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Psychologists Off The Clock: A Psychology Podcast About The Science And Practice Of Living Well

Finding moments of silence can be difficult in our chaotic, constantly-connected world. But, Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz, co-authors of ‘Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise', say it's worth the effort. Shedding light on the many dimensions of silence, Justin and Leigh explore how cutting through the clutter can lead to greater clarity, structure, and improved health in our lives. You'll discover how to transcend the noise and uncover a more fulfilling life and edified mind in the process. Listen and Learn:  What compelled Justin and Leigh to write a book on silence?  Silence: what is it and why does it matter? Silence vs. mindfulness The implications of auditory and informational noise in today's modern world  What causes us to fear silence and how can we overcome it? The role silence plays in achieving clarity, awareness, and a better sense of connection    Shared silence magnifies its impact Practicing silence in the midst of chaos The importance of identifying noise and appreciating silence   Resources:  To learn more about Justin, visit: https://justinzorn.com/ To learn more about Leigh, visit: https://leighmarz.com/ Check out Justin's and Leigh's book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise Grab your copy of all our favorite books at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych, including Yael's new book, Work, Parent, Thrive!  Check out Debbie, Yael, and Jill's websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more! About Justin Zorn: Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a strategist and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. A Harvard-and-Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of human thriving, he has written for the Washington Post,The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. Justin is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. He is cofounder of Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges contemplation and action, helping leaders and teams envision and communicate solutions to complex challenges. Justin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and three children. About Leigh Marz: Leigh Marz is a collaboration and leadership coach for major universities, corporations, and federal agencies as well as a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West. She has led training programs to promote an experimental mindset among teams at NASA and a decade-long cross-sector collaboration to reduce toxic chemicals in products, in partnership with Green Science Policy Institute, Harvard University, IKEA, Google, and Kaiser Permanente. Leigh is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. She is the co-founder of Astrea Strategies. Leigh lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter. Related Episodes:  139. Neurodharma with Rick Hanson (Part 1) 140. Neurodharma with Rick Hanson (Part 2) 177. Mind-Body Practices for Stress and Overwhelm with Rebekkah LaDyne 201. Fierce Compassion with Kristin Neff 210. Strategies for Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay 232. Grounded to Soar Into 2022 with Brad Stulberg 251. Wonder with Frank Keil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1526 A History of Political Violence in the US

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 73:51


Air Date 11/15/2022 Today, we take a look at our extremely steady history of political violence from the Revolution, through the Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, into the Civil Rights era, the Militia Movement and domestic terrorism, and now to our current once-again-radicalized, right-wing movement willing to use and tacitly condone violence as a political tactic. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows and Bonus Content) Join our Discord community! OUR AFFILIATE LINKS: ExpressVPN.com/BestOfTheLeft GET INTERNET PRIVACY WITH EXPRESS VPN! BestOfTheLeft.com/Libro SUPPORT INDIE BOOKSHOPS, GET YOUR AUDIOBOOK FROM LIBRO! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Capitol Attack Wasn't the 1st Violent Incident in Congress - Inside Edition - Air Date 1-20-22 According to Yale historian Joanne Freeman, “The caning of Charles Sumner, which happened in 1856, is pretty much the most famous violent incident in the US Congress.” Ch. 2: A history of US political violence Part 1 - Americast - Air Date 11-2-22 The Americast team looks at how the attack has led to the sharing of disinformation on social media and Justin and Sarah speak to author Josh Zeitz about the history of political violence in the US. Ch. 3: Storm of White Right Wing Violence Isn't Coming... It's Here Featuring Luke Mogelson Part 1 - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 9-15-22 Right-wing violence isn't just sporadic it is a war against American values. The most startling details on right-wing militias, violence, and Trump are coming from Luke Mogelson, an award-winning war reporter. Ch. 4: Political Violence Is No Anomaly in American History - System Check - Air Date 1-8-21 Our guest and guide this week is Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. He reminds us that the violence we saw at the Capitol this week is not an anomaly—in fact, political violence is what birthed this nation. Ch. 5: Today's Republicans were made in the 1990s - The Gray Area with Sean Illing - Air Date 11-7-22 Sean Ililing talks with author Nicole Hemmer, who shows how the GOP became what it is today Ch. 6: Storm of White Right Wing Violence Isn't Coming... It's Here Featuring Luke Mogelson Part 2 - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 9-15-22 Ch. 7: Some Democrats call on McCarthy to resign after comment 'hard not to hit' Pelosi with speaker's gavel - ABC News - Air Date 8-2-21 An aide to McCarthy said "he was obviously joking" without commenting further. Ch. 8: Paul Pelosi attacked with hammer in his home - ABC News - Air Date 10-29-22 Officials say the suspect was targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ch. 9: A history of US political violence Part 2 - Americast - Air Date 11-2-22 Ch. 10: Political Violence - In the Thick - Air Date 11-4-22 “The political violence in our nation's history is organized and purposeful. It is normalized by rhetoric that justifies it, and often encourages it,” writes Jeremi Suri on the attack on Paul Pelosi, in this piece for Time Magazine. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 11: Today's Republicans were made in the 1990s Part 2 - The Gray Area with Sean Illing - Air Date 11-7-22 VOICEMAILS Ch. 12: Not just winning, defeating - V from Central New York FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 12: Final comments on the bipartisan uses of Rules for Radicals MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions) Show Image: Description: A newspaper cartoon/drawing of Senator Sumner being beaten on the floor of the Senate with a cane by Sen. Preston Brooks in 1856. Credit: “Southern Chivalry - Argument vs. Clubs” by J.L. Magee, 1856 | Public Domain   Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

Carolina Crimes
EPISODE 92: "Blondes, Booze, and Bribes": The Life and Crimes of US Congressman John Jenrette

Carolina Crimes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 52:33


In honor of Election Day this week, we visit the rise and fall of Rep. John Jenrette. As a charismatic congressman, he had mass appeal, but his quest for fame and fortune eventually ended his wild ride in Washington.Get your Carolina Crimes gear at www.carolinacrimesstore.com Visit us on Social Media:Facebook: Carolina Crimes PodcastTwitter: @SCcrimespod Sources:Capitol Steps and Missteps: The Wild, Improbable Ride of Congressman John Jenrette By: Jon F. Clark and Cookie Miller VanSiceOrder here: https://www.amazon.com/Capitol-Steps-Missteps-Improbable-Congressman-ebook/dp/B074QNN4T4https://www.thecolumbiastar.com/articles/part-vi-work-marriage-and-moving-on-the-columbia-years-excerpts-from-capitol-steps-the-rise-fall-and-redemption-of-congressman-jenrette/https://www.thecolumbiastar.com/articles/part-ii-travels-with-alex/https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/ex-congressional-aides-take-a-new-look-at-john-jenrette-and-his-rollicking-career/article_19531e68-8f35-11e7-a028-8be5c632ea4c.htmlhttps://amp.thestate.com/news/local/article166755482.html

Midday
Politics: Winners, losers & power shifts in the '22 midterm elections

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 48:24


It's Midday on Politics.  Tom's first guest today is Heather Mizeur. She is a former delegate from Montgomery County in the Maryland General Assembly. For the past several years, she and her wife have lived on a farm near Chestertown. In 2014, she ran for governor, losing to Anthony Brown in the Democratic primary. And this year, she ran for the US Congress in the first district, against the incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Harris. Harris prevailed in that race, as he has on 6 previous occasions. Harris won by a large margin, drawing 56.7% of the vote to Mizeur's 40.8%, according to the MD State Board of Elections' unofficial results as of Friday (11/11).  That margin is about the same as the one Democrat Jesse Colvin lost by in 2018, the last midterm challenge to Harris. But Heather Mizeur mounted a vigorous and broad-based campaign in the heavily Republican district. She raised more money than Rep. Harris, and she actively engaged his supporters. We've invited Mizeur to join us today to reflect on the campaign, and the lessons that she learned, and the lessons that we all can learn. Heather Mizeur joins us on Zoom from Chestertown. Later in the hour, Tom speaks with Pamela Wood, who covers politics and government for WYPR's partner news organization, the Baltimore Banner, about the transition between MD Gov. Larry Hogan's administration and the incoming administration of Governor-elect Wes Moore. Pamela Wood joins us on Zoom. Then, we take a look at the latest developments in the epic battle to retain or acquire a majority in the US Congress. Tom's final guest today is Theo Meyer, a national political reporter with the Washington Post, and co-author of the Early 202 newsletter. Theo Meyer joins us on our digital line from Washington, DC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Politics Done Right
Linda Nuno, Democratic Candidate for US Congress Texas Dist. 10, speaks about political engagement.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:23


Democratic Candidate for US Congress Texas District 10, Linda Nuno, spoke about more than her race but about political activism and engagement. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

The San Francisco Experience
The Midterm Election Results : Where do we stand ? Talking with Professor David McCuan, Chair Political Science Department, Sonoma State University

The San Francisco Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 32:26


Two days after the Midterm elections and we are still waiting to find out if Democrats or Republicans will control the US Congress. And what happened to the Republican Red Wave ? David McCuan shares his perspective on the outcome. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/message

As It Is - Voice of America
First Member of Generation Z Elected to US Congress - November 10, 2022

As It Is - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 3:10


RNZ: Morning Report
Control of US Senate on knife-edge

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 8:46


The fight for control of the US Congress is on a knife-edge, as Democrats dash Republican expectations of a resounding victory. Results are still rolling in for the elections. While the Republicans are favoured to win the House of Representatives, the Senate is still anybody's game. Brent Budowsky, political columnist for The Hill, spoke to Corin Dann.  

Vince Coakley Podcast
Recapping the 2022 midterms

Vince Coakley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 58:27


Vince recaps the 2022 midterms and what it means for the Democrat and Republican parties. BBC has a breakdown of the races:   The US Congress is made up of two parts - the House of Representatives and the Senate. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for grabs. Members of the House represent their local populations and Senators represent the interests of their states.  Although President Joe Biden, a Democrat, is not on the ballot, the midterms will shape the fate of his agenda. If Democrats lose control of either the House or the Senate, Republicans will be able to block his plans.  Former president Donald Trump warned Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis not to launch a presidential bid following his landslide victory on Tuesday. He called the rising Republican star "Ron DeSanctimonious" at a rally over the weekend.  Also, more of the top stories of the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Asian Americans
175 // Joseph Juhn // Storyteller + Filmmaker // Chosen

Dear Asian Americans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 88:02


Joseph Juhn, lawyer-turned-filmmaker, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his documentary Chosen, which follows five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds and competing political views as they run for US Congress in 2020. Joseph shares how the documentary came to be, his path from lawyer to filmmaker, and how his family became Korean American. Listen in as Jerry and Joseph discuss what it means to be Korean outside of Korea, standout moments during the filmmaking process, and the impact that Chosen has had on the Asian American community. Meet JosephJoseph Juhn is a lawyer-turned-filmmaker with passion for diasporic narratives. He recently finished his second documentary, "CHOSEN", which is about 5 Korean Americans that ran for US Congress in 2020. Joseph's first feature documentary, "JERONIMO", a film about a Korean Cuban revolutionary, opened in theaters in Korea in 2019 and sparked a nationwide discourse on the concept of Korean diaspora. Prior to working on “JERONIMO” full-time, Joseph was an in-house counsel at the Manhattan-based South Korean government agency (KOTRA) for 4 years where he advised Korean companies and entrepreneurs on US intellectual property and startup law. Joseph studied Film and Video at UC San Diego and got his JD at Syracuse University College of Law. Connect with JosephInstagram | Facebook | LinkedInSupport CHOSEN: https://www.tfaforms.com/4895614Watch JERONIMO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jeronimo// It's that time again. Time to catch up with family. Time to share that home cooking that you've been craving. And yes, time to update your COVID vaccine.Updated vaccines now protect against the original COVID virus and Omicron. They're here just in time to make those family gatherings safer and extra special.Schedule your free vaccine today. Find updated COVID vaccines for everyone 5+ at VACCINES.GOVWe can do this. Paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.// Support Dear Asian Americans:Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/dearasianamericans/Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerrywonSubscribe to the Newsletter: https://subscribepage.io/daanewsletterLearn more about DAA Creator and Host Jerry Won:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/// Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms:Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.comApple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.comSpotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.comStitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.comGoogle: https://google.dearasianamericans.com  Follow us on Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans // Join the Asian Podcast Network:Web: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/Dear Asian Americans is produced by Just Like Media:Web: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia

As It Is - Voice of America
Control of US Congress Remains Undecided - November 09, 2022

As It Is - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 6:42


TLDR Daily Briefing
November 9: Midterm Results: How the Democrats Did Shockingly Well

TLDR Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 9:25


Sign up for a CuriosityStream subscription and also get a FREE Nebula subscription (the streaming platform built by creators): http://CuriosityStream.com/TLDRdailyWelcome to the TLDR News Daily BriefingControl of the US Congress hangs in the balance after the midterms. Also: Qatar's World Cup controversy; Italy rejects migrant rescue ship; and FoI revelations about the UK in Afghanistan.

Calvary Conversations
Supporting Pastors & Candidates Defending Biblical Values | Pastor Craig Roters | Season 2 Episode 9

Calvary Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 13:55


Thank you for watching Calvary Conversations with Moriah Roters, Pastor Craig Roters, and Shirl Lamonna! (SEASON 2 EPISODE 9) RESOURCES https://www.azvoterguide.com/ https://www.azcleanelections.gov/ https://www.myfaithvotes.org/ https://www.biblicalvoter.com/ https://www.azpolicy.org/ https://ivoterguide.com/ https://www.christianvoterguide.com/ To search votes of US Congress https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes# https://www.recorder.pima.gov/Recorde... Voter information - Find your precinct, Early Voting info, & FAQ. CALVARY CONVERSATIONS NEW WEBSITE ~ https://www.calvaryconversations.com DONATE ~ https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithe... YOUTUBE ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EihZIi3lYlc Follow us on Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryconv... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/calvaryconverations/support

PM full episode
Control of US Congress hangs in the balance

PM full episode

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 30:00


Counting continues for the US midterm elections and control of Congress remains up for grabs. We'll go to our correspondent at a Republican event in Arizona, where they're realising a so-called red wave won't materialise. 

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Control of US Congress up for grabs, still too close to call

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 12:21


Patrick Mara, Communications Chair of the Lehigh county Democratic Party, Bob Martin of the Lehigh County Democrats Committee and Jim Small, Editor of the Arizona Mirror, update us on the latest results from the US Midterm Elections.

RTÉ - News at One Podcast
US Congress battle on knife-edge after key Democrat wins

RTÉ - News at One Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 5:32


Analysis from our Washington Correspondent Sean Whelan.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Centrist Solutions for a Divided Government Post Midterms

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 10:13


It looks increasingly likely that the US Congress will be a divided government, with Republicans leading the House and Democrats leading the Senate. If that happens, bipartisanship will be the only way to pass legislation. Author and CEO of 1PointSix LLC breaks down the centrist solutions to everything from immigration to energy that both parties can find common ground on post midterms. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Debate
Fight for America's soul? High turnout in bitter battle for US Congress

The Debate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 46:06


Is democracy really on the ballot, as Joe Biden claims? The whole world is watching the US midterm elections: the first since Russia's invasion of Ukraine fuelled soaring inflation and the first federal elections since Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. We ask about the issues that have pollsters predicting a win for opposition Republicans and what to make of anticipated record turnout in many races.

The WarOn Report
Midterm 2022 Election Eve Special

The WarOn Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 10:16


We cover the top races for the midterm, 2022 elections, including where the projections land for the US Congress, US Senate, and governorships. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

World Business Report
US midterms: Is the economy the biggest factor in the electorate's mind?

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 26:58


The midterm elections decide the makeup of the US Congress, which has two parts: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Voting is held every two years and when they fall in the middle of the president's four-year term of office. We hear from Kenneth Mayor, Professor Department of political science at the University of Wisconsin and Anna Wong, US Chief Economist at Bloomberg Economics, Former member of the Federal Reserve Board, White House Council of Economics Advisers, and U.S. Treasury. Belarus has banned the imports of Skoda, Liqui Moly and Beiersdorf products. Belarusian economist Jaroslav Romanchuk explains the economic impact. India's Supreme Court has upheld a controversial law that allows 10% of college places and government jobs to be reserved for poor people. Indian lawyer Nikita Sonavane tells us more. (Picture: American flag in Midtown Manhattan Credit: Getty Images)

The VeteranCrowd Spotlight
163 -Eli Crane - Navy Veteran Running for U.S. Congress

The VeteranCrowd Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 13:17


Eli Crane - Navy Veteran Running for U.S. Congress Eli has five war time deployments, three of them to the Middle East with SEAL Team 3 and served our country for 13 years. Many of the lessons he learned in the service set him up for success in the entrepreneurial world and now for his journey running as a congressional candidate.  Congress Eli wants to take his veteran and entrepreneurial experience to capitol hill. He's frustrated with the direction of this country and lack of leadership. He wants his kids to grow up with the same freedom and prosperity that he did. “I'm hoping that stepping up, stepping out and being willing to lead, encourages and gives others courage to go do the same thing.” Whether serving on the battlefield, running a business or now running for congress, nothing is done by yourself. Eli is looking for your support in this next election.   Bottle Breacher Bottle Breacher is veteran owned and operated. “We aim to provide the best hand crafted, personalized man-gifts, groomsman gifts and corporate/promotional products on the market." Being a "Made in America" brand is important to Bottle Breacher. It creates local jobs and gives back to the community. Due to their success they donate to over 100 non-profits. Learn More Instagram: @EliCrane_CEO www.eliforarizona.com www.bottlebreacher.com VeteranCrowd Network Our "forever promise" is to build the veteran and military spouse community a place to connect and engage. VeteranCrowd is simply a national network of veterans, veteran led businesses and the resources they need to prosper. Subscribe to stay in touch. About Your Host Bob Louthan is a VMI Graduate, Army veteran, and executive with over 25 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and private capital formation. He founded the VeteranCrowd Network to bring veterans and veteran-led businesses together with each other and the resources they need to prosper.    

The Take
How conservative talk radio influences US voters

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 21:46


Conservative talk radio, a medium full of large personalities and strong opinions, is popular among much of the United States population. In 2016, it drove many Republican voters to pick one of the country's most right-wing candidates running. Now, with an upcoming midterm election that will decide the political makeup of the US Congress, The Take looks at what the power of conservative talk radio looks like now. In this episode:  Flo Phillips (@phillipsflo), senior producer and reporter for Al Jazeera's The Listening Post  Episode credits: This episode was produced by Chloe K. Li, and our host, Halla Mohieddeen.  Ruby Zaman fact-checked this episode. Our production team includes Chloe K. Li, Alexandra Locke, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Ruby Zaman.  Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

John Solomon Reports
Rep. Grothman to voters: Innocence of children on the ballot, we've got to wake up or will have a different America

John Solomon Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 41:56


Rep. Glenn Grothman appeals to voters on the eve of the midterm elections, "among many other Democrat initiatives out there, every single Democrat in Congress, 220 out of 220, voted for the LGBTI Data Inclusion Act, saying that all Americans are going to be asked what their sexual preference are. Are you transgender? Are you binary? Are you gay? And by all Americans, I mean, Americans down to seven, six, or five-years-old.” The Wisconsin Congressman says, "the idea that would be the government's business to ask a 30-year-old, what their sexual preferences is outlandish. It's more outlandish when we talk about 14-years-old, it's more outlandish when we talk about nine-years-old that had passed out of the House of Representatives. If there were two more Democrat senators that would be the law today, this idea of robbing children of their childhood, asking an eight or nine-year-old, are you gay? Are you transgender is beyond belief. It's beyond belief, the local nuts school board did it. It's more beyond belief, if the US Congress does it, and we are very close to that happening.” Congressman speaks to the imporatant goal of waking up the public. Congressman says, "that the only reason that [Democrats] been able to get away with this is, that the public has been asleep or not caring. And the idea that we should sit here, as our young children become sexualized, or wondering whether they're gay or transgendered. It's just beyond belief. I think the Republicans are focusing on inflation and crime, and that's fine. But they also ought to be telling the parents of children out there, telling everybody, that the privacy of the adults is on the line, and the innocence of children is on the line. Every one of these Democrats wants to ask young children, are you gay or not, at a very young age, and that is just so far from what our country's value should be.” The Congressman discusses important issues that have been left to the wayside such as open borders, crime, the drug overdose epedemic is because "the Democrats are able to get away with this is because don't pay a price at the polls.” Grothman appeals to the American public that they have "got to wake up, or we will permanently have a very different sort of America."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

News/Talk 94.9 WSJM
Tim Wallberg and Bart Goldberg; With Respect 11/06/22

News/Talk 94.9 WSJM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 62:53


John's program this week is a replay of the show with the candidates for US Congress from the 5th District, the incumbent Republican congressman, Tim Wallberg, and his Democrat challenger, Bart Goldberg, They discuss their positions and

O'Connor & Company
11.04.22: Jim Myles Interview

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 8:19


Jim Myles, Republican nominee for the Virginia 11 race against Rep  Gerry Connolly. Myles is a retired Federal Judge, Air Force Pilot, husband, father & Republican for US Congress, joined WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" radio program about hiw run for office and joining the Youngkin Red Vest Club yesterday. Red Vest tweet: https://twitter.com/RobDamschen/status/1588284201459421184 Website: https://mylesforcongress.com/ For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor,  @Jgunlock,  @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Michael Dukes Show
Thursday // 11 - 3 - 22 //Headlines, Candidates Jamie Allard & Chris Bye

The Michael Dukes Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 126:00


Today we start with headlines and analysis of what could effect the election next week. Then we jump into it with Jamie Allard, candidate for State House in Dist 23 (NO SHOW). In hour two we get a chance to visit with our friend Chris Bye and talk about his run for US Congress as a libertarian.

The Commute with Carlson
WA 8th election: Matt Larkin talks inflation and abortion

The Commute with Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 13:58


KVI's John Carlson interviews Republican candidate for US Congress, Matt Larkin, running against incumbent Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier in the Washington 8th District. Topics include inflation, abortion access, why Congressional Democrats and Pres. Biden are like George Costanza on the TV show "Seinfeld".

FT News Briefing
Lula's comeback, Bolsonaro's silence

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 10:04


Joe Biden calls on US Congress to tax oil companies until they pump more oil, and Renault and Nissan close in on a deal to reshape their partnership. Plus, the FT's Latin America editor, Michael Stott, discusses the presidential election in Brazil. Mentioned in this podcast:Biden to float tax penalties on oil companies reaping record profitsLula keeps investors guessing on his economic vision for BrazilRenault and Nissan close in on a deal to save longtime alliance The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Today in Focus
Culture wars, abortion and conspiracy theories: what the midterms tell us about the US

Today in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 34:08


Florida used to be seen as a swing state but in recent years it has lurched further and further to the right. Now there are worries democracy itself is under threat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

Canusa Street - Intersecting the Canada U.S. Relationship

Chris and Scotty sit with constitutional expert Susan Lagon from the Georgetown Government Affairs Institute. Professor Lagon not only knows the US Congress but she knows Canada and parliamentary systems too! She gives us great insights into the differences between the governments on both sides of Canusa Street.

The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour

This must listen to show covers the win-win philosophy of an ESOP conversion, where in a nutshell, the Employees Stock Ownership Purchase Plan is an incredible tool for business owners to cash out some or all of their ownership interest mostly tax-free. It also allows them to share their success with management and employees all with the blessings and the support of the US Government who has been backing the ESOP concept since its adoption by the US Congress in 1974. ESOP implementation is significantly easier to accomplish, dramatically less expensive, not as disruptive to the day-to-day business activities as a standard due diligence process, yet provides an attractive valuation, allows the owner to maintain control and collect the proceeds under very efficient tax exempt guidelines, all while being fully supported by the US Government. Tune in to learn more about the value of this win-win mindset and positioning in business.

The Modern CFO
Modernizing The Capital Raising Process With DealMaker's Mat Goldstein

The Modern CFO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 39:43


Raising capital can be a tedious process, even after investors have agreed to commit capital. This realization was the catalyst for experienced Bay Street lawyers Mat Goldstein and Rebecca Kacaba launching DealMaker—a digital transaction management platform that provides a seamless, headache-free investor experience. Since the platform's inception in 2018, companies of all sizes have used DealMaker to launch and market their offerings to investors across the globe.In this episode of The Modern CFO, Mat talks with host Andrew Seski about the future of digital capital formation and what sets DealMaker apart from other cloud-based platforms offering capital raising solutions.‍‍Show Links Check out DealMaker Connect with Mat Goldstein on LinkedIn Check out Nth Round Connect with Andrew Seski on LinkedIn TranscriptPlease note that the transcript is AI-generated and may contain errors. The content in the podcast is not intended as investment advice, and is meant for informational and entertainment purposes only.‍[00:00:00] Andrew Seski: Hello everyone and welcome back to The Modern CFO Podcast. As always, I'm your host, Andrew Seski. Today, we're joined by Mat Goldstein, co-founder of DealMaker. Mat, thanks so much for being here. [00:00:20] Mat Goldstein: I'm delighted to be here. Thanks, Andrew. [00:00:22] Andrew Seski: So before we kick off, let's talk about DealMaker and what it is. What does it mean to turn a simple capital raise into e-commerce?[00:00:30] Mat Goldstein: Yeah. DealMaker, first and foremost, is a technology company. Our platform is used by issuers. You know, think, when I say "issuers," think "founders." You know, companies who are raising capital, who are looking to solve an age problem of how to engage with prospective investors and turn them into a source of capital. Using our software, an entrepreneur can start an online store and run a full e-commerce campaign, identify leads, create a relationship with a community, engage with that community to turn it into a source of capital, and rely on the analytics, payment processing, and full set of functionalities you'd expect in a Shopify store. You can leverage that for a capital raise campaign. So that's what we mean by turning raising capital into e-commerce. It means using the internet as your medium of sale and using the tools of e-commerce to identify an audience, engage with it, and turn that into a source of capital. [00:01:38] Andrew Seski: So let's talk about how you identified the need for DealMaker and what actually catalyzed the entrepreneurial spirit in yourself to go start something new. You were a lawyer in your previous life. So now, are there no efficiencies when it comes to the legal frameworks of startups? Because I'm sure between all of the different types of offerings, whether you're doing Reg CF, Reg A, Reg A+, and having all of these actually change a bit probably over the last 10 to 20 years between the US and Canada, did you notice any major inefficiencies that catalyzed your, you know, desire to go try to solve some with technology?[00:02:16] Mat Goldstein: Well, Andrew, that's what we lawyers would call a leading question. You're right. So look, you know, Rebecca and I started this company back in, you know, back when we were still practicing law early kind of 2017. We did our beta in 2017. We started planning the company earlier in 2016. We were both partners at an international law firm. And in our daily practice, we dealt with technology companies and we came to understand that kind of lean startup mentality of how to solve a problem using technology by build-measure-learn. And we, you know, one day, we sat down with a whiteboard and we mapped out what the steps were in a capital markets transaction. [00:02:58] And when I say "capital markets transaction," I really just mean a company selling shares, right? And it's crazy. I mean, you have to identify, there are eligibility requirements when you're selling chairs in the exempt markets. I can get into all that. It's like, you know, you've got public companies who are listed on stock exchanges. They have a whole infrastructure to raise capital, and it's automated, and it's built on, you know, brokerage houses where you go into your Robinhood account and you press "buy" or "sell." And, you know, technology takes over. The private markets have nothing like that. Just nothing. If you and your co-founders were raising capital, which, you know, you've done so you can talk about, then you're in the exempt markets. You're not a public company. You don't have access to that infrastructure. So you need a lawyer to draft a subscription agreement. The investors have to be eligible to buy exempt market securities, which means they need to be accredited in some way or the offering needs to be qualified in a different way. They'll need to fill in the certificate, they'll need to send in the money, the money they send in has to match the order on the form. And there's a whole nine depth, you know, kabuki dance to get to a closing, which just costs everybody time, money, and headaches. [00:04:15] And so, we looked at that and said, "Well, isn't raising capital really just sales?" Right? And that's something you and I have chatted about before. Isn't it just sales? How is it different? You're identifying somebody who, you know, likes what you have. You've got an ideal profile in mind and you wanna eliminate any friction in between them liking what you have and, you know, you making the transaction. And so, there's a playbook for this. It's called the internet. And if you think back to the early days of e-commerce, you had shoe stores who would go to like Accenture and custom-build a website to sell shoes online. And along came Shopify and said, "You don't have to do that anymore. We built a platform. You can license an online store and it has everything you need to run a campaign on the internet and you have to find the buyers." That's the Shopify model. And that's our model as well. [00:05:20] And at the end of the day, there's just some stuff you can't outsource or automate. If you are a founder, it's you that people are investing in. You have to be front and center of your store. But we built a technology platform that puts the issuer front and center, puts the founder front and center, and going out to raise capital then becomes an exercise in, you know, e-commerce, right? Identifying the prospects, engaging with them in a way that, you know, speaks with them, that they connect with, using analytics to see who's likely to close, right? All of the tools of the modern kind of sales funnel management — the CRM, the prospecting, the elimination of friction in getting an order form signed, elimination of friction in taking payments online using credit card — we built all of that. [00:06:10] And over time, it became, you know, something that, I think it's true whenever you introduce innovation into a market, there's a dynamic, right? The market response, the innovation, and it unlocked people's minds. So in the very early days, right, there were, you know, people who were raising capital from friends and family and from kind of pre-IPO rounds and following the same steps that traditional capital raising would follow. But over time, as people came to really understand, you know, you mentioned Reg A and Reg CF, these are major innovations in US Securities Law that open up the ability of founders to raise capital online, and to take payment by credit card, and to market to the public at large, and to run ads on the sides of buses if they want, right, or to run, you know, ads on Google, Facebook, Instagram, right? To identify where audiences are online, it used to be you'd go and pitch in like a hotel lobby or a restaurant, right? And now, you've got the internet at your fingertips to identify your community, to build that community, and to engage with people in a way that makes it more likely for you to find them and for them to find you. And that's the story of DealMaker. [00:07:34] Andrew Seski: That's awesome. Thanks so much for sharing that. There might be some other leading questions here, but we have a really sophisticated audience of CFOs, so I kind of want to get into maybe a philosophical conversation before hitting some of the major trends of why I think it's really important to have these fundraising conversations today and in this environment. [00:07:51] One of the things that I keep a really close eye on has been the accreditation standard, here in the US anyway. And I've listened to the conversations. They're public conversations that the SEC has, and they take comments and notes from the outside. And I have to say I'm relatively unimpressed by some of the ideas, you know? It's "Go get an MBA," "Go get a JD," you know, maybe pass a test or. So I'm really curious to see what ends up happening because there's a huge push of people who are highly sophisticated who I feel should likely, you know, start to break down the barriers of accreditation. [00:08:24] But one of the critiques, and I'm sure you've heard this in earlier days of DealMaker likely, but what would you respond to, you know, in the earlier days, maybe less so now, all that was democratized was the risk of earlier stage investments as opposed to some of the higher quality opportunities, and that those who were trying to be innovative in their fundraise may have been excluded from institutional dollars. I don't think that's the case as we stand today. I think those looking for innovative raises have maybe a unique product that's more consumer-oriented. But kind of curious on your take of that critique because I think it's something in the back of some CFOs' minds and the idea if they want to open up a raise to more people, it might be more onerous to manage, you know, a messier cap table. Does technology solve for some of that? And how are you thinking about that from your vantage point maybe in the last five years?[00:09:17] Mat Goldstein: Yeah. So I think there's a lot there. I mean, look. Let's start with the traditional capital market, right? I don't think it's a secret, and I don't think I'm casting aspersions to say the traditional capital market functions very conservatively. There's quite a select group, you know, who consistently get funded by VC and institutional capital, and that group has certain attributes that don't include, you know, the public at large. Like you can read the stats yourself, but 2% of VC funding go to, you know, the nontraditional founders, the founders that don't meet, you know, traditional demographic criteria. So I don't think that's a secret. I think the way the capital markets have functioned for a long time has been very exclusive. [00:09:59] And, you know, over the last five years in particular, and if you go back to 2012, you have the JOBS Act, which was an Act of US Congress designed to say like, can we open up the capital markets to, on one side, you know, non-accredited investors who wanna participate and, on the other side, founders who are blocked from accessing capital in traditional ways? And, you know, they're gonna go out and create jobs. They're gonna go out and bring innovation into the economy. Can we not let those two sides of a marketplace find each other by removing some of the barriers? And over time, I mean, 2012 is the signing of the JOBS Act, but the, you know, the Reg CF rules and the Reg A rules, which, for people who don't know, like when we say "equity crowdfunding," we're talking about a bundle of regulations. And just without going too deep into the weeds, the bundle of regulations are designed to open up the sale of private market securities to non-accredited investors; to make a purchase and to open up the marketing of some of these securities to the public at large. In the traditional capital markets, you can't go around marketing to the public at large, and you can't go around making sale of exempt market securities to, you know, basically non-accredited investors. [00:11:25] And so, the world we've moved into is a world where US Congress has signaled, let's open things up for founders to access capital and let's open things up for, you know, ordinary people — people like me and you, you know, who have, you know, normal jobs and aren't hedge fund managers. Can they invest and make, you know, make a contribution to companies who are growing and get in on some of the real success stories? So, you know, you've seen the energy in WallStreetBets and in Reddit and, you know, GameStop was a great example. But these are signals, right, that there's an opportunity to open up this market for capital, for a public that's hungry for it and for founders who have been blocked in the traditional capital markets.[00:12:13] Andrew Seski: Alright. So you teed it up. So let's talk rise of retail. So one of my favorite quotes that one of the co-founders of Nth Round always says is that to be a successful entrepreneur who raises outside capital, you need either people who are irrationally in love with you or your product. However, in the last, I don't know, 10, 15 years, you and your products have almost avatars in, you know, the digital world, where people can feel connected to you through social media for decades, where they feel like they're a part of your journey and love your product and can engage with you and your product, your services in a really, really modern way. And that irrational love can take place in different areas. [00:12:54] So I want to talk about, you know, some of the industries where we think this is probably gonna take place and grow the fastest. And then, I think it'd be really fun to talk about essentially where the marketplace will start to develop. Will it create, you know, a piece of venture? I mean, it's really interesting to see public and private markets converge at the top end, right? You see Tiger Global coming down in free IPO venture. You see private equity coming into Series A, which is, you know, everyone is mixing and merging fundraising rounds. It'll be really interesting to see if there's a critical mass that takes place in this small, medium-sized business that has equity crowdfunding because I think a big piece of this will end up being not just the raise itself, but also liquidity at the end of these journeys. So I think to hit that piece of liquidity and real returns, you know, the secondary markets might become more robust or that trickle-down will continue into these businesses as people look to, you know, alternative capital. And I think the alternative markets are a really promising place. I think people are, they get nervous with the volatility of our geopolitical scenarios. And, you know, maybe if they all had daily price graphs, people would be nervous about the private markets too. But traditionally, I think people are looking to be more well-diversified. [00:14:12] So I know that's a lot to throw at you. But I think maybe just kicking off with, you know, the overarching trends of people being able to find and establish a relationship with you and your services online is a trend that's not going away and becoming more prevalent than ever. So I would love to kind of hear your thoughts there and talk about some of the marketplaces you think are consolidating, growing the fastest. [00:14:33] Mat Goldstein: You know, I agree with you on kind of the, some of the major considerations that you outline. Like those are major considerations on how this market is evolving. But yeah, let's start with the first part. You know, you talk about irrational love. I would bring it back to the insight we started with, which is, you know, raising capital is just sales, you know? Andrew, wouldn't you agree for any sales, any successful business development, you have to create an emotional connection? Somebody's gonna give you money. You know, there has to be a lot of respect for the ask. You are asking someone to give you money. People, you know, earn their money and you are asking for them to entrust it to you, whether you're selling them a Tesla or you're selling them shares. I think, you know, go back to Guy Kawasaki, right? Delighting the customer. How is that any different in the sale of securities? Like the sale of securities is just sales. So creating an emotional connection is the foundation of a successful sale, in my opinion, right? And that's true if you're selling a Tesla, and it's true if you are selling security. [00:15:42] So, you know, we've learned over the past 10 years, certainly in the past, you know, two and something years of the pandemic in a more accelerated way, that you can still create emotional connections without being in person. I think that's not a controversial thing to say, right? I think, you know, the internet has opened our eyes to how people can find one another online. Like you can think of so many parallels. Dating, right? So building an emotional connection using the internet, building an emotional connection using Web3, building an emotional connection using text message, right? The technology, you know, I said earlier, the technology opens up and unlocks imagination, right? That's kind of one of the main things I mean. You can use technology to create a full community, and that community can engage with each other, right? They can engage with you and your product. They can, you know. And if we, and if now we now move the analogy over to securities, you turn that community towards the source of capital and think of kind of a full cycle and maybe at the end of that active community building, that community is trading amongst itself. So we can get kind of more granular on what that looks like, but I certainly believe that raising capital follows the same principles of sales. Building an emotional connection is fundamental. [00:17:14] And, you know, there's a lot of ways to do that. You know, great content can get the conversation started. Like the first thing you need to do is get attention, you know? Send a signal that cuts through the noise. And so, your ads have to resonate, you know, your video has to resonate. You have to create a signal. You have to pierce the noise and get attention. And then once you have that, again, you have to respect your ask. You're asking people for their time. You're asking people for their attention. You have to treat that with respect, and you have to feed it. You have to engage with it. You have to give them something that creates value for them, right? You have to give them information that's valuable for them. You can't just, you know, "We're so great." Like you can, but good luck with that. When you start to treat raising capital as a form of sales and use the internet and digital technologies to really, you know, leverage what sales have, right, in drip campaigns, in content creation, in marketing materials, in video, in embedding, you know, embedding kind of native ads. Like we can deep into the weeds. But you can, you know, what you do is you send a signal and it's like waving a flag and, you know, your friends see it. The people who identify with what you have to say, they find you. And so, it's that two-way dialogue that the internet unlocks or should I just say digital technology 'cause, you know, we might talk about Web3, we might talk about mobile, but, you know, digital technology unlocks that ability to create that emotional connection. And then once you're building a community, there's a lot you can do with it. And it's, you know, mutual. [00:18:47] Andrew Seski: One of the kind of unspoken things that there's so many conversations about how Instagram and TikTok or YouTube can be really damaging. One of the things that really inspires me about this next generation of entrepreneurs is their ability to create content, to create followings, to communicate really effectively about what they're doing. And building in public, I think, establishes so much more trust. And I think that that constant flow of content kind of creates a really unique opportunity for this next generation of entrepreneurs to be really successful, you know, crowdfunders and raise capital independently of some of the major institutions.[00:19:24] So I want to talk a little bit about how DealMaker differentiates itself in terms of, well, we've talked about kind of the investor relationship with founders, but let's talk about the marketplace. And there are some marketplaces out there, some are really diverse, some have crypto offerings, some have, you know, very just narrow windows. And it's always tricky to me to come across some of these platforms that, you know, promise help with fundraising. But I want to differentiate DealMaker a little bit about automating what can't be automated. And I would love that we spent the first part of this conversation being very realistic about the relationship you have to have with investors to be successful in fundraising. So I would love to hear about how you started DealMaker and how you basically differentiated yourself knowing all of this going in. [00:20:12] Mat Goldstein: It's very simple. I mean, our core principle is self-belief. You have to believe in yourself. These are your investors, right? That's our message to the market. If you are gonna go out and raise capital, that is your brand, that is your story, that is your value prop. Those are your investors. And so, we put the founder or the issuer front and center. You can go on DealMaker.tech, you won't see anything to buy. Nobody can scroll and look for offerings. All offerings are, you know, what DealMaker's doing is it's powering the, you know, you call it a white-labelled store. It's powering the offering for the, we did the Green Bay Packers common stock offering. I don't think you and I ever talked about that, but that was —[00:20:49] Andrew Seski: No, I didn't know that. [00:20:51] Mat Goldstein: Yeah. Green Bay Packers sells shares to the publics periodically. And, you know, when they started doing it, people had to mail subscription agreements.[00:20:58] Andrew Seski: Oh my gosh, I remember that. My old firm had some of those shares in their office hanging up. [00:21:04] Mat Goldstein: Yeah, exactly. And, you know, they had to mail it in, and they had to send a check, and then they would like come back in the mail and, you know, hopefully they filled in the offering doc right, and maybe they read it, maybe they didn't. But it's a very good kind of paradigm to see how technology drives the industry forward. When November 2021, the Green Bay Packers did their common stock offering on our platform, right, you go on, you buy from your mobile phone, you're buying direct from the Green Bay Packers. It's their brand. It's their store, you know? We power the whole thing, but it isn't like that's in a marketplace where people are scrolling, looking for something to buy. It's a direct relationship between that issuer, that brand, and its community. [00:21:45] And that really kind of, you know, takes us back to how and why we started this company. We wanted to eliminate friction for, I mean, when we were lawyers, it was for our clients, right? And, you know, what are the kind of hallmarks of the Google information age? Transparency and collaboration, right? Why was the capital markets in a place where, you know, the issuer raising capital had no real visibility, right, no transparency into where people were in a funnel, where people's minds were at. Have people engaged with the content? Have they read it? Have they clicked on it? Without the internet and without digital technology, you can't get into the heads of prospects. You have to just kind of wait. Like people will send in a subscription agreement or they won't. They'll send in money or they won't. You'll never know in real time kind of where the deal is at. You might have to call your lawyer and say like, has money come in? Has it not? And so, from where we were sitting, you know, both Rebecca and I kind of took a look at this and said, "Well, what if we bring transparency and collaboration into the capital markets using technology?" And as capital markets lawyers, Rebecca and I had deep subject matter expertise. We know the rules. We know them across, you know, a number of global jurisdictions, the major centers of capital formation — the US, Canada, UK, Australia. In our practice, we always thought globally and we always thought, you know, from a scalability perspective. And so, you know, we took that subject matter expertise and we built a software based on transparency and collaboration that powers an issuer's capital raise using technology. And from there, it's become, you know, the market leader in large, global, online capital formation. We're very proud of the fact that basically all of the largest online exempt market private placements have been done powered by our technology, right? Green Bay Packers included. Green Bay Packers hasn't even been the largest. [00:23:50] So it comes back to, you know, how technology can introduce a new way of thinking and how innovation can unlock imagination. And, you know, you can use the internet to turn a community into a source of capital. And every quarter we see more and more kind of more developed brands, right, with communities who spend so much money building a community for their product. They've got newsletters. They've got Instagram. They've got ads continually going out. They can turn that community into a source of capital. And I think, you know, we're in the early, early days of kind of mainstream America just kind of waking up to that realization. You don't have to treat a capital raise and a product marketing campaign as two totally different things. You can do both at the same time.[00:24:38] Andrew Seski: That's a great point. I love that point. I normally have people, you know, hit the back 30 seconds button a few times when I really love a point, and that would be a great one to go back to. I think that's a really important concept. [00:24:51] I wanna be sort of purposely inflammatory here and talk about whether or not you think the death of Silicon Valley is kind of arriving right now. And I wanna get you to kind of, I wanna talk about like the physical location. I think founders who are nearby each other can really benefit from communities. But those communities, I mean, I look at Andreessen and I see them say, you know, "Our headquarters is wherever. We're a completely distributed team now." That's just one example. But I think about kind of the nature of venture in general. I mean, I think some people would argue, I don't know, the silicon and semiconductor industry started at TI in Texas, not in Silicon Valley anyway so it's been a marketing scheme this whole time or something kind of wild like that.[00:25:34] But I'm curious to think about, or how you think about whether or not these trends are going to basically disrupt not just the access to capital and who the key participants are, but whether or not we're headed into a purely distributed network that will kind of not rejoin each other. Do you think that this distribution of capital and participants is now just forever going to be globalized? I mean, I see that in the crypto community. That seems to be a really big kind of positive sentiment that they're pushing. But I do wonder if the need for a physical Silicon Valley or to be, you know, next to Stanford's campus, if that's gonna be as relevant in the next 10 years mostly because in the last 10 years, we've seen what VCs can do really well in scaling companies, but we haven't really participated with this technology available in really downmarkets. So we're going to see what happens when the tides kind of fall out and discuss, you know, what is the best way for different businesses to be funded, you know? There are different incentives that come with different investment types. And I think you could easily argue that there are certain companies with major venture dollars that are scaling for growth's sake as opposed to growing profitable businesses. And I think that's sort of become aspirational to a lot of young entrepreneurs. You know, if you're going to Y Combinator, if you're getting knighted by the VCs, there is some pride behind that. And I think it'd be really interesting to see what basically happens, in your opinion, on how can you create similar environments that are distributed maybe even with better terms. And just really curious to hear what you think about that.[00:27:16] Mat Goldstein: Yeah. So look. The first thing I would say is the VC and institutional capital corner of the capital markets is actually pretty small, especially for young founders. They come out of Stanford or they come out of, you know, come out of technical schools or they don't go to university or, you know. And they think, "Okay, getting funded means I have to do 'X'." And the profile of those founders and the profile of those companies end up looking a certain way, right? And it's a tiny corner of the capital markets as a whole, right? US capital formation is in the teeth, right? It's trillions of dollars of capital formation. And the 99 companies that Andreessen, you know, looks at and doesn't invest in versus the one it does, those 99 companies still go out and raise.[00:28:06] Andrew Seski: Right.[00:28:07] Mat Goldstein: Right? They may raise from their own communities. They may raise from, you know, the scratching and clawing of the founders whose hustle and determination to chase every lead, you know, eventually gets them to where they're going, where they may raise through investment banking or they may raise through, you know, programs. But I think the area of the capital markets that the VCs reside, I don't think we need to think about it like, in order to open up capital for more founders, we've gotta take some out of this space. There's huge amounts of capital formation in the US that's untapped, and I think that's the primary area of growth for, you know, founders who are being a little bit more creative about how they raise, founders who are going to build their own communities and raise that way. [00:28:52] And I think, you know, if you want to talk about some of the terms that founders are able to set when they build their own community, 99 times out of a hundred, better terms than they would get from, you know, someone heavily negotiating to take a board seat or to take liquidation differences. It's a different type of capital formation, right? It's focused on people who, you know, feel emotionally connected, who understand the story, who wanna be owners. I think Green Bay Packers is a great example. People wanna be owners, right? It's not necessarily because they have a return on capital thesis that they're pursuing. A lot of them do. I'm not talking about Green Bay. But I just mean that sentiment of, you know, I wanna be a part owner of something that I care about 'cause I have an emotional connection to it. And, you know, I'm happy to participate on terms that, you know, a whole bunch of people are participating. [00:29:48] And one of our major success stories on the platform brought in 3,000 shareholders, right? They ran a series of campaigns over 18 months, but they brought in, you know, one of them brought in 10,000 shareholders. So even though average purchase amount might be 3,000 bucks, might be 5,000 bucks, might be 1,500 bucks, it depends on the campaign and depends on what they're trying to do. But there's so much opportunity in the broader capital markets to identify people who get a story and who wanna feel emotionally connected to a company. It's, you know, is not necessarily, "Do I go VC or do I go here?" It's, you know, sometimes, it's both. Sometimes, you have venture-backed companies that are turning to the crowd because, you know, they have a growth trajectory that meets a VC thesis. And the validation of having VC backing plus the validation of having a widespread audience that wanna be owners, it works together really nicely.[00:30:44] Andrew Seski: That's a really good point, too. I think that often the way I even posited it was you've got one or the other. I think having a mix of types of investors can be really helpful along the journey of an entrepreneurial path for sure. I think actually starting with a good crowd is a ton of validation. So, I mean, and it's a loyalty metric. I think that will become more important as groups scale. You know, it's one thing to have active users, it's another if they're putting money into the firm itself. So I think it's a huge, huge, very powerful metric.[00:31:11] Mat Goldstein: That's really interesting, right? There are these kind of, you know, sacred laws that VCs follow. They look at, you know, like active user count. That wasn't an accident that you said that. That's been a sacred law for a long time. You're looking at traction by measuring something, right? Isn't another way to measure traction by, you know, kind of conversion of community into a source of capital, right? How many people believe so much in your product that they're willing to put money in, right? [00:31:39] Andrew Seski: Yeah, talk about a sticky measurement, right? Yeah, it's interesting. [00:31:42] Mat Goldstein: I think so.[00:31:43] Andrew Seski: Mat, what a cool conversation to have about what the future metrics that we're gonna look at are gonna, you know, are gonna be. Well, I'm curious what's going on when you think about investor education. I feel like the crowds have become, so we talked about this a little bit with the rise of retail, in the public markets being able to use some momentum to kind of battle with the hedge funds during the pandemic that maybe there was a lot of people inside with maybe too much free time. However, I do think the education is far more widely available than it ever has been. And I'm curious because you've had so much time working with founders from, I mean from the legal standpoint, but partially in education, I think a big piece of your role then was probably in discussing and educating on different offering types and, you know, what you were able to recommend that they do. And I'm kind of curious as the faces and knowledge has, I mean, everything has changed quite a bit, if you're seeing more sophisticated people come to your platform basically, you know, year over year as the education and information becomes more democratized, too. [00:32:47] Mat Goldstein: Yeah, absolutely. And then I think in many respects, you know, if you follow the literature on diffusion of innovation, right, and crossing the chasm, the literature shows a pretty consistent trend of, you know, innovation kind of starting in the out-there regions, the penumbra, right, and migrating into the mainstream. And it's just a question of time, and seeing success stories and, you know, word of mouth, and a mindset shift, right? When you introduce something new, it does take some time, and there's a whole art and science of change management. Education's a big piece of it. You know, we do webinars, we've got a lot of public-facing knowledge on our knowledge hub. [00:33:26] But honestly, the best, the most impactful evangelists for the space are those founders who have successfully created communities online and turned those into a source of capital. And there's a multiplier effect because, you know, if one of those issuers does bring in 3,000 or 5,000 or 10,000 shareholders, you know, that's a whole community of people who might tell their friends about this experience they had if it was a positive experience. And then, you know, you're basically building momentum one success study or one case study at a time. And what we see coming on the platform today versus, you know, the kind of business origination in the early days, totally different profile. I mean, we've got New York Stock Exchange-listed companies raising capital on the platform. That wouldn't have happened in 2012, so. [00:34:17] You gotta remember five years ago, the space was zero. Zero. Maybe six years ago. Early 2016, online capital formation rounded to zero, right? And so, you know, on our platform alone, we've done, I think it's 1.6 billion, right, which for us is a lot. But for the US capital markets, that's still physically very, very small. So we're in, you know, Rebecca likes to say we're in the second inning, to use a baseball analogy. We're in the early, early days. And, you know, education and success will fertilize the ecosystem further. And you get that snowball picking up momentum the longer it goes and the more, you know, success stories hit the market.[00:35:01] Andrew Seski: Yeah. I think the listeners should all take a moment and check out DealMaker's website just from a educational standpoint because I think that in the next, I mean, no one can predict exactly what's gonna happen, but I think markets are being shaken up quite a bit. So whether you're exploring venture debt or trying to avoid a venture down round or whatever your situation may be, I think right now is a really, really great time to double down on investor communications, to double down on, you know, innovative ways to continue to grow and to kind of showcase that you've got strength in your community. I think it's a great place to get started and a really rich resource I saw your Investor FAQ and your Issuer FAQ. I think it's a really important place to go just to educate yourself on what some people are doing to continue to grow their firms. [00:35:49] Mat, I want to talk a little bit about you for a second 'cause we have cruised through a ton of topics we could spend a few hours on. One thing I ask every podcast guest is, is there something that you feel is underestimated in the world today? And it doesn't have to be about DealMaker. It doesn't have to be about finance at all or fundraising. Just curious because of the breadth of CFOs we have on the show and their vantage points being so unique. Just something that they feel underestimated in the world typically is something we should all be thinking about but maybe don't have the specific viewpoint.[00:36:21] Mat Goldstein: I've already kind of alluded to it or I said it a little bit earlier. But for me, philosophically, the notion of self-belief is really, really important. And, you know, as a founder of this company and really, you know, my co-founder Rebecca is, I attribute enormous, I have enormous respect for how she's unlocked, you know, my own self-belief. And but, you know, there's a consistency in our philosophy around self-belief, you know, our message to the market around self-belief, you know, something we see underdeveloped in the world is self-belief. But, you know, raising capital is hard. Starting a company is hard. And the more people who believe in themselves, right, to create that emotional connection, to find a way to success, to, you know, raise their own capital, to start their own online store, we see that as having very, very positive multiplier effects on the economy, on innovation, and just on, you know, communities. Like people who are empowered to believe in themselves and who, you know, feel supported in going out to, you know, do something themselves, raise their own capital, you know, find their own investors. I'm not saying you shouldn't rely on intermediaries or, you know, look for people to help you along the way. Of course, that's part of it. But fundamentally, believing in yourself and being supported in going out to, you know, to raise capital and to start a company and to grow a company is something that we really, really would love to impart to the world as our, you know, major contribution.[00:38:01] Andrew Seski: Right. So I think one way, correct me if I'm wrong, but one way to think about fundraising is that every dollar is a vote of confidence, and that vote of confidence can continue to empower that self-belief. And DealMaker's underpinning some of that process to make that more of a reality for more people.[00:38:18] Mat Goldstein: Yeah, well put. [00:38:19] Andrew Seski: Awesome. Well, I love the fact that we got to cover so much today. I know we're already stretched for time, so I don't wanna keep you too long. But how can people learn more about DealMaker? How can they get in touch with you? And, you know, what is the best way to interact if even if just an educational standpoint as a resource?[00:38:38] Mat Goldstein: You've hit all the notes. We do our best. We do webinars. We have content available on our site DealMaker.tech. There is an intake process there, too, for people who are interested in learning more about raising capital. And we do put out consistent information about the space through our newsletter. So DealMaker.tech is the place to start. And I really appreciate the conversation. I think it was a great conversation and I'm glad to have been here. [00:39:02] Andrew Seski: Thanks, Mat. I'm excited to circle back in a number of years as this space continues to develop, and that episode's gonna be more fun as we're able to reflect back today. But thank you so much for joining The Modern CFO, and I'm looking forward to speaking again soon. [00:39:15] Mat Goldstein: Thank you. Have a great day.‍

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
Tale of two presidents: Herzog in DC as Abbas decries US

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 19:14


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. United States correspondent Jacob Magid and legal reporter Jeremy Sharon join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in this episode. Israeli President Isaac Herzog is currently in the US. It's, as he says himself, “a politically sensitive time" for both countries. What are we hearing so far from the trip? For many Israelis, the November 1 election is about two main issues — yes or no to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and whether or not the country needs extreme judicial reform. On October 18, Religious Zionism party leader Bezalel Smotrich combined the two issues. Sharon explains the interesting situation in which two right-wing politicians -- Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman and Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar of the National Unity Party -- are on different sides. The next Negev Forum is coming up in the UAE and behind the scenes, the countries involved are trying to rope in Jordan for the next session. What are the pluses and minuses for Jordan? And finally, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is not holding back his disdain for the current US government and using inflammatory rhetoric. Is this a strategic tactic to perhaps cozy up to Russia? Discussed articles include: Herzog invited to address US Congress, 1st Israeli to get honor since Netanyahu In US, Herzog says elections shouldn't affect ties amid tensions over far-right Two right-wing camps seek to reform Israel's judiciary, in opposite ways As Israeli-Arab Negev Forum prepares to reconvene, members try to bring in Jordan While not cutting ties, Abbas increasingly talks of Biden as if he is Trump Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. FILE PHOTO: Then leader of the Israeli Labour party, current President of Israel Isaac Herzog meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. December 1, 2013. (Issam Rimawi/FLASH90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
10-22-2022 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 109:40


Hour 1 * Guest: Chris Carlson – Without God, we can never win, With God, we can never lose, The Battle for Freedom is the Lord's, but we need to be engaged in the fight! * We generally don't eulogize celebrities, however, Loretta Lynn is the exception to the rule. This last week we mourned the passage of a great American icon, RIP Loretta Lynn! * While most popular music at the time was glorifying sex drugs and rock-n-roll, Loretta Lynn was glorifying the day-today mundane life of raising a family, a life that she was very familiar with. * In Loretta Lynn's tumultuous married life, her priorities were her family. She married at age 15 and had four children before her big break in 1960 with the number one country hit Honky-tonk Girl. * Artists like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton were able to convey great American values like hard work, Biblical teachings, loving and honoring parents, gratitude for what one has, and enjoying the simple things in life. * When asked about the importance of traditional marriage in in November 2010, Loretta Lynn replied, “I'm still an old Bible girl. God said you need to be a woman and man, but everybody to their own.” * Uri Bezmenov and the Four Stages of Ideological Subversion – 1984. * In this 1984 interview with G. Edward Griffin, former propagandist for the KGB, Uri Bezmenov talks about why he defected to the United States in 1970 as a high-ranking KGB officer because of “moral indignation.” * As long as the United States keeps artificially propping up the soviet system, it will prosper. Jan Malina: “Can we say that the speech President [Vaclav] Havel gave in the early 1990s to the US Congress was a carefully prepared deception based on lies? * Why Bezmenov Defected (They Know Too Much)! * Threat to Family as Control Mechanism. * Alcohol as Control Mechanism: When entertaining foreign dignitaries such as authors, editors, university professors, bureaucrats, legislators, actors, business leaders, etc. Uri Bezmenov would provide plenty of wine to keep them in a jovial mood and susceptive to his propaganda. * Look Magazine Article as Control Mechanism: As an agent for the Novosti News Agency, in 1967, Uri Bezmenov was attached to a group of writers from Look Magazine from the United States who wrote a fifty-year anniversary piece on the Soviet Union. Bezmenov said of this work, “From the first page to the last page it was a package of lies. Hour 2 * Revolutions are Orchestrated from Above: Bezmenov says that there are no grass-roots revolutions period. * The Phony Fall of the Soviet Union: According to Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief, October 7, 2022 – Russia took Communism underground when they faked the fall in 1989-1990, and I was one of only two political scientists in the world to document this grand deception, which Putin now leads. The late Christopher Storey of the UK was the other. * Four Stages of Ideological Subversion – Only 15% of resources are devoted to spying, 85% are devoted to psychological operations. * Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, Normalization! * Bezmenov's Solution: “a national effort of re-education.” – “Stop aiding communism.” * Tony Bobulinski's interview with Tucker Carlson confirmed allegations made by FBI whistleblowers that Thibault suppressed the investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop as FBI officials worried the Bureau would cost Joe Biden the 2020 election should the American people learn the truth about Joe and Hunter Biden – American Patriot Daily. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Uncle Sam's Secret Sauce
Repatriating the Supply Chain with Art Estopinan

Uncle Sam's Secret Sauce

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 28:08 Transcription Available


Art Estopinan is the Founder & President of The Estopinan Groupand EstoHealthand is a senior-level international and public affairs chief with over three decades of experience in the US Congress. He has a proven track record of utilizing the legislative process to advance important issues, has nurtured strong relationships with both major political parties, and he is an expert in legislative issues, lobbying, public policy. In this episode, we discuss: Art's career history and experience working with the first Cuban-American and first Latina to serve as an elected member of Congress, former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen How the COVID-19 pandemic led to a rising demand for companies to bring jobs and the supply chain back to the United States Vital lessons from Art's childhood that have helped him find success throughout his career. Why persistence and adaptability are necessary skills for successful entrepreneurship Art's top advice for up-and-coming business leaders   Uncle Sam's Secret Sauce is hosted by Rafael Marrero, Founder and CEO of Rafael Marrero & Company, which helps small companies do business with the world's biggest customer: the U.S. Federal Government.

Good Morning Liberty
Michael White, LP Candidate for US Congress (AR02) - Getting America Back on Track & Libertarian Incrementalism || EP 843

Good Morning Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:49


Michael White is the LP candidate for US Congress (AR02). In this episode we talked about Michael's plans to solve problems in Washington. Personal note: Michael and I connected because I jokingly insulted his amazing beard on Being Libertarian's twitter post. (In the episode I said it was Dave Smith's, but I guess I lost track of my insults). Today we put an end to the #beardgate controversy. Yes folks, it is real. Links: https://mw4liberty.com/ https://twitter.com/MW4Liberty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDEf4qOwJhQ Grow your best beard with Beard Club! BeardClub.com/gml 20% off your first order w/ promo code “gml”     Join the private discord & chat during the show! joingml.com   Check out our sponsor BetterHelp! Betterhelp.com/gml   Invest in your future & your human capital today  natescrashcourse.com   Like our intro song? https://www.3pillmorning.com Advertise on our podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Calvary Conversations
Voting Biblically | How Christians Should Prepare For The Ballot Box | Shirl Lamonna | Season 2 Episode 7

Calvary Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 56:23


Thank you for watching Calvary Conversations with Moriah Roters, Pastor Craig Roters, and Shirl Lamonna! (SEASON 2 EPISODE 7) RESOURCES https://www.azvoterguide.com/ https://www.azcleanelections.gov/ https://www.myfaithvotes.org/ https://www.biblicalvoter.com/ https://www.azpolicy.org/ https://ivoterguide.com/ https://www.christianvoterguide.com/ To search votes of US Congress https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes# https://www.recorder.pima.gov/RecorderHome Voter information - Find your precinct, Early Voting info, & FAQ. CALVARY CONVERSATIONS HARVEST FESTIVAL ~ https://www.calvaryov.org/harvest2022Join us on Monday, October 31st at Calvary Oro Valley Church. Please No Costumes. NEW WEBSITE ~ https://www.calvaryconversations.com DONATE ~ https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/4449226?giving_to=Calvary%20Conversations&action=Give%20to%20Calvary%20Conversations YOUTUBE ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvFR70OBGUY Follow us on Instagram ~ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryconversations/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/calvaryconverations/support

Sunlight
Vision: Running for Office

Sunlight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:33


Today, I'm interviewing 2 candidates running for office here in Western North Carolina. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is a North Carolinian, Christian minister, founding director of the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE), and mother of 3. Service and faith are the driving forces in her work, from teaching in prisons to founding an organization to advocate for LGBTQ equality across the Deep South. By showing up—especially in small towns—and telling the stories of families, Jasmine's organization (CSE) helped win marriage equality in North Carolina and Mississippi. She is running to unseat Republican Madison Cawthorne for US Congress.    Maggie Ullman was Asheville's first Sustainability Director. Her leadership has resulted in over $5 million of new grant dollars to communities in the American South who work with their local government to address climate change equitably. She is a candidate for Asheville City Council.     Together, both Maggie and Jasmine want to bring people together to incite change and protect what's precious.    In this episode, Maggie, Jasmine and I talk about why local elections are so important, how you can get involved, and how even the tax code is proof that representation matters.    Also mentioned in today's episode:    Jasmine's background and vision  Maggie's background and vision Why the tax code represents only the people who were in the room when it was passed Why local elections matter and what city government does  County level politics and what it includes  How priorities translate from local to national politics  How you can get involved in your local area to get candidates you care about elected If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and share it!    Links:   Connect with Jasmine and Maggie:  Jasmine's website: https://www.jasmineforcongress.com/ Maggie's website: https://www.maggie4avl.com/

Astra Report | WNTN 1550 AM | Grecian Echoes
Rep Jake Auchincloss (D, MA) talks about “how to strategically defeat Russia”, “a hard winter” and “the best speech he ever heard”

Astra Report | WNTN 1550 AM | Grecian Echoes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 19:32


Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D, MA), representing the 4th MA district in the US Congress, says to Grecian Echoes WNTN 1550AM “the Greek Prime Minister's speech was the best Speech he heard in the House of Chambers”. He talks about the importance of Greek security in the Mediterranean and how to strategically defeat Russian aggression in the Ukrainian war. The congressman also talks about a “hard winter” that is coming and issues on energy, increased cost of living and rising housing costs.

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 10/22/2022

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 54:50


* Guest: Chris Carlson - Without God, we can never win, With God, we can never lose, The Battle for Freedom is the Lord's, but we need to be engaged in the fight! * We generally don't eulogize celebrities, however, Loretta Lynn is the exception to the rule. This last week we mourned the passage of a great American icon, RIP Loretta Lynn! * While most popular music at the time was glorifying sex drugs and rock-n-roll, Loretta Lynn was glorifying the day-today mundane life of raising a family, a life that she was very familiar with. * In Loretta Lynn's tumultuous married life, her priorities were her family. She married at age 15 and had four children before her big break in 1960 with the number one country hit Honky-tonk Girl. * Artists like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton were able to convey great American values like hard work, Biblical teachings, loving and honoring parents, gratitude for what one has, and enjoying the simple things in life. * When asked about the importance of traditional marriage in in November 2010, Loretta Lynn replied, "I'm still an old Bible girl. God said you need to be a woman and man, but everybody to their own." * Uri Bezmenov and the Four Stages of Ideological Subversion - 1984. * In this 1984 interview with G. Edward Griffin, former propagandist for the KGB, Uri Bezmenov talks about why he defected to the United States in 1970 as a high-ranking KGB officer because of “moral indignation.” * As long as the United States keeps artificially propping up the soviet system, it will prosper. Jan Malina: "Can we say that the speech President [Vaclav] Havel gave in the early 1990s to the US Congress was a carefully prepared deception based on lies? * Why Bezmenov Defected (They Know Too Much)! * Threat to Family as Control Mechanism. * Alcohol as Control Mechanism: When entertaining foreign dignitaries such as authors, editors, university professors, bureaucrats, legislators, actors, business leaders, etc. Uri Bezmenov would provide plenty of wine to keep them in a jovial mood and susceptive to his propaganda. * Look Magazine Article as Control Mechanism: As an agent for the Novosti News Agency, in 1967, Uri Bezmenov was attached to a group of writers from Look Magazine from the United States who wrote a fifty-year anniversary piece on the Soviet Union. Bezmenov said of this work, “From the first page to the last page it was a package of lies.

That's Some Crazy Sh*t with Kelly & James
That's Some Crazy Shit - S7 E8 - Author David Edward

That's Some Crazy Sh*t with Kelly & James

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 38:40


What do you know about Atlantis. Isn't that where Aquaman lives? Today we chat with Author David Edward. His discusses his book Atlantis Solved: The Final Definitive Proof More about David D. Edward served as a Special Agent in the US Army in the 1980's and 1990's and is a veteran of multiple overseas combat tours. He was the Special Agent in Charge of the 1990 Panama Canal counter-terrorism threat assessment report to the US Congress. Edward is a graduate of the United States Army Intelligence School where he studied advanced HUMINT (Human Intelligence) and battlefield counterintelligence; also completing training at the Jungle Operations Training Center in Panama, Central America. He holds advanced degrees in engineering including a doctorate in engineering, three related M.Sc. degrees (MBA, MSIT, MSIM), and has an undergraduate degree in business (BSBA). His books typically reach the Amazon Kindle top 10 upon release in their genre. 'End of Reason' was his first work to reach #1 on Amazon in its category, on June 22, 2021. 'Unreasonable' reached #1 as a pre-order and held the spot for over a month upon release. You can follow his publication schedule here: d-edward.com or email him at his first name, the at sign, the first three letters of the word Florida, a dot, and the word cloud. He did have a twitter account but then he thought it was stupid so he canceled it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thatssomecrazyshitpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatssomecrazyshitpodcast/support

FT News Briefing
US midterms countdown: Republicans bank on inflation

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 11:29 Very Popular


UK lawmakers plan to introduce legislation making rail strikes harder, private sector attendance at China's Communist party congress has fallen by almost 50 per cent since Xi Jinping assumed power, and Republicans are banking on the inflation issue to win them control of the US Congress during this year's midterm elections. Mentioned in this podcast:Corporate China shut out of Xi Jinping's party congressUK government to curb unions' ability to strike on transport network‘The headwinds are pretty strong': Democrats' midterms hopes falterThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Steve Smith Podcast
Charlene Lovett For NH Senate (D-Claremont) - 10-20-22

Steve Smith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 35:59


Charlene Lovett (D-Claremont) is here talking about her bid for the NH Senate.  There have been some misconceptions about Charlene as of late and she wanted to explain things.  She is not the same person that is running for the US Congress in NH.  She also said some of her positions have been twisted and wanted to explain.  We talk about her time in the US Army, being in Germany when the wall fell, thoughts on Russia, and more.

The Climate Pod
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal On Congress' Big Year On Climate Action

The Climate Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 44:54


Upcoming elections, the Inflation Reduction Act, fights over permitting reform...a lot has been happening for the US Congress when it comes to climate action and more. As the representative of Washington's 7th district and is chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has been in the middle of all of it. She joins the show this week to discuss the big year in climate policy, what Democrats will do to turn legislative success into electoral wins, and how to ensure the rollout of Inflation Reduction Act benefits will work well for all Americans.  Check out Rewiring America's Inflation Reduction Act Calculator here.  Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly" As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group.

America's Roundtable
A Conversation with US Congressman Mike Bost | Rising Inflation | Energy Security | Crisis on the US Southern Border

America's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 27:53


Join America's Roundtable Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in a conversation with a distinguished guest and an American patriot — U.S. Congressman Mike Bost. Our conversation focuses on America's energy crisis impacting families across the nation, President Joe Biden's policies and OPEC+'s decision to drastically cut production by 2 million barrels of oil per day. The discussion will also highlight America's economic woes and how Washington's policies are shaping the future of the country with rising interest rates adversely affecting first-time home buyers and the persistent US inflation wiping away savings and investments. Congressman Bost will also bring to the forefront the national security crisis at the U.S. southern border and how it is affecting America's heartland. Terrorists on the FBI watchlist have been apprehended while concerns are raised about those who may have slipped into the US. Due to America's porous borders, the surge of drugs and specifically fentanyl are becoming leading causes of rising drug overdose deaths in the nation. The conversation will also highlight what is being done to serve America's veterans and and the five House bills led by Congressman Bost to address a number of challenging issues including working to provide veterans a cost of living adjustment due to skyrocketing inflation. Bio | Congressman Mike Bost Congressman Mike Bost represent the 12 counties of Illinois' 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sworn into office on January 6, 2015, Mike is continuing the fight for our Southern Illinois' values in Washington – a fight he began in U.S. military, then as a first responder, a local job creator, and a state representative. In the 117th Congress, Rep. Bost serves on two key committees: Veterans' Affairs, and Transportation & Infrastructure. On the Veterans' Affairs Committee he serves as the Ranking Member, the top Republican on the Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Bost served for two decades in the Illinois House of Representatives, rising to the leadership position of House Republican Caucus Chair. Rep. Bost also served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department. He graduated from the University of Illinois' Certified Firefighter II Academy in 1993 and continued to serve the Murphysboro Fire Department during his six terms as state representative. Prior to that, Rep. Bost worked for 13 years at Bost Trucking Service, first as a driver and then for 10 years as a truck manager. Rep. Bost is a lifelong resident of Murphysboro. He graduated from Murphysboro High School in 1979. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country from 1979 to 1982. He was trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4. In addition to his duties as a Member of Congress, Rep. Bost is very active in his church and community. Rep. Bost and his wife, Tracy, own and operate a small business – the White House Salon – in Murphysboro. https://ileaderssummit.org/services/americas-roundtable-radio/ https://ileaderssummit.org/ | https://jerusalemleaderssummit.com/ America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472 Twitter: @RepBost @supertalk @ileaderssummit @NatashaSrdoc @JoelAnandUSA America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. America's Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America's economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world. America's Roundtable is aired by Lanser Broadcasting Corporation on 96.5 FM and 98.9 FM, covering Michigan's major market, SuperTalk Mississippi Media's 12 radio stations and 50 affiliates reaching every county in Mississippi and also heard in parts of the neighboring states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, and through podcast on Apple Podcasts and other key online platforms.

Newshour
Final hearing into Jan 6th attack

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 49:28


US Congress holds what is likely to be its final public hearing into the storming of the Capitol building in January last year. Also in the programme: the WHO's Ebola response leader; and a new method for recycling plastic. (Picture: An audio recording of former President Donald Trump talking to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is played during a hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol. Credit: Photo by Alex Wong/Pool/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast
The Write In Candidate

The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 59:54


Los Angeles is starting to look like a dystopian wasteland. The homeless crisis keeps getting worse and worse everyday with no resolution in site. Politicians bleed with corruption and threaten to raise taxes on a daily basis. On this episode of N&H we'll be talking to Gezus Putnam aka @the-gezus on TikTok and IG. Gezus is running for California's 34th district US Congress as a "Write In Candidate." We'll talk about many topics including the growing homeless crisis, corruption in Los Angeles, and why more citizens like Gezus Putnam need to run for office. Gezus Putnam is a native to Los Angeles, California. He's tired of being on the sidelines and he's running for California's 34th district US Congress as a "Write In Candidate. This episode is sponsored by Rogue Nurse Media Empowering Nurses and Patients to tell their stories.Throw us some bucks, and help support our cause! Venmo: @Nurses-Hypo or PayPal paypal.me/eproguenursemedia Need consulting or have questions: nursesandhypochondriacs@gmail.com Give us a 5 star rating on apple podcasts. For The Well Written Nurse Writing and Storytelling classes go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-story-part-1-detox-intro-to-writing-and-storytelling-tickets-94768506153 Join our email newsletter http://mailchi.mp/f134561374e9/rogue-nurse-media-501c3-newsletter-empowering-nurses-and-patients-to-tell-their-stories.

The MeidasTouch Podcast
The most FLIPPABLE House Seat in America with Democratic Candidate Will Rollins

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 32:59 Very Popular


Today, we are excited to introduce you to Will Rollins, the Democratic Candidate running for US Congress in California's 41st congressional district - possibly the single most flippable district in the United States. MAGA Republican Extremist Ken Calvert, who voted against certifying the 2020 election, has had a cushy gig as a member of Congress in a safe red seat for decades. But due to recent redistricting in California, this once securely red seat is now ripe for the taking. And Democrat Will Rollins, a former national security prosecutor, is ready to flip this seat. We sat down with Will for this exclusive interview and we hope you enjoy. And just a heads up: if you want to watch the video version of this interview, be sure to become a member of our Patreon at Patreon.com/MeidasTouch. It's available right now exclusively for all our Patrons. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Mighty! On The Mighty, we feature some of the most impactful responses, reactions, narratives, musings, and rants of Meidas content creators and highlight pro-democracy candidates running in the most important elections throughout the country. New episodes of the traditional MeidasTouch Podcast release every Tuesday and Friday morning. Learn more about Will Rollins: https://WillRollinsForCongress.com Shop Meidas Merch at: https://store.meidastouch.com Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/meidastouch Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 The Tony Michaels Podcast: https://pod.link/1561049560 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Life on Planet Earth
RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, discusses the shocking rise in anti Semitism and hate crimes in the age of social media.

Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 73:53


Rabbi Abraham Cooper, a native New Yorker who grew up playing baseball with Irish and neighborhood kids in Rockaway, Queens,. is Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading global Jewish human rights organization. 
 Rabbi Cooper has been a longtime activist for Jewish and human rights causes on five continents. In 1977, he came to Los Angeles to help Rabbi Marvin Hier found the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Together with Rabbi Hier, Rabbi Cooper regularly meets with world leaders, including Pope Francis, presidents, and foreign ministers to defend the rights of the Jewish people, combat terrorism and promote multi-faith relations worldwide. Rabbi Cooper is an acknowledged expert on online hate and terrorism and has helped produce and present the SWC's renowned traveling exhibitions at the Vatican, the UN, Knesset, US Congress, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Buenos Aires. He is a founder of the Global Forum on Anti-Semitism, and Newsweek ranked Rabbis Cooper and Hier as #8 among the 50 most influential rabbis in America. Rabbi Cooper has worked extensively with Arab leaders in the Gulf States and witnessed the historic UAE/Bahrain/Israel Abraham Accords ceremony at the White House. In 2022, Rabbi Cooper was appointed Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom which tracks violations of religious freedom around the world. 
Rabbi Cooper co-authored with Rev. Johnnie Moore, The Next Jihad, based on their interviews in Nigeria with scores of Christian survivors of deadly Islamist terrorist attacks. His op-eds appear in major US and Israeli outlets, in Asia and in the Arab News and Al-Arabiya. Rabbi Cooper is a recipient of Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Community Service Leadership Memorial Award, a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union's National Leadership Award. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support