, and surprisingly beautiful with stabs of intense aggression and heaviness you don't typically see in the style. Our second half is a quick blast through two war metal records. The first is the debut EP by Azothyst, which attempts to wed the battering aggression of war metal with dissonant riff patterns from orthodox black metal and Ulcerate. This project has an all-star lineup of Canadian black/death legends, but does is it able to withstand the weight of its own ambitions and this style's natural pitfalls? We discuss. Wrapping up is Caveman Cult's new full-length from the beaches of Miami, playing a bludgeoning and unsophisticated style of war metal str8 outta 1995. There's a lot discussed in this section: are we sure this isn't just grindcore? How do you weave songs this blunt and primeval together in an elegant way? Just what the hell DOES "crust" mean, anyway? As always, there's plenty of excitement to find and intrigue to dig out, even on a record which operates with all the subtlety of a pool ball in a tube sock to the ribcage. Thanks for listening, Terminators- we'll see you in a couple weeks.   0:00:00 - Intro 0:08:27 - Schavot - Galgenbrok (Void Wanderer Productions/War Productions) 0:46:41 - Monotonic Negativel - The Silent Abyss (Independent) 1:25:42 - Interlude - Hæthen - “Amongst The Forlorn Larch,” fr. Shaped by Aeolian Winds (Fallen Empire - LP / Ars Magna - CD, 2015) 1:35:42 - Azothyst - Blood of Dead God (Vault of Dried Bones) 2:02:39 - Caveman Cult - Blood and Extinction (Nuclear War Now) 2:30:05 - Outro - Proclamation - “Altars of Mayhem” fr. Execration of Cruel Bestiality (Nuclear War Now, 2009)   Terminus links: Terminus on Youtube Terminus on Patreon Terminus on Subscribestar Terminus on Instagram Terminus on Facebook thetrueterminus@gmail.com

Justice & Drew
Hour 2: Why Do You Care About Freedom, Anyway?

Justice & Drew

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 45:41


Justice & Drew discuss vaccine mandates and pandemic restrictions, which leads to Jerry from Eagen calling to ask the question, "why are Republicans so militant about being against vaccine mandates?" Unsurprisingly, that led to many listeners calling in to respond with their reasons why they are against mandated vaccinations.

The Tom Barnard Show
Sam Baltrusis - #2059-1

The Tom Barnard Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 46:23


Lizzie Borden took an axe.  Or did she?  Unsurprisingly, a double murder that happened a century before we even knew what DNA profiling is doesn't have a lot of solid evidence around.  That's when you turn to channeling.  Divination.  That sort of thing.  You're going to have to watch The Curse of Lizzie Borden on Discovery Plus to see how that turns out.  Be prepared to revise the popular schoolyard rhyme based on what we learn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Who ARTed
Vincent Van Gogh (Part 1)

Who ARTed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 40:23


This week's episode is going to be a 2 part episode. My good friend, fellow art teacher and former mentor, Chuck Hoff joined me to talk about one of my favorite artists of all time, Vincent Van Gogh. In part 1, we discuss his early life and his first major masterpiece, The Potato Eaters from 1885. Born March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert a predominantly Catholic province in the Netherlands. His father was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. Vincent was said to be a pensive child. He was initially taught by his mother and a governess, then went to the village school in 1860 and he was sent to a boarding school in 1864. He was unhappy there and asked to come home. Instead, they sent him to a different boarding school in 1866. He felt abandoned and miserable. While at the boarding school in Tilburg, he learned from Constant Cornelius Huijsmans who had been a reasonably successful artist in Paris. He was known for his rejection of common technique and favoring impressions of common objects and nature. Vincent was mainly focused on how miserable he was and abruptly returned home in March of 1864 (about 11 years). He later described his childhood as “austere, cold and sterile.” n 1869, Vincent's uncle got him a job as an art dealer because this was a time when 16 year olds would be starting their careers. He was apparently pretty good at the job. He transferred to the London branch and at just 20 years old, he was earning more than his father. This was a happy time for Vincent. His sister in law later said it was the best year of his life. Unfortunately that happy period ended as he had some unrequited love, then became isolated and more religious. In 1875, he was transferred to Paris but became resentful of how art was being commodified which is a really ironic stance for an art dealer. Unsurprisingly he was dismissed from that job after about a year. He focused intensely on religion and wanted to become a pastor. He stayed with his uncle, a theologian,  while studying for the entrance exam to the University of Amsterdam. He failed the exam and left his uncle's house.  He failed another course, but he was determined and in 1879 he took a position as a missionary in Belgium. While there, van Gogh gave his comfortable lodging to a homeless man and he stayed in a hut sleeping on a straw bed. Apparently this behavior was seen as beneath the dignity of the priesthood and in 1880, he returned home to Etten. His brother Theo encouraged Vincent to study art under a Dutch artist, Willem Roelofs, who encouraged Vincent to attend Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts. He studied anatomy, modeling and perspective at the academie. The first major work from this time period was The Potato Eaters. Vincent felt like his brother Theo was not doing enough to sell his works. Theo said they were too dark and not in line with the colorful style of the Impressionists which were popular at that time.  Vincent was supported financially by his brother, but he lived in poverty and barely ate because he preferred to spend the money Theo sent him on supplies. Next week we will discuss how his art shifted after moving to France, his ill fated dream of forming an artist's colony in Arles and of course, The Starry Night which went on to become his most famous masterpiece.  Check out www.whoartedpodcast.com for more images, information and resources.

Mamamia Out Loud
Daily Drop: Mia & Holly Are Turning 50

Mamamia Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:17


We promised Holly this would never see the light of day, but things change. Sorry Holly! Mia turned 50 on Friday so we're dropping a special treat from our Out Loud Daily Drop feed to celebrate.  In June, Jessie stole the mics and pressed Mia and Holly on their thoughts and feelings about turning 50 in coming months. Unsurprisingly, things get candid. For more Out Loud Daily Drop episodes become an MPlus subscriber! CREDITS Hosts: Jessie Stephens, Holly Wainwright and Mia Freedman Producer: Emma Gillespie  CONTACT US Via our PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 Via our email at outloud@mamamia.com.au  Via our Outlouders Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/329632330777506/ Mamamia Out Loud is a podcast by Mamamia https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/mamamiaoutloud/ Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pastoring Out Loud
Episode 55: On Small Groups

Pastoring Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:47


Dave and Daniel talk about small groups. Unsurprisingly, there's a cameo by Dave's teeth and Dave and Daniel's thoughts about Ethan.

Business Breakdowns
Solana: Faster, Cheaper, More Scalable [Business Breakdowns, EP. 28]

Business Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 74:26


Today, we are breaking down Solana. Founded in 2017 by an ex-wireless engineer from Qualcomm, Solana is a layer one blockchain like Bitcoin and Ethereum that has been built to process transactions as quickly and cheaply as possible. Where Bitcoin can process about ten transactions per second and Ethereum around 30, Solana can handle over 60,000 transactions per second, and it can do so at a fraction of the cost. Unsurprisingly, Solana's network has attracted huge interest from developers, users, and investors alike over the last year.   In this breakdown, we cover the killer app for decentralized ledgers, the history of on-chain transaction speeds, and the fundamental difference between software and blockchain technology. We then delve into the architecture that has enabled Solana's speed unlock and look at the platform's potential to become a huge piece of the world's financial infrastructure. To help me break down Solana, I'm joined by Kyle Samani, co-founder and managing partner at Multicoin Capital.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. -----   This episode is brought to you by Tegus. We created Business Breakdowns to uncover the lessons and frameworks behind every business, and that's what makes Tegus our perfect launch partner. Much of the foundational prep for these episodes starts with research on the Tegus platform.   With Tegus, you can learn everything you'd want to know about a company in an on-demand digital platform. Investors share their expert calls, allowing others to instantly access more than 20,000 calls on Coinbase, Hinge Health, Farfetch, or almost any company of interest. All you have to do is log in. If you're ready to go deeper on any company and you appreciate the value of primary research, head to tegus.co/breakdowns for a free trial.   -----   Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, Inc. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @jspujji | @zbfuss   Show Notes [00:02:49] - [First question] - How he views the opportunity set of blockchain technology   [00:06:37] - The evolution of transactions-per-second from Bitcoin to new cryptocurrencies [00:13:43] - Why does decentralized finance matter versus centralized finance [00:18:34] - What is Solana and the scope and scale of it today [00:20:31] - Reintroducing costs with DeFi software compared to prior zero marginal costs [00:24:13] - How to go from 30 transactions a second to 30,000 and make the system work [00:31:03] - What about Solana's design code that allows it to  take advantage of parallelism [00:33:05] - Differences between proof of history and proof of work [00:39:05] - The tokenomics of Solana, their distribution setup, and what owning SOL offers [00:46:24] - What Solana's blockchain will enable for application development [00:55:15] - The emerging adoption and creation of social tokens   [00:57:40] - Thoughts on regulation and security in regards to Solana [00:59:41] - Competition that Solana may face and layer one blockchains in general [01:04:54] - What has him most excited about Solana and the landscape writ large [01:08:11] - Lessons for builders and investors when studying the Solana story [01:11:23] - Leaning into your differences and the team behind the project   

The Travel Diaries
Completely Caribbean - Bonus Episode

The Travel Diaries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 47:38


We're going Completely Caribbean here on The Travel Diaries this week. On today's bonus destination special, we'll be heading on a sun-soaked tour of the Caribbean islands, in partnership with the British Airways American Express Credit Card.Unsurprisingly, it's one of the most popular destinations to be picked each week on the pod, and in today's episode lots of my lovely guests from the last five seasons will be recounting their favourite Caribbean travel memories - the islands they love - of course the islands are so diverse, each with their own distinct history, culture and landscape - as well as the best hotels, places to visit and hidden gems, taking us on a tour from the north to the south of the Caribbean.And later we'll be joined by Caribbean destination expert Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon aka Jet Set Sarah. Sarah is a Caribbean travel expert, award-winning travel journalist, and self-described “Carivangelist”, having visited and written about nearly all of the Caribbean islands. She'll take us through the destinations chosen by my guests, as well as sharing her own Caribbean travel diaries.Destination Recap:David Loftus: The BahamasJamie Laing and Jo Malone: Turks & CaicosFred Sirieix: JamaicaJacqui Gifford: AnguillaAinsley Harriott: DominicaRichard Branson and Ella Eyre: Necker Island, BVIsJet Set Sarah's Destination RecapTurks & Caicos: Parrot Cay, Providenciales, Andros, Long IslandBahamas: Harbour IslandDominicaAnguillaJamaica: Kingston, Trench House, Devon House, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, KFC Montego Bay!BequiaPetit St VincentGrand CaymanBelizeBonaireMustiqueThank you so much to the British Airways American Express Credit Card for supporting today's episode. Search BA Amex for more details and check out the world. Representative 24.5% APR Variable, Applicants must be 18 years old or older, Subject to approval - Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. All information including Representative APR is correct as at 14th September 2021.If you're enjoying the podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app - it really makes a big difference because it helps other people to discover the podcast. And to hear future episodes as soon as they're released don't forget to hit subscribe.To find out who's joining me on future episodes, come and follow me on Instagram, I'm @hollyrubenstein - I'd love to hear from you. If you can't wait until then, there's always the first five seasons to catch up on, with guests from Michael Palin and Heston Blumenthal, to Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Hugh Bonneville. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen
Episode 227 - The Bonkers Twist in Horror Films

The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 18:39


You know when you're just sitting around, watching some new movie you know nothing about, when suddenly it takes the express train to bonkersville? The boys break down some truly gonzo switcheroos in horror films and why they do or do not work. Unsurprisingly, spoilers.

Honestly? Haunted.
56. Episode 55 - Starvation Heights Sanatorium

Honestly? Haunted.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 33:53


This week, Abby and Erin are visiting Washington State, and their true crime senses are going off the charts.  Washington is notorious for producing a surprising amount of serial killers and unsolved murder cases. And the paranormal location we picked this week to investigate has a little bit of both. Dr. Linda Hazzard prescribed her unorthodox fasting treatment method to hundreds of people from 1890-1913. Unsurprisingly, her "treatments" actually killed dozens of people. While some hailed her as a pioneer in alternative medicine, many believe she was the first female mass murderer of the Pacific Northwest. Do the spirits of her starving patients still linger at the Starvation Heights Sanatorium? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/honestlyhaunted)

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans
September 20, 2021: Casey Thompson (unsurprisingly) remains QB1

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 14:29


Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker recap Steve Sarkisian's Monday presser following the Longhorns 58-0 win over Rice. They talk about Sark's comments regarding Hudson Card, Casey Thompson's performance against Rice, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mile High Endurance Podcast
Kristian Blummenfelt on St George

Mile High Endurance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 65:11


This week we have Gold medalist and current 70.3 world record holder, Kristian Blummenfelt joining us to talk about the Tokyo Olympic Triathlon win and his outlook for IRONMAN 70.3 St George. Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD   We're huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts, have less soreness, sleep better and reduce inflammation.   Venga offers personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there's your personalized CBD recommendation! It's all based on YOU - what CBD YOU need right now to meet your goals.   Guys, it's super easy to go take this quiz on their website. Just go to vengacbd.com/quiz and (you didn't hear it from us but…) there's a freebie in it for you just for taking the quiz.   We trust these guys 100% and they'll make it really easy for you to get started with the RIGHT CBD.    Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).   In Today's Show Feature interview with Kristian Blummenfelt Endurance News IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George Kristian Blummenfelt sprints to Edmonton win and World Championship double What's new in the 303? Pro race insights from Jocelyn McCauley 8 of Colorado's crazy tests on foot and bike - Springs Gazette Interview Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co   Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co,    Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt A multiple Norwegian Triathlon Champion and IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Kristian Blummenfelt is one of the fastest triathletes in the world over the middle distance.    Kristian was originally a swimmer, but also excelled on his feet by competing at the 2011 European Cross-Country Championships as a junior and showcasing the necessary tools to excel in the sport of triathlon.   Blummenfelt prospered as a junior, winning numerous events. Victories at ITU Junior European Cup events in Brno, Tabor and Antalya were followed by a Senior ITU victory at Tartu. His first major success came at the 2015 European Championship where he picked up a bronze medal.   Kristian's Norwegian National titles came in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and now he was also showing off his talents on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. He notched three consecutive victories in Bahrain between 2017 and 2019, and in both the 2018 and 2019 renewals set new world records for the half-IRONMAN.   2019 was a highly successful campaign for the Norwegian as he was also crowned winner of the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final. He finished a highly creditable fourth meanwhile at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice, a race won by one of his training partners Gustav Iden.   Kristian is also an Olympian, having competed at the 2016 Rio Games where he finished in 13th place.  He won gold at the Tokyo 2021, won again in Edmonton and World Championship double August 21st.   Blummenfelt's sporting hero growing up was Alexander Dale Oen, a swimmer from his native Norway and a European champion in 2008.  Unsurprisingly for someone who has set those world records, Kristian's motto is “go big or go home”.   Kristian Blummenfelt (protriathletes.org)   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Kristian Blummenfelt sprints to Edmonton win and World Championship double Win or lose (and this year it has mostly been the former for the Norwegian), Kristian Blummenfelt impacts more races than anyone else. So powerful is his cycling ability and mentality, you feel as though he is on a mission to challenge anyone who thinks they can breakaway on the bike (from him) and win.   The result of that – for me at least, and it has been the case for some time now – is that the first major measure I look at during a race is not who is leading the swim, who is in the lead pack, is there a break etc. It's, “did you exit the swim ahead, or behind Kristian Blummenfelt?”   Ahead, and – if you have the legs to follow him – you gain access to the world's greatest domestique (!) to help overcome any swim deficit. If you are behind and you miss the Blu Train… expect a very difficult next 90 minutes.   And that, perhaps, is the primary reason why Great Britain's Alex Yee wasn't able to challenge for world championship gold on Saturday in Edmonton, despite producing the fastest run by a long way. Blummenfelt swam 18:36, Alex 18:53. Those 17 seconds would prove impossible to recover from.   Preview of the Showdown in St. George at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 303 is heading to St. George to bring you in-person coverage of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. With no Kona this year, all eyes are on the desert of southwest Utah. With a hilly run course, fast bike and a predicted temperature near 100 degrees, the real sizzle isn't the rubber meeting the road, it's the clash of top triathletes on heels of the Collins Cup that has no doubt sparked some rivalries. In the women's field in particular, the match up of Daniela Ryf and Taylor Knibb seems most intriguing. At the Collins Cup they went head to head and Knibb had the biggest victory of the day of all athletes crushing Daniela by double digit minutes. But Daniela reportedly wasn't feeling her best and we all know of the four time IRONMAN World Champion capabilities. No doubt she is looking for some revenge. Obviously as the championship, the field is stacked. Maybe there is a chink in Ryf's armor? Maybe not, but Lucy Charles, Ellie Salthouse, Sky Moench, Paula Findlay and Jeanni Metzler, all with great races in Slovakia could be in the mix at the end. No doubt there are others like Holly Lawrence who crashed in the Collins Cup could fight for the podium.   The mens field offers similar drama with Sam Long, the top ranked American and one of the favorites will have stiff competition from Lionel Sanders, Gustav Iden and fellow Norwegian and Olympic Gold Medalist Kristian Blummenfelt. Last May, Long and Sanders battled shoulder to shoulder in St. George and the two have had some fun social media banter in the last 12 months. After the race in May, Long said he knew he could take advantage of the downhill with his long stride and he did so almost winning so it will be interesting to see what happens.   The Norwegians are going to be tough to beat. Both Iden and Blummenfelt have had fantastic seasons. Iden handedly won his race in Slovakia and Blummenfelt has focused on training for St. George since winning Olympic gold. With no Jan Frodeno, putting odds on this race is challenging. There are many podium worthy contenders like Chris Leiferman, Rudy Von Berg, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Javier Gomez, Sam Appleton and maybe a dark horse to watch is Collin Chartier from Louisville, Colorado.   What's New in the 303:   Pro Race Insights from Jocelyn McCauley   https://303cycling.com/cyclists-4-community-raffling-off-new-cervelo-to-raise-money/   8 of Colorado's crazy tests on foot and bike: Jagged alpine to rowdy singletrack at night Here's a nod to some of the state's most infamous challenges spanning 100-plus miles:   Hardrock 100 Clearly, lockdowns of last year fueled ambitions. Example: François D'haene's record dash over the San Juan Mountains this summer. The French man became the first in the fearsome race's 28-year history to clock a time under 22 hours — stunning, considering the 100 miles and 33,000 feet of climbing in the jagged alpine around Silverton, Telluride and Ouray. Lottery-based entry, race is usually mid-July.   LEADVILLE 100 RACE Andy Fox of Evergreen, Colo. rides his bike near Twin Lakes during the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Leadville, Colo.   Gazette file Leadville Trail 100 This is a classic in the ultra world. Where miners once flocked for gold, now runners and mountain bikers race to finish within demanding cutoffs (30 hours for runners, 12 for cyclists). It's a test of lung power, starting from North America's highest incorporated town near 10,200 feet and rising to Hope Pass above 12,600 feet. It's better known as Hopeless Pass. Lottery-based, races in late August.   Run Rabbit Run Are you a tortoise or a hare? That is the first question to ask when approaching this 100-mile sufferfest from Steamboat Springs. While gaining 20,000 feet of elevation, you'll be covering parts of the Continental Divide and the town's recognizable summits: Mount Werner and Emerald and Rabbit Ears mountains. Hares finish under 36 hours, tortoises under 30. Usually mid-September.   Flaming Foliage Relay This 165-mile overnighter showcases autumn's aspen glow where it is famously glorious, along Guanella, Georgia and Fremont passes. Running teams might struggle to admire the beauty. Their heads are down on the course between Idaho Springs and Buena Vista, crossing roads and trails amounting to about 17,000 vertical feet. Usually mid-September.   Triple Bypass In 1988, a group of cycling buddies thought it would be fun to ride from Evergreen to Vail. Ever since, that's been the idea of fun for riders traversing a trio of heart-pounding passes over 100-plus miles and 10,000-plus feet. An exclusive bunch has made it a “double triple” in recent years, pedaling back the way they came. Slated for late July/early August 2022.   Breck 100 Mountain bikers have come to know this, not the Leadville 100, as Colorado's ultimate endeavor on a saddle — a tantalizing route shaped like a clover leaf, crossing the Continental Divide three times. But the race has been on hold for two years; the pandemic again caused a cancellation this summer. And the past two plans were a condensed course, closer to 70 miles. Will the real Breck 100 return? “That's the million-dollar question,” says organizer Thane Wright. Previously mid to late July.   SBT GRVL Colorado's gravel revolution begins in Steamboat Springs, a cycling town proud of its crunchy backroads. This race has risen to prominence with a variety of endurance courses amid classic scenery. They have recently ranged from nearly 40 miles to more than 140 miles, with climbing between 2,000 and 9,400 feet. Slated for Aug. 22, 2022. Vapor Trail 125 Any ultra competitor knows about “sleep demons,” those hallucinations that manifest at night. That's when this whacky mountain bike foray begins, in the darkness of 10 p.m. It begins in Salida, where some of the whackiest riders reside, molded by the vaunted Monarch Crest. Vapor is reserved for the most skilled and wilderness prepared. One must negotiate technical singletrack by headlamp and sustain long climbs over 125 miles. Slated for Aug. 26, 2022.     Video Of The Week: Kristian Blummenfelt History Maker   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Snarky Faith Radio
The Liberty Dumpster Fire

Snarky Faith Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 56:31


"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions." - Jerry Falwell Sr. - Founder of Liberty university Liberty University was founded in 1971 by Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. Liberty is now the second-largest provider of online education in the US. It was also Falwell, that famously claimed that “Aids is not just God's punishment for homosexuals. It is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.” He was a real sweetheart. Unsurprisingly, Liberty University's honor code, the Liberty Way, is just a graceful as old dead Jerry. It states that “sexual relations outside of a biblically-ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman are not permissible at Liberty University” So join us today on the show is Lucas Wilson. Lucas is a former student from Liberty University and attended from 2008-2012. He is also one of 40 plaintiffs suing the U.S. Department of Education in a class-action lawsuit that centers on the question of whether or not religious colleges and universities (mostly of the evangelical or Mormon varieties) should receive federal funds while actively discriminating against their LGBTQ+ students. In our wide-ranging discussion, Lucas covers everything from Liberty's subpar academics to his experiences of discrimination on campus and conversion therapy. It is an eye-opening conversation about a university that claims to feign Christian values but, in reality, is just an immoral moneymaker more concerned with political power than the Kingdom of God. After all, who can forget Jerry Falwell Jr's cuckolding adventures with the pool boy that made national news? His father would be proud. Follow Lucas Wilson here:  Instagram - @lukeslamdunkwilson Twitter - @wilson_fw More on the story - www.advocate.com/commentary/2021/5/13/gay-man-says-he-was-tormented-liberty-university-now-hes-suing Come along for the ride as we skewer through life, culture, and spirituality in the face of a changing world. www.SnarkyFaith.com

Conspirituality
69: Fascism Down Under!!! (w/Dr. Izzy Smith)

Conspirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 134:24


This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom rode sane pandemic messaging to victory against the Republican-led recall election by a huge margin. Unsurprisingly, voting patterns perfectly matched the state COVID heat map, with fans of the recall suffering the worst outbreaks. Meanwhile, a strict lockdown in Australia, which is experiencing a Delta outbreak, led to American libertarians and right-wing commentators screaming fascism! We talk to Decoding... Read More

Bankless
Layer Zero | Justin Drake

Bankless

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 94:46


Justin Drake joins the third episode of Layer Zero to discuss coining ‘Ultra Sound Money,' which sent supersonic waves through the Ethereum community. Unsurprisingly, Justin is a deeply compelling individual with a powerful drive to work hard and pursue individuality. From Quantum Computing to engineering Layer Zero, Justin's holistic approach to the space really comes through as we discuss what it means to work for a meme. ------

Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
Work, Sweat, Die: The Price of Really Hot Jobs

Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 2:00


Here's a hot topic for Labor Day: Heat. It's been a hell of a hot summer, exploding the top off thermometers with triple-digit readings across the country. As we're learning, week after week of this debilitating heat intensifies wildfires, causes electric grids to fail, kills millions of wild animals (including fish!), burns up crops, and concentrates toxic air. But there's another impact that draws little notice: Heat kills workers. Indeed, searing days of 95-100-110 degrees are killing and injuring more US workers each year than all the floods, hurricanes, and tornados combined. Those toiling outdoors – including farmworkers, roofers and carpenters, airport ground crews, landscapers, road and street repairers, letter carriers, and trash collectors – are in the direct line of fire for this invisible, insidious killer. But working indoors is no better if there's no AC, for metal and stone warehouses and manufacturing plants become ovens. Then, welcome to climate change – 20 of the last 21 years gave us the hottest temperatures on record. Unsurprisingly, the yearly number of worker heat deaths in that period doubled. Also, researchers have determined that extreme workplace heat is causing about 170,000 people a year to suffer injuries on the job. The impact of heat is poorly understood, even by workers. A sudden heat stroke is not the only worry, for rising body temperatures can quickly fuzz the mind, weaken muscles, numb concentration. So, workers fall, their hands get caught in machinery, they touch the wrong wire, etc. America's power elites – sitting in climate-controlled executive suites, distant legislative chambers, and comfortable editorial offices – literally don't feel the intensity of this heat, so the richest country in the history of the world continues to subject millions of its people to senseless suffering and death, not even talking about this embarrassment, much less stopping it.

How to Be a Better Human
How humility and bravery can help your career

How to Be a Better Human

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 15:33


Whether they are academics, designers, medical professionals, or anything in between, our guests are leaders in their fields whose expertise goes beyond their TED and TEDx talks. Unsurprisingly, they've garnered wisdom on how to navigate or forge a successful career. In today's episode, organizational psychologist David Burkus, management professor Christine Porath, and Hollywood executive Franklin Leonard share powerful ideas and accessible strategies for anyone looking for thoughtful career advice.

rSlash
r/Prorevenge My Boss Stole from Me, So I Ruined His Business & Marriage!

rSlash

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 20:05


r/Prorevenge In today's episode, OP works at Subway for an incredibly toxic, penny-pinching boss who breaks the law to save a few bucks. Unsurprisingly, the manager also tries to screw over OP by paying him less. OP isn't having any of that, so gets some prorevenge by reporting his boss's crimes to the local authorities. Say goodbye to your business, boss! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Be There in Five
This Is Me Twi-ing (Twilight Deep Dive)

Be There in Five

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 150:00


This week, Kate is joined by Cathy Peshek (@poorlittleitgirl) to deep dive the Twilight Saga. Twilight has experienced somewhat of an internet renaissance ever since all 5 movies arrived on Netflix in July. Unsurprisingly, these ageless vampires did not exactly age well, so Kate and Cathy both celebrate and lament elements of the books/movies; from loving them for what they were to understanding the more troubling themes that seem so obvious now. They discuss the standout themes from each movie, why Bella served as a vessel for the emotionally fragile, discuss pet peeves/plot holes, delve into crowdsourced questions from Instagram, and all-in-all, just thoroughly enjoy taking a supermassive black hole of a deep dive into this iconic moment in pop culture. Enjoy!Look out for bonus content later this week on Patreon: patreon.com/bethereinfiveDonate to https://mthg.org/ to help secure the future of the Quileute tribe by moving the at-risk community to the safe zone where their culture and heritage can continue to thrive for generations to come.Listeners can receive 10% off your first order over $150 plus free shipping. Visit Cuyana.com/BETHEREINFIVE to get your individual codeGrab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code BETHEREINFIVE at checkoutTo see terms and learn more about how to earn $10 cashback, go to paypal.com/BETHEREINFIVE. To get $10 cashback on your first transaction of $20 or more, just head to your local CVS and pay using your PayPal or Venmo appGet key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/BETHEREINFIVE to start your Ritual today

Be There in Five
This Is Me Twi-ing (Twilight Saga Deep Dive)

Be There in Five

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 150:00


This week, Kate is joined by Cathy Peshek (@poorlittleitgirl) to deep dive the Twilight Saga. Twilight has experienced somewhat of an internet renaissance ever since all 5 movies arrived on Netflix in July. Unsurprisingly, these ageless vampires did not exactly age well, so Kate and Cathy both celebrate and lament elements of the books/movies; from loving them for what they were to understanding the more troubling themes that seem so obvious now. They discuss the standout themes from each movie, why Bella served as a vessel for the emotionally fragile, discuss pet peeves/plot holes, delve into crowdsourced questions from Instagram, and all-in-all, just thoroughly enjoy taking a supermassive black hole of a deep dive into this iconic moment in pop culture. Enjoy!Look out for bonus content later this week on Patreon: patreon.com/bethereinfiveDonate to https://mthg.org/ to help secure the future of the Quileute tribe by moving the at-risk community to the safe zone where their culture and heritage can continue to thrive for generations to come.Listeners can receive 10% off your first order over $150 plus free shipping. Visit Cuyana.com/BETHEREINFIVE to get your individual codeGrab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code BETHEREINFIVE at checkoutTo see terms and learn more about how to earn $10 cashback, go to paypal.com/BETHEREINFIVE. To get $10 cashback on your first transaction of $20 or more, just head to your local CVS and pay using your PayPal or Venmo appGet key nutrients–without the B.S. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/BETHEREINFIVE to start your Ritual today