Podcasts about Valhalla

enormous hall located in Asgard, in Norse mythology

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Board Game Hot Takes
BGHT LongCon Coverage - 18 Games Discussed

Board Game Hot Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 106:37


In Episode 111 we discuss all 18 games that we played at BGHT LongCon over 5 days. We also discuss a poll on win percentages in your group and discuss why Tim can't seem to win a game at BGHT conventions. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:47 News 01:35 Poll: How much do you win compared to the people you play against 18:44 Dune: Imperium (w/ Rise of Ix) 22:39 Radlands 26:25 Champions of Midgard (w/ Dark Mountains and Valhalla) 32:38 Ghosts of Christmas 36:37 Star Wars: Outer Rim 39:12 Ark Nova 44:49 Barrage (w/ Leeghwater Project) 50:15 Eric Lang Trilogy Preview (Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Ankh: Gods of Egypt) 52:30 Shamans 56:42 Tapestry (w/ Plans and Ploys and Arts and Architecture) 1:03:16 Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy 1:14:34 Terraforming Mars (w/ Prelude) 1:19:25 Age of Galaxy 1:27:50 Star Realms 1:30:27 Lorenzo Il Magnifico 1:36:25 Lost Ruins of Arnak 1:40:14 Final Thoughts 1:45:24 Listener Shoutout

Welcome to Asgard
E378: Chosen of Valhalla September Member Stream

Welcome to Asgard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 171:19


*Welcome to Asgard! I upload my live streams from the main channel as podcasts so that if you miss an episode you can listen on your favorite podcast app! Check out my older episodes and please leave me some feedback with other things you may want to see in the future! Channel Links: https://wlo.link/@ombreviews Crypto: Bitcoin: 38DJeVNELLHnoo1tEogba9MnwDYaf8YkQT Ethereum: 0xFfD58ea7545b833749b3373d5F31bC993F950e2e Become a member today: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmKtlNiv6ht63DpTJN4B88g/join USE PROMO CODE: odin for 15% off at Displate! Displate: https://displate.com/odinsmovieblog?art=5d3bb7e9629af Mail Me Stuff! OMB Reviews PO Box 4432 Chattanooga, TN 37405 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/welcometoasgard/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/welcometoasgard/support

WTAQ Ag on Demand
Soren's Valhalla Orchard shares apple update and tips

WTAQ Ag on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 17:09


Toni Sorenson with Soren's Valhalla Orchards in Sturgeon Bay shares how the apple crop is doing, after fall care on apple trees, future goals and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Drunk Mythology Gals
85: Episode 85 - Tabula Rasa

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 86:02


Even the ancients loved school supplies, from ye olde Trapper Keepers, to their equivalent of a Swingline stapler, to PTA politics, it's the (tardy) back to school episode! *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

Critical Encounters - A Marvel Champions Podcast
Critical Encounters - Issue 135 - Hela - Part II

Critical Encounters - A Marvel Champions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 41:40


Welcome to Issue 135 of Critical Encounters, a podcast about Marvel Champions, a Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Here we take a good look at that most critical piece of the game, the Encounter Sets. We'll discuss those poorly understood characters, unfairly labeled Villains, and their various plans to shape humanity and benefit the planet, as well as those so-called heroes intent on thwarting them. In this issue we look at the 4th scenario in the Mad Titan's Shadow campaign box, Hela - Part II. You can find us on Discord as: Vardaen, bigfomlof, and WanderingTook Email us at: criticalencounterspod@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/criticalencounterspod/ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-r6-EooHoJGa1RRsH7i3w You can also find our Discord Channel on the Marvel Champions Monthly Discord Server.  “YAs I said! Valhalla is boring!" - Skurge

My Black Friends
#065: Valhalla Lifehacks

My Black Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 83:55


The boys are back from a lengthy break, feeling refreshed and ready to pod! Schteve quit smoking and started working out. Zo got a bunch of furniture in his basement. And we're excited to put out another episode after a long month of not being funny at all.  This episode starts off with a quick recap of the break, then we chat about Joe Budden playing with his dog's privates (as well as other people's dogs). He defends himself, or at least attempts to, by saying that he loves dogs.  We think that is pretty evident.  Then Zo blows us out of the water with one of the best hypotheticals we've seen on this show yet.  We have a bit of a news segment where we get into The "Purge" Act that got passed in Chicago. It is really just them getting rid of cash bail, but the ramifications could have some strange outcomes. Hopefully they follow it up with The Purge Act 2 some time in 2025.  I'm trying to use my grenades.  A lot of action in this episode, including a bus getting T-Boned lol.  We're glad to be back and excited to see your comments on the YouTube channel.    My Black Friends is hosted by Steven White and co-host Alonzo Houston. Their producer is Hiram Rosario or (RamaDope). Together, they explore their inner gayness and outer autism, searching for the answers to this world's most pointless questions. If You Like My Black Friends Podcast, check out our Highlights channel. My Black Friends Podcast Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvht63zDpllKrf-zhHbHYZA You can also find the podcast on social media: My Black Friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyBlackPodcast/ My Black Friends on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myblackpodcast/ My Black Friends on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyBlackPodcast Schteve can be found on every social media platform. To find more funny content made by Steven and his friends, you can visit the following social media pages: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsSteveBlack/ Instagram: https://twitter.com/steveisblack Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/steveisblack/ Alonzo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCey93Hogp35cTyR78Lx4m6A Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zo_magnon/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zomagnon

Whisky Sisters Podcast
Highland Park Distillery – Is Valhalla Calling?

Whisky Sisters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


It's all about Orkney and Thor’s mighty hammer in Episode 22. Inka & Jen connect with their warrior spirits as they explore Highland Park Distillery and it’s Viking History. Inka shares her experiences of visiting Scotland's northernmost distillery, and the Whisky Sisters discuss some of the delicious releases including Viking Scars, Viking Honour & Viking … More Highland Park Distillery – Is Valhalla Calling?

InnerVerse
Sacred Masculine Ninja Angels with Michelle Lundquist and Rachel Munoz | Vibe Rant ep. 56

InnerVerse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 154:59


Video - https://youtu.be/OdyKy_Z17W8Rachel Munoz and Michelle Lundquist join Vibe Rant tonight to talk about mastering masculine energy, from the feminine perspective. If you want the Valkyries to carry you to Valhalla, be sure to warrior up and tune in!Join this group on telegram to leave us a voice, image, text, or video message to play on the air: https://t.me/viberantcallsAnyone who wants to join me at Music and Sky can grab a ticket for $50 less with coupon code CHANCE50See y'all there!

Kerry Today
I Was an IRA Gunrunner – September 14th, 2022

Kerry Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


Jerry interviews John Crawley, author of The Yank: My Life as a former US Marine in the IRA tells how he and other Republicans used Boston mobster and murderer James ‘Whitey’ Bulger to help source and transport weapons to Ireland in 1984. The arms left the US on a trawler called the Valhalla and were then transferred to another vessel, the Marita Ann. The Marita Ann was intercepted by Irish authorities off the Kerry coast.

Sospechosos Habituales
BTTG 33. Noticias y actualidad, hablamos de Ubisoft y los nuevos Assassins´s Creed y otros proyectos, noticias acturetro Hellcome. Lanzamientos de la semana. Tema Retro: Especial Pong 50 años

Sospechosos Habituales

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 87:30


Hablamos un poco de como nos ha ido la semana, a qué hemos jugado, la visita de Mactrompa a Madrid, ausencias de Klesk por curro y Atorimus que va a ser papá. Noticias de la semana - Repaso a la Ubisoft Forward con los nuevos Assassin´s Creed como Mirage, Red, Hexe. Hay más info de Skull and Bones, DLC para el Valhalla, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, The Division Heartland, free to play. Trackmanía en 2023. Repaso también a la conferencia de Disney y Marvel. Hellcome nos cuentas sus noticias de Actualidad retro con algunas sopresillas. Lanzamientos de la semana - Freedom Planet 2 (13S - PC), XIII (13S - PC, S4, XBO), Little Orpheus (13S - IPH, IPD, PC), Lovecraft´s Untold Stories 2 (13S - PC), Sunday Gold (13S - PC), Dungeons 3 (15S - PC, PS4, NSW), Metal: Hellsinger (15S - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 y Xbox Series), SBK 22 (15S - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 y Xbox Series). Tema retro de la semana - Especial Pong 50 aniversario - Nos vamos a los comienzos de los videojuegos, con Aatari, para hablar de este juego que cambió el concepto del entretenimiento. Hablamos de sus inicios, su historia, el hardware de la época e incluso echamos algún pique en directo. Back to the Game Podcast se emite todos los lunes a las 23:00H, podéis seguir el directo desde Twitch o Youtube mediante los enlaces o buscando nuestro canal “BackttGame” (haz click en tu plataforma y ¡A disfrutar ¡): TWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/backttgame YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2l4otybONN3TKTDbCfOBow Si no has podido disfrutar con nosotros en directo, puedes vernos en diferido o escucharnos en las principales plataformas de podcast (haz click en tu plataforma y ¡A disfrutar ¡): APPLE PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/back-to-the-game/id1608164056 Te animamos a entrar en nuestro canal de Telegram: https://t.me/Backttgame y seguir todas las novedades y recomendaciones en nuestra página web https://backttgame.com. Síguenos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Backttgame Este Podcast está asociado a la red de SOSPECHOSOS HABITUALES. Suscríbete en este feed: https://feedpress.me/sospechososhabituales

PURPLE VALHALLA
Purple Valhalla S03E09 - Vikings-Packers 23-7: Un inizio promettente

PURPLE VALHALLA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 58:04


Packers surclassati. Il nuovo corso vichingo guidato da O'Connell e Adofo-Mensah comincia con il piede giusto. Un'eccellente successo casalingo ben oltre le più rosee aspettative. W per la prima volta dalla nascita di Purple Valhalla i Minnesota Vikings hanno un record positivo. Mancava da oltre 900 giorni.

The Inner Gamer Podcast
356: Saints Row, Destroy All Humans 2 and Assassin's Creed Infinity

The Inner Gamer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 123:16


We give our full review of the reboot of Saints Row. Is it worth buying? Not really. Not yet at least. Hear all we have to say about it and more here. We also review Destroy All Humans 2, the remastered edition. Awhile back we jumped back into No Man's Sky and talk about how it's a complicated game, but we're actually enjoying ourselves! Finally, Austin shares his thoughts on Cult of the Lamb.In the news, streamers are branching out and Splitgate will not be updated past where it stands now. Cyberpunk 2077 is also still happening and has a new DLC dropping next year called Phantom Liberty. Finally, Disney and Marvel had their first games showcase featuring announcments such as a game from Amy Hennig featuring a Black Panther and Captain America and Niantic is working on a Marvel AR game.In the discussion, we talk about the updates from Ubisoft Forward and most importantly the future of Assassin's Creed. They announced not one, but 4 Assassin's Creed games in development from a prequel to Valhalla, a mobile game set in China, a new flagship Feudal Japan game and finally a mysterious witch/horror based game called Codename Hexe.Show Notes:4:48 - Saints Row25:11 - Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed33:48 - No Man's Sky50:56 - Cult of the Lamb1:02:17 - Splitgate, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty and Disney and Marvel Showcase1:29:20 - Ubisoft Forward and the Future of Assassin's Creed1:56:51- Upcoming Video Game ReleasesBecome a part of the conversation! Join our Discord server today. If you donate $1 or more on Patreon you can get exclusive access to the Patreon-only chat and channels on the server.Visit our website to find our social channels, check past podcasts and donate to the show.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of our latest videos as they drop.Credits:"Blue Groove Deluxe" by BlueFoxMusic on audiojungle.netWoman Announcer - Ariana Guerra; Actress"Wisdom" by Super Nostalgia 64

Drunk Mythology Gals
84: Episode 084 - Hot Drunk News

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 66:56


This week we're talking about putting sh*t back where you found/stole it from (even if it's Roman), Stone Age surgery, and I guess vampires are back in style? *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

GeekVerse Podcast
Assassin's Creed, The Division, Mario + Rabbids, Cyberpunk and more: Sidequest

GeekVerse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 90:00


Dylan and Taylor breakdown the latest gaming news and talk about the games they've been playing. They breakdown the Ubisoft Forward, including Assassin's Creed, Skull and Bones and more. They also talk about Tencent's partial acquisition of Ubisoft and news on Cyberpunks incoming DLC.LinksDylan on Twitter @DylanMussDylan on Backloggd backloggd.com/u/Rapatika/Taylor on Twitter @TaylorTheFieldKirklin on Twitter @kirklinpatzerAmanda Cawley (Composer) on Instagram www.instagram.com/amandacawleymusicEnjoy Ad Free, Early, & Exclusive Episodes! https://www.patreon.com/GeekVerseSupport Our Patreon To Help Us Grow The Podcast & Create New ContentGuest On Shows, Pick Films For Us To Review, Send Topics & More!Get 20% Off Manscaped & Free World Wide Shipping With Our CodeGVPODGeekVerse.ca is where you can find all info on the show and where you can find it!Watch GV News, GV Reviews, & GUA Shows Live On Our Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/GeekVersePodcastCome Chat With The Hosts, Join Our Discord!https://discord.gg/2DMzHRn9Check Out Our Podcast Network, Geek Ultimate Alliance 7 Shows, 5 Days A Week : https://geekverse.ca/geek-ultimate-alliance/Check Out All Of Our Podcast Feeds, GeekVerse Podcast(All Podcasts), Reviews, News, & Retrospective By Searching In Your Podcast App Of ChoiceSocial MediaGeekVerse Podcast on FacebookTwitter @GeekVerseCastTravis on Twitter @TravisBSnellKirklin on Twitter @kirklinpatzerDante on Twitter @denacolyte

Getting Better Now from the Golf Business Network with Dean Kandle, PGA
S8 EP 06: A Masterclass in "How Leaders Lead" | David Novak

Getting Better Now from the Golf Business Network with Dean Kandle, PGA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 58:14


Are you looking to hire team members on your golf staff?  GBN's Recruiting Services make hiring easier with our best in class network of Golf Professionals that helps you reach deep into the market to locate your next staff member.Go to www.golfbusinessnetwork.com/recruiting to get started and get ahead of the competition.If you've been listening for a while, you've come to understand how important I believe leadership is to being a successful PGA Professional.  In these times of low retention levels and poor employee engagement, your ability to lead your team and your facility has never been more critical.  It's the reason we're launching a much anticipated leadership program from GBNU here this fall, 2022.  We're going to give PGA Professionals the chance to develop their leadership skills so they can become somebody that people want to follow, somebody that people want to work for, and somebody that can produce results for their facility.  All through the lens of what you, the PGA Professional does every day.  I can't wait to tell you more about it.  And right on queue, we have an episode that can be a masterclass on leadership.  I was so honored to have the chance to speak with our featured guest, David Novak.  David is one of the premier leadership minds out there.  He's the former CEO and co-founder of Yum Brands, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger.  He's been named Chief Executive of the Year, and oversaw explosive growth as the company doubled its number of restaurants under his leadership and grew to a market cap of almost $32 billion.  His marketing background includes such big wins as developing and launching Cool Ranch Doritos, and Pizza Hut's meat lover's pizza…along with one notable marketing mishap, which we'll discuss.  You'll want to hear that.Now after retiring in 2016, David launched “David Novak Leadership” where he coaches leaders using his time tested methods and practices, including Purposeful Recognition.  He's the host of the very popular “How Leaders Lead” podcast where talks with world class leaders every week.  In addition he's a New York Times bestselling author.David is busy to say the least, but not too busy to find time for one of his biggest passions…golf.  He's the definition of a “golf nut” and not to mention,quite a player as you'll hear early in our conversation about a huge accomplishment he achieved this summer.  So David knows golf and he know golf pros.  That's why this conversation is so powerful.  Whether you're in a leadership position, or aspire to get to one, David's lessons here are priceless and ones you can implement the very next time you walk in the door at work.  This was such a pleasure to have this conversation and I'm excited to share it with you.  

GamersWatch
GamersWatch Express ¡Filtrado el Nuevo Assassin's Creed Mirage! Así Será el Nuevo Juego de Ubisoft

GamersWatch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 25:43


► Twitter: @GamerswatchPod https://twitter.com/GamersWatchPod ► Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClyv3AujHH_iE71oSg7kYaQ ► iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/gamerswatch/id1496993120 ► iVoox: https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-gamerswatch_sq_f1481020_1.html ► Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3QpF5SzoEZeGUo8MKEGSzF ► Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gamerswatch Hace unos días nos llegaron unas filtraciones sobre la saga Assasins Creed, al parecer después de los últimos rpg que llegaron como Valhalla y Odissey parece que van a cambiar de rumbo en este nuevo Assasins Creed Mirage, ambientado en Baghdad. Hoy nos hemos reunido para traeros toda la información filtrada sobre este nuevo juego de Ubisoft que parece que querrá volver por la senda de los originales, veremos más de Ezio o Altair? Esperamos que os guste! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0:00 Introducción 0:52 Filtraciones Assassin's Creed Mirage 24:44 Despedida

Keys Bartender
Episode 654 Appreciate This!

Keys Bartender

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 33:23


A Norwegian group of tourist drink as if Valhalla were the next stop. After a daytrip to Marathon in the Keys Jim ponders how good life is. Comparatively most peoples lives are much more comfortable than just 100 years ago. So why are there so many people unhappy with their life situations.

Keys Bartender Live Extras
Episode 654 Appreciate This!

Keys Bartender Live Extras

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 33:23


A Norwegian group of tourist drink as if Valhalla were the next stop. After a daytrip to Marathon in the Keys Jim ponders how good life is. Comparatively most peoples lives are much more comfortable than just 100 years ago. So why are there so many people unhappy with their life situations.

Sudden Moves Podcast
Valhalla Discusses The Underground Scene, Thoughts On The Music Industry and Calls Out...

Sudden Moves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 40:23


Watch as we chop it up with upcoming rap group valhalla while they talk about their opinions on their versatility, how they separate from the industry, and more

PURPLE VALHALLA
Purple Valhalla S03E08 - A new beginning, introduzione alla stagione 2022

PURPLE VALHALLA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 52:12


Ci siamo, il nuovo corso è pronto all'esordio in campionato. Prima giornata contro i Green Bay Packers. Ecco cosa si aspettano dal 2022 vichingo Alessandro, Francesco e Simone.

Drunk Mythology Gals
83: Episode 83 - A F.T.R Holiday...Part 2

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 97:22


It's Nationalus Lampoonus' European Vacation...or, what happens when the Romans decide to go see the "old world." Captain Secudinus and First Mate Bob are ready to set sail! *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

THE HYPERDRIVE TEAM Mixes & Live Audios
HYPERDRIVE TEAM LIVE @ BEARDS & BIKINIS VALHALLA

THE HYPERDRIVE TEAM Mixes & Live Audios

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 36:49


Virtual Legality
Tencent is Getting (More) Into the Ubisoft Business (VL710)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 25:22


Everyone's favorite Chinese gaming company/investment firm, Tencent (sorry NetEase lovers), has finally put the moves on its French love, Ubisoft, after a dalliance beginning in 2018. What does it mean for Ubisoft? For Tencent? For the Industry? Let's discuss. Tencent's looking for Valhalla but hopes its not just a Mirage...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/9yUF-Qf80Tk #tencent #ubisoft #gaming *** WANT TO SUPPORT THE CHANNEL? UTREON - https://utreon.com/c/hoeglaw/ PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store BITCAST (Sundays 11AM Eastern) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgHBXONMT06nX_8RZ5r32UA *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction (Thanks, Opal Studded Dagger) 01:26 Tencent/Ubisoft History 05:54 Today's Investment 23:50 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: ARTICLES https://web.archive.org/web/20220804115449/https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/exclusive-tencent-plans-raise-stake-assassins-creed-maker-ubisoft-sources-2022-08-04/ https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/09/06/2510708/0/en/Ubisoft-strengthens-its-core-shareholding-via-the-expansion-of-the-concert-around-the-group-s-founders-to-the-benefit-of-its-long-term-stability-and-development.html *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

Schirmchendrink
Caipiroska de Maracujá | Pedro Capelossi

Schirmchendrink

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 81:16


►Check out our fanlink.to/Y0UTUBE for your audiovisual experience◄ Caipiroska, the name of today's episode, is a popular cocktail in the home Pedro Capelossi, São Paulo! Currently based in Barcelona, Pedro Capelossi is a growing name in the underground deep house scene worldwide. Pedro's tracks were released on labels such as Seven Villas, The Soundgarden, Sound Avenue, TOR (When We Dip XYZ), Dream Culture, Loot Recordings, The Purr, Modern Agenda and many more. They're supported from renowned names like Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Eelke Kleijn, Pablo Bolívar, Mark Slee, Facundo Mohrr, Powel, Satoshi Fumi, Matt Darrey, Roger Shah, and many more. Pedro is a resident at the Valhalla project in the city of Barcelona and responsible for two important nightlife projects in his home town São Paulo: UNIK ID, a party series hosting artists like Nick Warren, Cid Inc and Darin Epsilon, as well as the PROGRESSION nights held at one of the most important clubs in Brazil, D-EDGE, supporting world-renowned guest artists all year round. Cheers! The Bartenders Link up! Pedro Capelossi @pedrocapelossi www.facebook.com/djpedrocapelossi www.instagram.com/pedrocapelossi Schirmchendrink @schirmchendrink www.facebook.com/schirmchendrink www.instagram.com/schirmchendrink

LIVE AUDIOS
Level Vibes LIVE @ Beards & Bikinis - Valhalla

LIVE AUDIOS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 59:42


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Drunk Mythology Gals
82: Episode 82 - A F.T.R. Holiday...Part 1

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 113:27


Ever coordinate your vacation with your fave gladiator's next event (assuming he lives to see it)? Or wish you had brought the good china from home? Or maybe you just want to watch eels eat slaves. Yes, you read that right. Welcome to a F*ck the Romans Holiday.  *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

Bedtime Stories
S04E30 - The Battle of Ape Canyon

Bedtime Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 19:38


Carved into the southeast shoulder of Mount Saint Helens, is a deep and narrow gorge, the name of which is derived from a shocking encounter which was reported to have taken place there in July of 1924. A true struggle between man and beast, which would end up becoming known as the Battle of Ape Canyon. ABOUT THE CHANNEL Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the discerning horror fan, we cover the most chilling cases throughout history. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries and strange deaths to cryptids, conspiracy theories and the most disturbing of true crimes, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story. EMAIL bedtime.stories@outlook.com MUSIC "Ice Demon", "Crypto" and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://www.youtube.com/user/kmmusic "Sunset", "Time", "There is Something Under the Bed", "Bodmin Moor" and "Welcome to Valhalla" used by kind permission of CO.AG https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA

Full Spectrum Cycling
Full Spectrum Cycling #180 – Seeley Dave – NICA Race in Cable – Valhalla Beach Party – Sam D in da House

Full Spectrum Cycling

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 30:17


Show #180 - Sam D is in the Everyday Cycles White Room With Black Curtains Studio, Seeley Dave gives us a shout on the teleringer as we chat about the upcoming NICA race in Cable, WI, Dave's new Valhalla Beach Party Bikepacking route and other Life Above Eight news. Sven, JK and Tony are here as well! Talkin' Schmack WMSE Backyard BBQHow to cycle around the world - https://www.worldtravelguide.net/features/feature/how-to-cycle-around-the-world/Wednesday Frames - Medium and Large in stockIce Cream Trucks Complete - Small, Medium and LargeVarious Fatbike tires, Nate, Edna, Kenda Show Guest - Dave Schlabowske Valhalla Beach Party Video - https://www.thenxrth.com/post/video-bikepacking-the-valhalla-beach-party Dave's Life Above Eight Website WMSE Backyard BBQ Concert and Shindigs! Hamm's 30 pack, the only way to buy Hamm's! Show Beer - Hamm's! Shit Worth Doin' September 2nd-5th - Summer Squatch - Levis Mounds, WI - https://www.facebook.com/events/508629047720500 September 17th - Steel is Real Milwaukee??November 12th - 13th - Single Speed Texas - (New Date! Again!) - https://www.facebook.com/SingleSpeedTexas/  Yes, you must face and ream your new Surly Wednesday Frameset! Bikes!  Large Schlick Cycles 29+ Custom Build - BlackLarge Schlick Cycles 29+ Custom Build - OrangeWu-Tang Klunker from State BicyclesWu-Tang Singlespeed from State BicyclesLarge Schlick Tatanka, Orange.Wyatt Medium Fatbike - Custom Powdercoat Schlick FatbikesTeesdale Road Frame and Fork - 54cm - Currently bare frame ready for paint or powderRoll C:1 British Racing Green - LargeA bunch of Schlick Growler (Zen Bicycle Fabrications AR 45) frames for custom builds.29+ Schlick Cycles frames for custom buildsContact info@everydaycycles.com Call-in to 717-727-2453 and leave us a message about how cycling is making your life better! Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. Clicking these and making a purchase will directly support Full Spectrum Cycling. Thanks!

The Scrapbook Podcast
Make Our Movie!: Valhalla's Gate (Act 2 & 3)

The Scrapbook Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 67:56


This is The Scrapbook Podcast: Make Our Movie! with your host Jody Pratt & Patrick Wigfall! On our podcast we create concepts and stories for TV and Movies. We pull pieces of paper randomly from 3 cups (Time Period, Genre and Setting) and apply whatever we pick into the 3 Act structure. Welcome home, creatives!

PURPLE VALHALLA
Purple Valhalla S03E07 - Una nuova fine, un nuovo inizio: l'analisi del roster 2022

PURPLE VALHALLA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 88:25


I 53 vichinghi per la stagione 2022 sono stati scelti. E non sono mancate le sorprese. Tabula rasa della precedente gestione, trade dell'ultima ora, limature di piccoli dettagli che potrebbero tornare utili più avanti. Alessandro e Francesco, con l'aiuto di Cristiano, fanno il punto della situazione a pochi giorni dall'inizio del campionato

Drunk Mythology Gals
81: Episode 81 - Drunk Breaking News

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 31:22


Stupid Stonehenge is back, Cait's Google algorithm is ruined forever, and Other Jenn channels her inner televangelist. Just another day for the gals.  Don't google the Georgia Guidestones without protection, kids! (But here's the article) *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

DRI
DRI Aviation Wingtips: Episode 18

DRI

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 51:43


Kristin Newman of Anderson & Riddle in Fort Worth, Texas speaks with Rick Alimonti, Senior Partner and Founder of Alimonti Law Offices and Alimonti Mediation Services in Valhalla, NY, about strategies and tactics in mediations, particularly in aviation cases, as well as how the pandemic changed mediations and what to expect for the future of mediations.

Journos
The Vikings are at the Doorbell

Journos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 29:57


Say what you will about the Vikings, but one thing's for certain: They had a strong brand. So strong, in fact, that it's easy to draw a pretty clear through line between their insatiable appetite for conquest and the relentless march of tech companies into our personal and private lives.  The only difference? Nobody back then would ever agree to a Viking's Terms of Service (ToS).  But before we get there, what's up with Japan's National Tax Agency, and why are they trying to get us drunk? And why is Coca-Cola hoping to tap into the collective dreamspace of Gen Z? The answer to both can be found in murky boardrooms on either side of the planet, in which bottom-lines are mandates from the gods, and are to be met at all costs.  It's in boardrooms like these where we encounter modern-day Vikings, plotting and charting new voyages into the final frontiers of our minds, and even the inside (and outside) of our homes. Let's face it — the folks at Amazon have what can only be described as Big Viking Energy™. It's an aura readily apparent in the acquisition of two companies, iRobot (who got its start making machines for the military) and Ring (who isn't afraid to talk to cops).  The purchase of these reflects the once-plucky online bookseller's apparent endgame of surveilling our entire private existence. While the Roombas are busy mapping our homes and reporting back to the Cloud, the Ring video doorbells will stand sentry at our doorsteps, and perhaps catch an act of civil disobedience from time to time. Valhalla!  Of course, not everyone's buying it just yet. But don't worry, there's a plan for that. And you'll have to listen to the episode to find out what it is… Fine. Here's a hint: It's a dystopian contest. (No, not that kind.) Anyhow, grab your weird horned helmet and start rowing. It's Viking-time people, and you might as well blend in.

The Scrapbook Podcast
Make Our Movie!: Valhalla's Gate (Act 1)

The Scrapbook Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 28:25


This is The Scrapbook Podcast: Make Our Movie! with your host Jody Pratt & Patrick Wigfall! On our podcast we create concepts and stories for TV and Movies. We pull pieces of paper randomly from 3 cups (Time Period, Genre and Setting) and apply whatever we pick into the 3 Act structure. Welcome home, creatives!

Drunk Mythology Gals
80: Episode 80 - Hot Drunk News

Drunk Mythology Gals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 56:18


We're talking ancient racks of ribs, modern burgers, and AGAIN with the ancient Roman d*ck pics. Also, dino p*rn is in the eye of the beholder.  Sources for today's stories: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dinosaur-skeleton-backyard-portugal/ https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715371 https://www.newsweek.com/palatial-1200-year-old-estate-ancient-cooling-system-found-israel-1736465 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11145125/Unusually-large-penis-carving-uncovered-Roman-tower-excavations-southern-Spain.html And yeah, here's the Google Maps link to Amigus Burger (again, I think it's a transliteration error) in Rahat, Israel: https://goo.gl/maps/7nTFSSPDb4PqWmbC6 *** From Olympus to Valhalla, we've got the goods on the gods, so join Cait, Original Gen, the Other Jenn, and SFX Kim as they spike and spill all the divine tea!  If you'd like to support our podcast, head over to PATREON where we'll be uploading ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and SO MUCH MORE! Subscribe thyself to our social media scrolls! Instagram: @drunkmythologygals Facebook: @drunkmythologygals Twitter: @drunkmythgals TikTok: @drunkmythologygals Website: drunkmythologygals.com Gmail: drunkmythologygals@gmail.com

The Great Metal Debate Podcast
Album Review - The Great Heathen Army

The Great Metal Debate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 4:26


Welcome back everybody to another episode of the great metal debate podcast. My name is Xander and I am a Die Hard fan of the Swedish melodic death metal band called Amon Amarth. I have been a super fan since the Year 2006 when I first discovered them on their album with Odin On Our Side. I remember the very first song I ever heard from these guys, it was "Runes To My Memory". I was pretty much sold on these guys after I heard their second single from that album called "Cry of the Blackbirds". But today we will be talking about the brand new album called the Great Heathen Army. This is the band's 12th studio album and I have pretty much concluded with their previous record that this band gets better and better each time they release a new album. Having said that, Berserker is one of my favorite albums from them despite it being very recent. To me, this new album hasn't exactly dethroned Berserker but it still ranks very high to me. I am one of those rare type of metalheads who can learn to appreciate new material from a well-established band. Most people lose interest in bands after they release their third to fifth album. In fact, I have a friend on Facebook who told me a few days ago that he stopped listening to them after the versus The World album in 2004 which I find completely shocking. Several months ago Metal Blade Records treated us all to a new music video for a song called "Put Your Back Into The Ore". It was a fantastic song but I think that all of us Amon Amarth fans were disappointed to find out that the song was only released as a single and not a part of the brand new album. With that being said it is time for us to talk about each of the brand new songs track by track. Starting off strong we have a song called "Get in the Ring". This is a very unusual title for a song from a Viking metal band but once you read the lyrics you'll understand that it is indeed about Vikings and not about a modernized blood sport. Next up we have the album title track "The Great Heathen Army". This band continues to impress me with their guitar riffs that always sounds fresh and groovy. And then we have my personal favorite song on the album "Heidrun" which is definitely one of the catchier tracks and the main riff sounds very folky, almost Fintroll-ish. "Odin Owns You All" is another stand out followed by "Find A Way Or Make One". "Dawn of the Norsemen" makes you feel like you're riding on a horse Galloping into a battle ready to die in a fight to be granted passage into Valhalla. The song itself is a very typical formula for the band with its long-standing Viking theme. "Saxons And Vikings" is definitely one of my most favorite songs on the entire album with the opening chug riff in the rhythmic drumming to kick things off. This song features the lead singer of the power metal band known as Saxon. It is really neat to mix power metal vocals with death metal vocals. Surprisingly it is a fantastic combination with a super melodic riff and a face melting guitar solo. "Skagul Rides With Me" seems like a very forgettable fuller track and things really slow down both musically and vocally for the final song "The Serpent's Trail". Overall this is another great album but do I consider it the best? No I do not. But it is still definitely Worthy of the box set that I got for this album which includes a poster, a puzzle, trading cards, a bottle topper, a patch and the CD. It is a good collector's item to own if you are a die-hard fan of Amon Amarth! So how would I rate this album? It is really good but far from perfection, so with that being said I have to give this an 8.5 out of 10. Be sure to check out Amon Amarth's music videos on YouTube and you can listen to their music anywhere else. I'm on Amarth is signed with metal blade records so if you would like to support them by buying their merch you can do that website as well as indiemerch.com.

Midnight Train Podcast
The Grim Reaper and Death.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 116:26


Become a producer and get your name mentioned on the show! Sign up at www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com   The Grim Reaper Nothing in life is guaranteed, except for death and taxes, as the old adage goes. We boldly circle April 15th  in red on our calendars so that it stands out like a swollen thumb. Of course, there is also the Internal Revenue Service here in the US, which has taken in over 3 trillion dollars in taxes from over 250 million taxpayers and felt that we aren't paying enough and hired 87,000 more agents and gave them powers much like a government police force including lethal force. But we don't need to be on that soap box today.    What about death, though? The other certainty of being human is, for most of us, not quite as certain. Biologists define death as the complete cessation of all life processes, which eventually take place in all living organisms. Sadly, that description doesn't provide a clear picture. It doesn't describe what death feels like. How will you feel then? How will it look? What are our plans? Where are we headed?   The embodiment of death in a black robe and scythe in hand, the Grim Reaper, enters. We all know of this deity and its so-called motivations. It approaches everyone while watching for the last sand particle to fall, holding an hourglass in its hand. When that happens, it cuts the soul free with a razor-sharp slice that it has perfected over time. Although it may not be a pretty picture, it is distinct and obvious.   Putting a human face on the idea of death is ultimately the Grim Reaper's "job." But why did people feel the need to give the Grim Reaper such a gloomy appearance? Why not turn him into a welcoming and useful tour guide for the underworld? Why must he also be a man, for that matter?   We'll examine the Grim Reaper's history, the symbolism attached to his appearance, and how he's portrayed in other cultures. We'll also look at how the Reaper has been depicted in literature, film, and art. When we're done, you'll understand the identity of the Grim Reaper, his methods, and most crucially, the reason for his existence (should you see him prowling around your deathbed).   As Lewis Carroll once said, it's best to begin at the beginning. And for the Grim Reaper, the beginning can be found in the creation myths present in all cultures.   Death itself must exist before the Grim Reaper, a personification of death, can exist. Humans were initially formed as immortal creatures who descended from their level of perfection in almost all civilizations and religions. The Bible's most famous example is the story of Adam and Eve's fall. The Book of Genesis claims that God made Adam and Eve to care for the world He had made and to help populate it. The Garden of Eden was a paradise where the first man and woman resided. Adam was instructed by God to tend to the garden and gather fruit from all the trees, with the exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Unfortunately, Eve was duped into eating the fruit by Satan, who was speaking via a serpent. She then gave Adam the fruit, who consumed it as well despite being aware that it was wrong. Adam and Eve died physically and spiritually as a result of defying God.   In other religions, people were formed as mortals who made valiant attempts to become immortal but failed. This tale is told in The Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh, a character from Mesopotamian literature, was the progeny of a goddess and a human ruler. Gilgamesh, however, was still a mortal being, just like his closest buddy Enkidu. When Enkidu passes away, the great hero is troubled by the idea of dying and embarks on a mission to become immortal. He meets Utnapishtim, a man who has been granted eternal life by the gods, during his travels. Gilgamesh is promised immortality by Utnapishtim if he can last a week without sleeping. Gilgamesh eventually nods off, but Utnapishtim still gives him a plant that can restore its owner's health. Any hopes Gilgamesh had of becoming eternal are dashed when the plant is devoured by a hungry snake on the way home.   Gilgamesh returns home in the mythology of Mesopotamia and joyfully accepts his life as a mortal man. But most people aren't that laid back. The thought of our own mortality disturbs us. Everything we accomplish is constantly plagued by the shadow of death. Research supports this. According to a 2022 survey, 20% of Americans over the age of 50 experience anxiety when they consider their afterlife. 53 percent of respondents think ghosts or spirits exist, and 73 percent think there is life after death.   Undoubtedly, and as it has been for thousands of years, what happens to us as we die, as well as what occurs after we die, is a huge issue. Humans use a tried-and-true strategy: they give death a form they are familiar with in order to make sense of dying and mortality. As a result, a vague, invisible phenomenon becomes a concrete, observable phenomenon. You can comprehend death if you see a familiar face in it. Better yet, if you can put your anxieties aside and perceive death as a kind, gentle face.   It can, of course, also go the other way. Looking at death might reveal a frightful countenance. The terrifying visage of the Grim Reaper arose following a particularly trying period in human history, as we'll discover in the following section.   Why not give death a kind face if you're going to give it a human one? The Greeks adopted that strategy and gave death the name Thanatos. Hypnos, the deity of sleep, and his twin brother Thanatos were both shown as attractive, young males. Thanatos is depicted in some images as having wings and a put out flame. He had the responsibility of going to Hades, the Greek underworld, with the deceased. There, Charon, the ferryman on the River Styx, would receive the souls from Thanatos. In this interpretation, death is lovely and beneficial rather than fearful and ugly.   There are also feminine variations of death. The Valkyries were depicted as stunning young women in Norse mythology who carried soldiers' souls to their afterlife as well as acting as messengers for Odin. In actuality, the word "Valkyries" refers to "slain's choosers." They would ride on winged horses during battle and pick intrepid soldiers to perish by scouting the battlefield. They would then deliver these spirits to Odin's realm, Valhalla. The valiant spirits were recruited to participate in the terrible struggle known as Ragnarok after they reached the afterlife.   The Valkyries are comparable to angels, who serve as a spiritual bridge between God and people. Angels provide messages to mankind or defend them in some myths. In other tales, they converse with the dead and torture the sinners. Many religions and civilizations feature the Angel of Death, a spirit that removes a person's soul from the body at the moment of death. In Judeo-Christian tradition, the archangels Michael and Gabriel have served as death angels. The Islamic Angel of Death known as Azrael can occasionally be seen as a terrifying ghost with eyes and tongues covering every inch of his body. Every soul in the world has a birth and a death recorded in a vast ledger that Azrael keeps updated.   By the Middle Ages, the Angel of Death had been conceptually ingrained in both European religion and culture. But in the latter half of the 14th century, an epidemic occurrence changed how the common person perceived and reacted to death. The plague of the Middle Ages, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, was that occurrence. The initial plague outbreak claimed at least 25 million lives, while subsequent plague outbreaks that recurred for centuries resulted in millions more deaths [source: National Geographic]. Fear swept the entire continent: fear of death, fear of an unknown epidemic, fear of the agony of the disease's late stages, when the skin on a victim's extremities grew black and gangrenous. All activities were characterized by a morbid atmosphere, which also had an impact on the period's writers and painters.   Unsurprisingly, skeletons started to represent death in artwork at this time. In reality, the skeletal form of death was frequently depicted in a similar manner by painters. He was frequently pictured with a crossbow, dart, or other weapon. These tools would eventually give way to the scythe, a mowing instrument with a long, curved blade attached at an angle to a long handle. Many artworks depicted the hereafter chopping down souls like grain by swinging its scythe through a throng of humanity. A young woman would occasionally stand at the grave to serve as a reminder of the connection between life and death. The idea that death might communicate with the living and lure them into the hereafter was another prevalent one. Due of this, skeletons are depicted dancing and having fun with people from all walks of life in the Dance of Death, also known as Danse Macabre.   These post-plague images of death led to the creation of the Grim Reaper. We'll look at the significance of his form and physique on the following page.   The Grim Reaper is an incredibly symbolic figure. When he eventually arrives, the items he is carrying and even the clothes he is wearing will reveal something about his character and his objectives. Let's examine some of the symbolism one symbol at a time.   Skeletons and skulls. It was common to observe piles of decaying bodies as the disease spread through Europe and Asia. One in five Londoners perished during the Great Plague of London, which struck the city between 1665 and 1666 [source: National Geographic]. Given how common death and dying are, it is reasonable that artists and illustrators started to represent death in the form of a corpse or skeleton. The skeleton figure serves as a metaphor for the decomposition of human flesh—what remains after worms and maggots have done their dirty work. It also feeds into one of the biggest concerns that people have: the dread of annihilation.   Black cloak. Black has long been connected to loss and gloom. Funeral attendees dress in black, and black hearses are used to transport the deceased. Black, however, is frequently associated with bad energies. The Reaper exudes mystery and danger thanks to his dark cloak. The Reaper hides beneath the shadows of his cloak, playing off our fears of the unknown because the things we can't see worry us just as much as the things we can see.   Scythe. The Reaper is seen clutching arrows, darts, spears, or crossbows in early depictions. These are the tools he use to kill his victim. A scythe eventually took the place of these other tools of killing. A scythe was an implement used for cutting grass or reaping grain. It made sense for this symbol to be put to death in an agricultural community where harvesting in the fall signified the end of a year. Death harvests souls for their passage into the hereafter in a similar manner to how we harvest our crops.   Hourglass. Sand pours from the upper to bottom glass bulb of the traditional hourglass over the course of an hour. It has endured into the digital age as a reminder to be patient as our computer loads a Web page or executes a command because it is such a potent representation of time and how it passes. Additionally, the Grim Reaper holds an hourglass, reminding us that time is running out. Our time is up when the sand is gone. We can only pray that we have more time to live than an hour.   It was so common to see this representation of the Grim Reaper in religious writings. The Book of Revelation in the Bible provides the best illustration. Four horsemen appear in Revelation 6:1–8 to bring about tragedies signifying the end of the world. Pestilence, war, famine, and death are the four horsemen. Only Death is expressly mentioned out of the four. He is seated on a pale horse, which is frequently mistaken for pale green, the hue of illness and decay. Most often, Death is portrayed as the Reaper himself, with a grimacing skull and scythe in hand, ready for the gory labor that lies ahead.   The Grim Reaper is still a popular subject for writers today. We'll examine at a few instances of the Reaper in popular culture in the section that follows.   Without a doubt, the Grim Reaper makes a fantastic character, which explains why he has long been a part of myths and legends. One typical tale, known as the "cheating death" tale, describes a person who tries to deceive the Grim Reaper in order to avoid dying. A well-known illustration is "The Legend of Rabbi Ben Levi" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Death for the holy man in Longfellow's poem arrives with the somber proclamation, "Lo! the time approaches near/When thou must die." Can I hold the sword of death? the rabbi enquiries. The rabbi receives the weapon from Death, who hurriedly flees and hides until God can step in to save him. Ben Levi is not killed when God appears, but the rabbi is instructed to give the sword back to its rightful owner.   Other influential works, such the Danse Macabre, or Dance of Death, a sort of drama that appeared after the Black Death, have established our contemporary understanding of the Reaper. These plays were intended to help churchgoers accept the certainty of death. A victim's encounter with death, symbolized as a skeleton, was portrayed in the performance, which typically took place in a cemetery or churchyard. The victim makes various justifications for why his life should be saved, but these are rejected, and death eventually follows him away with an entourage of other skeletal creatures. Several German engravers, like Bernt Notke and Hans Holbein, found that the scenes from this play made for interesting themes. These artists' prints depicted dancing skeletons amid people from all social classes as a message that nobody, not even royalty, could avoid death.   Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" has had a similar impact on current culture. The 1957 movie is about Antonius Block, a knight who returns from the Crusades to discover that the disease has killed many of his countrymen. Max von Sydow plays Antonius Block in the role. Block is also awaited by Death, who is portrayed by Bengt Ekerot. Having reached a standstill, the knight challenges Death to a game of chess, which Block ultimately loses. The image of Ekerot's Death, a menacing white visage disguised beneath a black cloak, endures so vividly despite the story's unsettling nature.   The Grim Reaper also plays a key role in the following works:   "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," a song released by Blue Öyster Cult in 1976 and now regarded as a rock classic "Because I could not stop for Death," a poem by Emily Dickinson, in which the narrator shares a carriage ride with Death "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, in which the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, cloaked and skeletal, appears to show Scrooge how he will die The Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, which feature Death as an ally of mankind The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, a groundbreaking series of comic books in which Death appears as a girl "Death Takes a Holiday," a 1934 film about Death's decision to take a break from his normal business to see what it's like being mortal; a 1998 remake, "Meet Joe Black," starred Brad Pitt in the role of Death. "Scream," a 1996 homage to slasher flicks in which a murderous teen stalks his victims in a Reaper-like costume "Dead Like Me," a Showtime series that explores the lives (or afterlives) of a group of grim reapers who walk among the living   Whether he is funny or terrifying, a man or a woman, the Grim Reaper will probably always be a part of our pop culture diet. The Reaper will calmly wait in the shadows and come for each of us in the end, even if storytellers grow weary of dealing with death and dying.   Lastly, we thought since we are talking about the personification of death, we should also include some theories as to what happens after we die. Let's see how many you, the listeners, agree with; and how many we think are stupid and illogical. Let's begin!   Excretion  The idea that the universe is actually one enormous brain of a higher species has been around for many years. In certain containers, it might be one or more brains. This hypothesis states that the solar system is merely a brain cell. Humans are insignificant components of this cell as well. For that enormous brain, our thousands of millions of years of history occurred in a fraction of a second. Let's examine what it says on life after death. How are our own dead cells handled? They are discarded after being sloughed off. Similar things will happen to us if we are a small piece of a vast mind. That is, the universe will leave our consciousness where it dumps its waste when we pass away. Oh, how disgusting. I am aware that this notion is a little unusual and a little challenging to understand, but that is only because we do not fully understand it.   Just like that, my life became meaningless.   You enter the cosmic consciousness   Life: What is it? Knowing the answer to this question is crucial. We are conscious of our existence and are fully in charge of our own thinking. Only 20 watts of power are required for this by our brain. Most light bulbs use more electricity than that because this power is so low. Biologists are still unable to properly explain how our brain makes every decision so precisely. Our area of expertise is consciousness, but we do not understand its origin. And where does it go after we pass away? In accordance with Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff's orchestrated objective reduction theory of the mind, coherent quantum processes in clusters of microtubules within brain neurons are biologically "orchestrated" to produce consciousness. You can imagine this universe as a sea of consciousness, according to this notion. Human mind originates from this place and travels back there once we die. Consciousness connects all things in the cosmos. You can think of it like this: If you think of the universe as a sea, then our consciousness would be a wave. It remains on the ground for some time before going back. The conclusion is that after we die, our consciousness returns to the universe, where it may remain eternally or it may temporarily inhabit another body.   Our consciousness is therefore deeply ingrained in the cosmos and is inherently perplexing.   Being Human Is just One Level   Reincarnation theory holds that after we die, our souls transfer into new bodies, giving rise to a subsequent birth. Dr. Ian Stevenson has studied incarnation and looked into countless instances of young people claiming to have lived before. He established the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia and was an academic psychiatrist. He describes incarnation as the "survival of personality after death" at times. Along with genes and environment, he thinks it can provide a plausible justification for a variety of personality traits, including phobias. However, no one's allegations have been shown to be true. When this notion first emerged, little was understood about the universe's complexity and mysticism. Because of this, they only thought that our spirit may reincarnate in a different body on earth. What if your soul has a different physical body somewhere else in the universe? What if your spirit adopts a shape that we are unaware of rather than moving into a new body? This idea holds that our Souls or conscious entities can travel anyplace in the cosmos. This implies that you could once more be a person, a cool alien, a pointless insect, or something else else. In reality, we have no idea who or what we will be after we no longer exist as humans.   The Universe Ends   Can you demonstrate the reality of this world and the cosmos? The likelihood is that you will affirm and provide the objects and people in your environment with proof. However, according to the solipsistic hypothesis, there is nothing outside of your mind and brain. For you, what you see and hear is accurate, but you can never establish the veracity of the people in your immediate vicinity. Let's use GTA 5 as an example. When you are at a specific location in this game, everything around you is functional. There are other close residents there, so nothing strange is happening to you. What about the locations where you are not? Actually, those places didn't exist back then. According to this hypothesis, there is no other life in the cosmos besides you. Therefore, the universe stops existing after you pass away. That implies that every person you know and love likewise vanishes. Simply said, everything and everyone is a projection of your subconscious mind.   Therefore, take another look at the world and stop griping about pointless things. After all, you are the one who made it all.   Life Starts over again   I'm sure you've experienced this at least once in your life. that a location or person appears familiar to you, despite the fact that you've never been there or interacted with them before. This is known as déjà-vu. What if everything feels familiar? That implies that your life keeps repeating itself? Therefore, it appears that you may be familiar with that location or that individual. Two things could lead to this. First of all, your life is like a movie that never ends. Second: Although your life is repeated, you always have more influence over it. This reminds me a lot of the film Groundhog Day. Obviously, there are some significant differences; in this case, life restarts after death rather than after a day, and you have significantly less influence than in the film. Therefore, have luckier next time, bro. God knows how many times we are experiencing a life (which stinks) without even realizing it is a déjà-vu.   You have successfully entered a loop.   The Dreamer Wakes Up   It's entirely possible that our existence is nothing more than a creature's dream, despite the fact that this may sound like some made-up stories from the 1980s. You must have all had dreams. Only until we wake up do we know that dreams were just illusions. We become unable to distinguish between reality and dreams. Since dreams come from our own subconscious minds, their reality may or may not be in question. Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion author Gregg Levoy concurs. And some of the most well-known concepts in the modern world, including Google, the Theory of Relativity, the first periodic table, etc., had their origins in dreams. Thus, it is possible for dreams to be quite real. So it's possible that we wake up in the "actual" world after we pass away. very similar to Inception The subject of what occurs when a dreaming creature passes away now arises. For the time being, there is no clear response to this query. We have no idea if the person who is waking up from sleep is a soul, a human, or something else entirely.   You Get Re-programmed   This hypothesis proposes that our world is a computer simulation. The most prevalent option on this list is this. It's likely that you have heard of this before. Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher, made the initial suggestion in 2003. It contends that either all intelligent species perish before being able to produce an ancestor simulation or choose not to do so for some reason. Or perhaps we are merely acting out a simulation. In the event that we are simulations of our ancestors, our Consciousness is programmed. We play a very small part in the simulation. So, after erasing your memories, our programmer can transport us to a different space and time in the simulation when we pass away. They only need to make a few tweaks as they already have our base code. It is really difficult to foresee what those programmers will perform. They have a wide range of options at their disposal. What a blast?   Our Consciousness Is Unreal   The simulation hypothesis is also related to this notion. Avoid saying, "There are two theories on the same hypothesis." Theo Musk believes that the odds of us actually living in the "true" world are one billion to one. It is completely believable. This side, though, is substantially darker. As your "Consciousness" is merely programming, we lack our own free will. We appear to be operating according to a code. They are free to run or remove your code whenever they wish. They might have entered your code the last time you closed your eyes. While you slept last night, all of your memories were implanted in you. Even though it has only been a few hours, you suddenly believe you have been this person for years. They can also alter or remove your code the next time you go to bed. Depending on what they need, they could simply "remove" you from the simulation or completely change who you are. This reminds me a lot of Westworld. In this case, a fictitious universe is made, and characters are formed with certain duties allocated to them. We all contribute to some larger narratives. By simply adding new memories of a different location and possibly even time to the code, they can change the role of any person according to their needs. Everything you believe yourself to be is merely an illusion. Therefore, all that we are is a collection of 0s and 1s. And we carry out our pre-programmed actions.   We can at least be glad that our life, despite appearing to have no purpose, has helped our creators in some way. Or why did they even decide to make us?   Death Is An Illusion   Humans are the only animals on Earth with understanding of time, in contrast to other animals. We are aware that Time can only advance in units of days, months, or years. But is it really this time of day? The concept of time that we have today was developed by humans. Anything we believe about time could be incorrect. We think that time always flows like a river's stream. It is not required for the Universe to function in the same manner that we perceive time to function. Along with the present, the past and the future also exist in the cosmos, but we are not able to view them. Imagine that consciousness is the projecting light that causes us to see the film and that reality is a film strip. We are unable to notice the light unless a frame is placed in front of it. Its presence, however, cannot be disputed. The same principles govern Time and Reality. The past and future are not visible to us, but they coexist with the present. Three-dimensional space-time surrounds us and binds us. So how does this relate to death? You don't actually die. Death is just a fantasy. Because you are unable to exist in frames where you are dead, you must always exist in frames where you are living. Just that other people think you are dead because this does not hinder ‘their' existence.   Anything is Possible   About what happens after death, we cannot be certain. The many-worlds interpretation hypothesis postulates that there are an almost unlimited number of realities. There are countless parallel universes, each containing every conceivable concept. There is a universe where you are a billionaire, Hillary won the election, and I am reading this essay you wrote. Therefore, in some universes, anything is conceivable after death. Reincarnation occurs in some universes, or heaven and hell exist in some as well. In some universes, after we pass away, we become zombies, whereas in others, we simply pass away. In some alternate universe, all of the aforementioned theories are plausible. We simply don't know what universe we reside in, or perhaps it hasn't been determined yet. You might pass away in the cosmos or theory you hold dear. According to the solipsism theory, your universe will come to an end when you pass away. Anything is possible, after all. 

Fandom Encounters
Dice and Demigods: Episode 194 - Frozen Valhalla

Fandom Encounters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 157:57


The New Kids reach the next level of Olympus to find the final wind god, Boreas, staring back at them with several of their allies slowly freezing to death around them...

Wine, Spirits & Witches
Shanas Spooky Episode 1: Valhalla Memorial Park

Wine, Spirits & Witches

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 40:19


Welcome to a peak into one of our patreon segments from one of Shana's "Spooky Stories" segments! Grab a drink as Shana takes you back in time before the San Fernando Valley was even orange groves, to the crazy inception of the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Hancock Talks
Episode 26: Life Insurance Awareness Month — get the latest insights on today's clients to grow your sales

Hancock Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 16:43


We're kicking off Life Insurance Awareness Month with insights from Lai-Sahn Hackett, Corporate Vice President of Insurance at LIMRA and LOMA. With a focus on the details research reveals about consumers' awareness of life insurance today — and what that means to us as we talk with clients — we explore:The latest on client perceptions about life insurance  What are the biggest opportunities in today's life insurance market How financial professionals can capitalize on the unmet need for life insuranceTips and talking points for building trusted client relationships  For financial professional use only. Not intended for use with the general public.Insurance products are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02116 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595. MLINY081822710-2

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
Paganism is Different

THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 51:52


Remember, we welcome comments, questions and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com   S3E28 TRANSCRIPT:----more---- Yucca: Welcome back to the wonder science based paganism. I'm your host Yucca. Mark: and I'm mark. Yucca: And this week we have a really interesting topic. We're gonna be talking about. Religion in general, what is religion? What purpose does it have? And also looking at how naturalistic paganism differs from the, the big three in Western society. Mark: Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this conversation because these are questions that I've spent a lot of time researching and thinking about parti. When I was first pulling the threads together, that would become Ethiopia paganism. Obviously when you think about, well, why do people have religion, then you have to start asking yourself what is a religion, right. And everything sort of tumbles downhill from there. It's very interesting. Yucca: Yeah. And you'll certainly get different opinions on what a religion is. We were talking about before this, how there are some folks who will say that they'll define religion in such a narrow way that really only Christianity, Judaism and Islam fit into the category. And they'll kind of ignore the rest of the many, many different possibilities that humans have, you know, just today, not even thinking about what we've had in the past and may have in the future. But we're gonna be taking a little bit more of a, a broader perspective on that. Mark: Right. Yeah. I mean, for those religious scholars and anthropologists of religion who focus down on a very narrow, definition of religion that only slots to those. Kind of major movements throughout the world. To me, that's begging the question. I, I think what we ought to be looking for is what are the human needs that are being met and by what kinds of mechanisms and how can we generalize about that into a definition of all of those kinds of behaviors and needs. And crystallize that down into a definition for what a religion is that that's been my approach. Yucca: Right. Mark: So let's get into it. Yucca: Yeah, we should say before though, that we will be comparing a lot to those big three that we've been talking about and that's, you know, it's not to be picking on them or singling them out or anything. It's just that the societies that both mark and I come from are very steeped in these. These are the Christianity has really influenced and shaped so much of our cultures in ways that we're aware of it in ways that. often, you know, unaware of as well. Mark: Right because we are so. Inured to them. They're so normal to us that it doesn't even occur to us that it's possible to live any other way or to think any other way about the world. Particularly we're going to be talking a lot about Christianity because that's what the really dominant religion in the United States where both of us live, but. A lot of what we're saying could also be applied in areas that are dominated, say by Islam or by conservative brands of Judaism or other faiths that share these kind of general characteristics. So it's not to pick on Christianity particularly. It's it's more to say this is what we're most familiar with and what we see. Creating the subtext for the over culture of where we live. Yucca: Mm-hmm right. Mark: So let's get into it. Where, where should we start? Yucca: Well, I think with, you know, what a religion is and the purpose of a religion, right. And those two are kind of blurred together. Right? Mark: Right, right. And of course, depending on what religion you are, you'll have very different answers for that. Because if you ask a Christian, what the purpose of their religion is, it's salvation, right? You're, you're supposed to follow these rules and. Cate yourself to this God, and that will get you a ticket to heaven with various terms and conditions applying depending on what the faith specifics are. Yucca: The particular sect within there. Yeah. Mark: Right. But when we look at a, in a broader sense not religious specifically, worldwide. And over time we can see that what religion has done is provide certain things for populations of people. It's given them a sense of shared values. Yucca: Mm-hmm Mark: It's given them a sense of community and connection with one another. It's given them a way of making sense of the calendar in terms of celebrating a, a set of seasonal holidays around the course of the year. And it's answered big questions that That people ask, like, you know, why am I here? What am I here for? What's the purpose of living? What is, what is the nature of the universe even, Yucca: I mean, it's, it's creating the context, right? It's how do we understand our context, us, our relationship to community and the world. Mark: right, right. And. As we look throughout the world, we can see that people's spiritual expression. Does those things for them, no matter what kind of spiritual expression it is, even in monastic communities, their communities, right. Yucca: mm-hmm Mark: Um, very, very rare to find people who are so monastic that they, you know, essentially go to a cave and do their thing by themselves. Because humans are social creatures and mostly we like to feel connected with each other in some sort of shared. Enterprise, right. Some way of organizing our society so that we can eat and we can be safe and we can be happy as best we can. So. When I was studying all this stuff and, and I really went down the rabbit hole into brain structures and how the brain evolved that I won't really get into now, but the appetites of the various systems of the brain map, pretty, pretty well onto the things that religion provides. Right. And. considering all this stuff. My conclusion is that a religion is basically a combination of three things. The first is a description of the universe or a cosmology, and that can be heaven and hell in purgatory and the, the, the world in between, or it can be a wheel of karma that you're trying to get off, or it can be. The, the narrative described by science, which is the one that we subscribe to the, the description Yucca: shifting and changing. Mark: yes, Yucca: Yeah. But we've got several standard models that we're working with at the moment. Right. And those get challenged and they change slightly. And. Mark: right. But there's. There's a fundamental belief underneath that, which is that science, that the universe is a material set of processes, which are governed by laws and that those laws are consistent throughout the universe. And that we can understand them. and learn to be predictive of what's going to happen in a given situation, based on our understanding of how those material processes work. That's a very, very different understanding than a, you know, super mystical Christian view where, you know, the mind of God is unknowable and we, we just never know what's gonna happen because anything is possible. Yucca: mm-hmm Mark: Yeah. So. Cosmology is the first piece. The second is the set of values. Every religious movement. Every spirituality, coalesces around a set of things that things that they think are right and wrong, things that they think are sacred and to be protected and revered and things that they, that they think are profane or or worthy of disrespect, not necessarily the last one, but definitely the first one. And that's important because part of the way that you build community is by having people of like mind, right? I mean, we talk about a pagan community and you know, you're not gonna find any group that's really much more diverse than that. But the one thing that we do have in common is that most of us share a set of values around. Independence around personal sovereignty, around consent, around equality around inclusiveness. And of course there are exceptions to these rules, but they are not the rule. They are the exception. Yucca: Right. Well, and, and those particular qualities or properties when there's exceptions. It's usually there's one or two exceptions, but then the others are held, right. Mark: Right. Yucca: Kind of like a metal in chemistry. Right. You have all these properties, you remember in chemistry class that made you memorize, like, oh, it's conductive and it's ductile and all the, you know, there's but there's a few exceptions, right? Mercury is liquid at room temperature, but it's still a metal, but most of the others they're, they're solid at room temperature. Right. So it's like that. Mark: Yeah, exactly, exactly that. So you've got your cosmology, you've got your set of values. And then the last is a set of practices. And this is where a religion differs from a philosophy, in my opinion, UN under my definition, because a philosophy can have a set of values and a cosmology, and you can talk about 'em all day long, but that's not the same thing as a a. As a religion, which has holidays rituals, observances modes of dress dietary restrictions, in some cases, all these kind of strictures around behavior and, and prescriptions of behavior. That go into a, a ritual practice. And so when I was creating atheopagan, this is the model that I used. The cosmology was the easy part because all I had to do was point to science and say, listen to them. The values part, I spent a lot of time on thinking about what the definition of the sacred is. And I came up with the four sacred pillars and then the 13 principles, which are ethical principles for. Best to live our lives. Yucca: Which we have episodes on. We should revisit that soon. Actually. I Mark: We should. Yucca: We really should it's but because I think that would've, we were still the beginning of 20, 21, or we might've still been in 2020 when we did those, but the, yeah. Mark: It's it's been a while. So the idea there, and this, this is something that was a little radical for the pagan world because the pagan world, people tend not to wanna be told what to do. They're very, very. know, reactive to the idea of anybody controlling them. So there's very little in the way of developed ethics in most of paganism at least modern Neo paganism. Yucca: Right. Mark: And I feel like lets us off the hook for having to be ethical people. We do have responsibilities to the earth. We have responsibilities to one another. We have responsibilities to future generations and we need to conduct ourselves in a manner that's consistent with that. And then there are also principles that just have to do with how to be a happy and a good person like Humor and perspective, for example, you know, being able to find the humor in things and being able to laugh at yourself are ways to stay humble and there are ways to enjoy your life and to be able to deal with hardship in a way that that lightens it to some Yucca: Mm. Mm. Mark: So that was the value system, the four pillars and the 13 principles. And then came practices and that's where the paganism part really came in with the wheel of the year holidays daily practices, observances of the cycles of the moon rituals, just for whatever purposes we need them for like a job search or. Recovering from grief or Rite of passage to become, you know, to go from being a teenager, to being an adult, for example. And the pagan community really what's the word I'm looking for? Excels really excels at that aspect of religiosity because we're encouraged to create our own rituals and we learn to be really creative and effective at transforming consciousness through the use of ritual technologies. Yucca: Right. Mark: So. Yucca: We're often described as the religion of doing right. It's about what we do. And there, of course is the belief component. But the, the, one of the things that unites pagans often is what we do. Not necessarily what we believe. Mark: right. What they call an ortho religion as opposed to an oxic religion. Right. Yucca: yeah  Mark: this is very different than many of the. The predominant Christian sex that exist around us because they have prescribed rituals. I mean, the sermon may be different every week, but the ritual itself, the mass, all that kind of stuff. It's the same all the time. And it it's very carefully stipulated. Exactly. You need to do at a given time of year and the priesthood don't have a lot of flexibility in that. Whereas in paganism you may not have priesthood at all, which we don't in atheopagan. Yucca: Right. Well, I mean, anyone can become a cleric if they, if they wanna go to the website and sign up so that you can, you know, perform marriages legally and that sort of thing. But, but we don't have anything where. Anybody is in a higher position or any sort of hierarchy, Mark: That's right. Yeah. The idea there is everybody should have the. To marry other people or conduct funerals or whatever, if that's what they want to do and provide that service to the community. But being an atheopagan cleric is a service commitment. It's not an elevation in status. Yucca: Right. Well, you're not from a different cast. Mark: No. And you're, and you're not a gatekeeper of secret knowledge or, you know, special rights that only you can do or any of that stuff. We don't have that. Some pagan traditions. Yucca: mm-hmm. Mark: and that's, that's what they do, but it's not what we do. So that's what I think of when I think of a religion. And what I'm always looking for is can you think of any religious traditions or spiritual traditions that don't include those three things? Yucca: No. I mean, I can think of. The one thing that I can think of that isn't, that doesn't usually get listed as a religion, but has, well, no, some of the, some of the philosophies kind of start to. Blur into that with particular practices. Right. But then they don't come along with Cosmo. I'm thinking of stoicism for instance, but stoicism doesn't come along with a, with a cosmology, but it comes a you've got values and practices, not necessarily holidays. So, but in terms of something that is seen really as a religion all of the ones that I have exposure to. Seem like they've got something there. Now many of them don't have, there was something that you didn't say, and that was God's right now that may be included in some people's cosmology, but we don't think that you have to believe in a God or a deity to be, or the supernatural at all, for it to be a religion. That's just one particular flavor of cosmology. Mark: right. And it's the kind that has ended up dominating the religious spiritual space for thousands of years. But that doesn't mean that it's the only way to have a spirituality, which I mean, some people try to debate with, but we've got thousands of people that are practicing this thing. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: tell us that it's not spirituality or not religion? Yucca: Or it's just spirituality at a certain point. Like I, for me, it becomes like a, okay. Fine. You can say we're not a religion, but I mean, we are like, you could say that we're not, but we are in, you know, we have legal status to say so as well, Mark: That's true. Yes. We, we have been recognized by the internal revenue service as meeting the characteristics for a religious nonprofit organization. So,  Yucca: paperwork. Mark: there, there is that. Yeah. I think one of the things. Religion and spirituality that it's always important to bear in mind when we talk about this stuff is that there are no universally accepted definitions for either of those terms. Yucca: right. Mark: And very learned people with lots of letters after their names, who specialize in these things, disagree, vehemently about what they need. So it's. It's not really our job to try to resolve all that. All I know is that of all of the spiritual or religious traditions that I have been able to learn about worldwide. They've all had a cosmology, a set of values and a set of practices. Yucca: Yeah, Mark: And in many cases that cosmology is populated by one or more gods or spirits or sacred powers of one kind or another. I'm thinking about the African diasporic religion with the law and I, I know very little about this, but those, I don't know whether those are considered gods or whether they're considered to be, you know, powerful spirits that we, we create arrangements with through our own ritual behavior and offerings. But all of those are. Stories that we tell ourselves about the nature of the world. Right? And that's what a cosmology is. Science tells a story about the nature of the world. Just like all those other ones do. The difference is that science uses evidence and analysis and critical thinking to, to support the claims that it makes. Yucca: Mm-hmm well, and one thing about the cosmology is that it seems to often reflect the political and social structures that the people. And I dunno if this is a chicken or egg sort of situation, but that the people are in, right. So if we are looking at Christianity and we're looking at the development of it and what parts of the world it came from and what the political structures were at those time periods. Well, you know, it makes a lot of sense. I mean, the words even have, have carried over, right. People refer to God as the Lord. Right. And this would've, this is coming from a time period where people, you know, we had very defined. Cast system where we had the peasants and the Lord and you know, different names depending on what culture. And I think that that's probably one of the reasons that it has one of the many reasons that that particular religion has been falling out of fashion the recent time is because our political structures are moving from. That there's the, the nobility and the peasantry. I mean, on some levels we have this extreme gap that's happening as well, but we just don't, but there isn't the loyalty to it. Right. We're not loyal to our one percenters. We have very different feeling towards them. But that in the, in the past, there was, there was a reason to try and keep your, the, your peasants or country people. Having a sense of obligation and loyalty to the nobility. Mark: Right. And I think it bears saying that that's not a coincidence. I mean, the religious systems that have been chosen by ruling classes in order to maintain the the. Their power is not an accident. Constantine chose to convert the Roman empire to Christianity. And in the process, he redefined so much of Christianity into an authoritarian religion that you were supposed to submit to. Yucca: Right. Mark: The and at its root. Almost all flavors of Christianity are still that ENT. They, they poit a ENT relationship with the divine or the sacred that we're supposed to bow down. And there's something wrong with us that has to be cleansed. And we have to seek salvation in order to get this stain off of us. All of that works very well if you're the king. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: Right. That works really well. If you get to decide who gets the thing that washes off the stain and who doesn't and if you're collecting the taxes, right? Yucca: Mm-hmm Mark: So a symbiotic relationship between between religion and political power has existed in almost all places at almost all times. I mean, I would say the same thing about Buddhism. Yucca: Mm-hmm Mark: Because in the case of Buddhism, the entire belief is life is suffering. Learn these mental techniques so that you can suffer less. Yucca: mm-hmm Mark: That's great. If you live in a completely authoritarian, totalitarian state, it it's not, you know, stand up and fight. Instead, it's sit quietly and learn these techniques that will help you not to suffer under this, you know, deeply unfair and oppressive system. Now in modern times many Buddhist, especially in the west have adopted strongly political positions and they advocate that out of their values of things like loving kindness. And that's great. But when we look at the history of where it came from, I think it's fair to say that once again, it was a choice that worked really well for the ruling class. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: Paganism is very different than that. Paganism is religion with agency. We don't see ourselves as. Sinful or inherently damaged. We don't see ourselves as needing absolution of some kind of sin. Yucca: Right. Mark: We see ourselves as beautiful and luminous and flawed and problematic, and everybody has their trauma and damage that they work to recover from. And we all work to lift one another up as best we can. In order to achieve the, the actualization of ourselves as individuals and as a community. Yucca: right. And we see ourselves as natural and part of this world. Mark: Yes. And this world, is it for us, not an afterlife that you're trying to qualify for, or that you're afraid of. You know, there's, there's none of that extortionary model going on there. Some pagans do believe in some kind of an afterlife, but not to the extent that they're willing to you know, Have a miserable life in this life so that they can go to VHA that that's that's. Yucca: Right. Mark: That's just not the way that we approach these things. And I, I have to say just as a caveat, I'm generalizing about pagans. Now. It's very hard to generalize about pagans. There's probably somebody out there who's suffering for Valhalla, just, just to make me wrong. But generally speaking, what I'm saying here in my experience is what's true. Yucca: That reflects my experience as well. Yeah. So we're making some big, big generalizations. That's it seems to be the general case. Mark: So we really need to talk about this sin thing. It is profound. How impactful and damaging it is to people who live in societies that are dominated by the idea that people need some kind of spiritual washing in order to be okay. Can be I mean, And it permeates so much of our society. I mean, I, I think about Jewish mother jokes. Right. And they're all around guilt and you know, sense of, you know, I'll just sit here in the dark. Well, and then I'm gonna feel guilty because I wasn't sufficiently kind to my mother. Right. Idea that we should be living with guilt and shame and that our bodies are dirty and that sex is dirty. And all of those things, we are just so awash in that, that we can't even imagine a society that where it isn't. So even for those of us that are living our lives, Explicitly not to be that way. We are still inside ourselves, struggling with some of that same shame, some of that same body consciousness, because we were steeped in it, growing up in this culture. Yucca: Right. Yeah. Even, even coming from families that were pagan families or were atheists, right. It's just all around us. Right. Mark: right. Yucca: I mean, I can tell you as a child, how many times I heard someone go, Ew, that's so wrong. Right. That's just wrong. Right. Just about normal, you know, human things, right. Or, you know, you showed your shoulder. Oh, no Mark: Oh no. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: Oh God. Yeah. And just because of, I mean, I was raised in an atheist household but. An extremely Sort of sexually phobic household, Yucca: Mm-hmm Mark: shameful. I mean, I never even got the talk, right. A, a book appeared on the coffee table for a week and then disappeared. And apparently that was supposed to tell me about sex, but I never read the book, so I kinda missed out on all that. I had to figure it out later. But yeah, you know, lots of shame, lots of just the usual kind of Protestant stuff. So that's one way that the pagan approach and particularly the non theist pagan approach really differs from these predominant religious movements that dominate. Our society. Yucca: Right. Is that we're choosing to not use that framework. Right. Although it's something that we have to be conscious about because we're surrounded by it. We are, you know, we, we, it's part of the history that so much, so many of us come from that we can often fall back on it without even realizing that that's what we're doing. Mark: right. And there can be added dangers because if you're sex positive, for example, but you haven't really got your mind around consent. Yucca: mm-hmm, Mark: And you still haven't figured out that you're still steeped in patriarchy. Well, then you become an abuser, right? You become someone who's who assaults people. So it's really important for us to internalize all of these things as a package, you know, recognizing the ways that things are distorted and rendered unfair and iJust. In our culture so that we can be conscious about how we conduct ourselves, even in the context of being sex positive. Yucca: Right. Mark: This I think is, can be said to be. The big failing of the sort of sex free for all of the late sixties, early seventies. It was still very male dominated and the whole idea of consent culture hadn't really rolled around yet. Yucca: Right. Mark: So there were a lot of women who ended up having experiences that they did not want to have. And Hopefully, at least we in the pagan community have learned since then. I've been encouraged to see so much emphasis on consent and and integrity around relation relationships and sexuality in the pagan community. Yucca: Yeah. You know, that was something that I was so delighted to see at the sun tree retreat where consent, and I'm not even talking about sexual consent. I don't know. Maybe people were doing that. I didn't wasn't involved in any of that, but, but it just feel like may people, it was just so normalized where people, you know, asked permission to give a hug. Right. And I had my, my. My oldest child with me there, and nobody touched her without her permission. I watched over and over again, and that's not something that happens in our normal culture. People just think that they can touch a kid without the kid's permission. They might ask me as the parent for my permission, which is somewhat bizarre to me that. I mean, I appreciate asking the parent, but it's actually the kid who it's their body. Right. Whether you can, you know, pick them up or hug them or hold their hand, or, you know, you ask the kid. And that was something that, that just was so normalized at the sun tree retreat was just delightful to be around like, oh, I just feel so safe with all of these people. Like everybody is really respectful of that. And it was just, and it wasn't awkward, right. Because the first time we try and start making changes in a culture, it feels weird and awkward, Mark: It does. Yucca: right. To be like to stop and ask before you touch somebody, if it's okay to do so. But, but we've made that not awkward. Mark: Yeah. Yeah, that was lovely. I, I really appreciated that too. You, you touch on a subject that I think is another major difference between the mainstream religious traditions and. Hours, which is the possessory model Yucca: Right. Mark: because in UN under patriarchal religion, children are possessions and women are possessions of men. Yucca: yeah. Mark: And I mean, that's just all very awful, but in my opinion, but that's. The way it rolls and that possessory model extends to the entire rest of the world where life becomes something where of wealth or goods or particular desired things becomes the purpose of living and. And worst of all, in my opinion, land ownership, Yucca: Hm. Mark: I, I have a real problem with the idea of land ownership. Yucca: Mm-hmm Mark: I, I don't think a human should own anything that outlives that that's, that's going to be around for billions of years after they're gone. And I know that that's the model that we have and, you know, that's how capitalism works. Everything is a possession. Everything is a commodity to be bought, but in my own experience if land is in the commons and we're all responsible for taking care of it, and we have an, an internalized reciprocal relationship with the earth, I think we just end up in a much better. World, Yucca: Hmm. Mark: but of course that's just a thought experiment on my part. They were, they were doing it here in the Americas before settlers got here. But Yucca: It depends on which group, but yeah, right there was, there were, there were and are many, many different tribes. Yeah, I mean, that's a, that's a whole nother topic. That'd be interesting. There'd be a lot to, to sort out with that.  Mark: I mean, it's, it's tough because you have well-intentioned land stewards. Right. And you, you want them to be able to be the people that are managing lands because they're doing it well. Right. Or at least they're trying to be doing it well, like the national park service which sometimes does it well, and sometimes does it not so well, but it's Yucca: we're private folks. Right? Right. Like I work with a lot. I mean, myself, I'm a landowner and I have a lot of, and I work with other landowners and in working on restoring our ecosystems and, you know,  Mark: Yeah. Yucca: there's also, there's a. There's also a, a risk when things are sometimes what everybody is doing, may not always be the wisest thing to be. Mark: Yeah, fair enough. Yucca: There's, you know, there's certainly certain, you know, health or so-called health and political movements that are happening right now in certain places and not in others. And some that I look at and I go, whew, I. I think you're off. I think you're really off. I don't think that that's what the sciences is that there really isn't good evidence for that. I think the science is being misrepresented and yet things are being forced in one way or another. The part of the world that I'm from. We, we have had traditions here for hundreds of years and had people come in with very strong ideas about what we should be doing with public lands and not, and, you know, killed very old traditions. Right. You've got people coming in and thinking that that you shouldn't be that cattle on the land is bad. Just universally, no nuance there. Right. And then peop and then the people who've been doing it for hundreds of years, can't do it anymore. And their, you know, their livelihoods and their culture and their traditions have just been taken away because people came in and who were outsiders? Frankly, right. They come in from Northern California and from all these other places and go, you're doing our way now. And then they split anyways, they're gone. Most of the people who made those who made those rules, aren't even here and leave the, the destruction in, in their wake. So I, I hear on the one hand what you're saying that I think that it's a, that it's a very tricky matter, Mark: Well, I agree. I agree. And it's always. Once again, you know, the, the other big aspect of the over culture, other than the religious overlay and all the sort of value pieces is capitalism. Yucca: mm-hmm Mark: And it's very hard for us to imagine any other system than capitalism because we're steeped in that too. And it's a fair question. Well, if you're not gonna have capitalism, what are you gonna have instead? Yucca: and how are you gonna transition there Mark: Right. And how are you gonna get there? And that's, it's a legitimate question and I don't claim to have all the answers to that. What I know is that, you know, especially here, you know, watching what happens here in California, where we're so populated, you know, every, every. Get rich, quick developer wants to grab parcels on the edge of cities so that they can throw up some kind of quick, make a buck project and then head out of town. They're not gonna own it. They're just gonna throw it up and sell it. And, you know, we lose a lot of farmland that way. We have whole huge sprawling cities built on top of some of the finest farmland in the world. Yucca: Right. Mark: So. I don't know. Yeah. Yucca: a pretty impressive fault line too. Mark: Yes. Yucca: I might not be the, just putting that out there might might be maybe someplace that you might wanna reevaluate where you're putting large population centers. That's another question looking at well then where, where do you put large populations that Mark: Well, you D well, you don't put 'em somewhere where you don't have any water. That's that is where I would start. Yucca: that's a, and that's gonna be a problem in the area. We are look at it with the developments going up here and going, but there isn't you're you literally will not have water in 15 years. Like, what are you doing? Right. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: So, Mark: Yeah. We're gonna see suburban ghost towns. I'm sure. In places that just simply can no longer serve water to the, the people that they're under contract to. Okay. But we're, we're a. Yucca: off the field. Yeah. And, and I should say, I did mention, you know, I. I actually do level folks in Northern California, but that was, that is one of the specific areas where we've had issues, where people come from a very different cultural area, very different attitudes, access to resource and money. And then, you know, come here, make a bunch of changes and then split to the next new, cool place to be in. And. Know, those of us who were just kinda left behind, like, oh, thanks. that? Okay. You just you know, tripled our property taxes and priced out of our own town and destroyed our livelihood stake. So yeah. Mark: Let's go back to religion. Yucca: Religion. But the, the attitude, some of those attitudes, I think. They come out of our, what we've been talking about with the religious cosmology and the political systems, which informed those cosmologies Mark: Yes. Yes. I really think that's so, the, the very concept of democracy struck right at the heart of the domination by Christianity of the west. Yucca: mm-hmm Mark: Um, the, because of course the. The core principle of political rulership in Europe anyway, was the divine right of Kings, which was a declaration that was made by first the Catholic church. And then, you know, church of England and whoever that the Yucca: Jesus said give onto Caesar. Is that where they were getting it from? Mark: I have no idea, honestly, I don't, I don't know where it comes from, but there was some kind of I rationalization and that, that if your king is cuz God wants you to be king and therefore the structure of our society unfair and oppressive as it may be is God's will. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And the idea of democracy really strikes. The, the foundations of that. And as problematic as the founders of the United States were in so many ways and as Yucca: Even for their own time period at many boy. Mark: yes. In, in some cases, even for their own time period nonetheless. What they chose to do in setting up the United States was really very radical at the time. Now it it's not radical anymore. It needs a refurbish, but at the time and of course it was an inspiration for the French revolution. Yucca: mm-hmm. Mark: Which was also seeking to overthrow specifically the domination of not only the royalty, but of the clergy class the, they, they very much called out the churches as being culpable in the oppression of the people. Yucca: Yeah, it's a really interesting time, period. Mark: Very. Yucca: I mean, I think most time periods are interesting, but there's, there was so much change. Happening in the Western world at that point. Mark: Yes. Yes. And unfortunately what ended up happening was that they ended up with a dictator, but eventually they became a democracy and now Francis in reasonably good shape overall in terms of actually having a functioning democracy, of course, they've got a weird fascist part of their country that wants to vote. Marine Lappen. But other than that, but I, I digress. I digress, Yucca: gone on one tangent already. Mark: right. Let's okay. Let's leave it there. So when we talk about paganism, really what we're talking about is a, a radically different way of understanding ourselves, our relationship to the world, our relationship to our society around us and how. We envision an ideal world, all of those things. And it took me a lot of years to kind of soak up all of those things because you know, a lot of it, it's not like there's a book, there's no secret text in paganism. That'll just tell you, well, you know, here it is, this is, this is how we understand the world. And that's part of the reason why. You know, it's good for us to do a podcast like this to sort of spell out, you know, this is how we have come to understand living as pagans in the United States confronted with the issues that all of us confront. Yucca: Right. Well, and we should, at this point, say we do not speak for all naturalistic pagans. We don't speak for all athe pagans. We're, you know, We can talk about general themes that we see in most people or most atheopagan. But, but again, we're two people, right? And that's a, that's another big difference is, you know, we're mark. You're not the, you're not the Pope of, of atheopagan. Right. Mark: I'm the Nope of atheism  Yucca: And, you know, there is a, there is a atheopagan society council. And, but again, we don't have the that's that's like you were saying, those are positions of service, right? That's that's, those are jobs that we're doing to try and help the community. Not because we're bossing and making decisions for everybody else. Mark: And that's a part of the core values of paganism is that we value diversity. And in valuing diversity, that means that we have to acknowledge that we're not all going to get into lockstep in March. Now hopefully we can agree about some common ideas and you know, proceed from there in order to help improve our world and to have good lives. But we also have to acknowledge that there are gonna be people on the fringes that disagree with us about core stuff. And they're still pagans. Yucca: Yep. Mark: They're still, you know, they're still doing rituals and maybe they're worshiping gods or, you know, observing the wheel of the year, whatever it is. You know, we're not, we're not trying to gate keep people who don't fit our model. Yucca: Yeah, well, and there's, there's a good cautionary tale about being in lockstep. There's a bridge in R. Which is a city in Southern Spain, and it has a very famous, beautiful bridge. And it's the stone bridge. It's amazing. It goes across this huge Gorge, but it's the second bridge that was built because the first bridge that was built, they went across, there was a procession. I think it was Simon. And they, the bridge collapsed because everybody was in step when they went across the bridge Mark: So they hit the residence frequency of the bridge Yucca: it collapsed. Yeah. Mark: it to death. Yucca: Yeah. And so when they rebuilt the bridge, they built the most overdone, its beautiful stone bridge. It's huge. Really look it up. It's just amazing. But Mark: It's gorgeous. Yucca: okay. Yeah, I lived there for a year. So walked across that bridge, you know, every day just stunning, but yeah, the first bridge came down and that's not, you know, there's warnings about other bridges. They tell you don't do that. When you go across, you know, you have to, don't be in step. Mark: The Romans learned this they, they had outstanding orders that their legions had to break step to cross bridges. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: and it's still a military thing today. You know, if you're gonna cross a bridge, you do not March across because you never know if you're gonna hit the wrong frequency and knock your bridge down. Yucca: So, bring that back as a metaphor of, you know, I think it's probably a pretty good thing that we aren't all in step with each other because we could, you know, we could hit that wrong frequency. So Mark: Yep. Yep. So what else did we have on our, on our Yucca: You know, Mark: of things to talk about? Yucca: we had to put as a category to talk about specifically how we differ from Christianity. But I think we've really been covering that. We kind of woven that in. Is there anything else that you wanted to mention specifically about that? Mark: Not, not that I can think of except insofar as acknowledging religious trauma. Yucca: Hmm. Mark: A lot of people arrive in both atheist spaces and in pagan spaces, having really been wounded by their experience with mainstream religions. Because they've been told that they're valueless and that they're tarnished and that they're That, that their only value is as a servant of God and that they're sinful and all those things. And in many cases, and particularly people that are marginalized you know, who, who can suffer greatly at the hands of mainstream religion. And I just feel like. It's important for us in the pagan community to acknowledge that this is happening and to do what we can to provide resources for people so that they can heal. When I've attended atheist conferences, what I've seen is a lot of angry people who just wanna argue against religion Yucca: Right, Mark: and, you know, having never been. A Christian or, you know, a member of any of those religions. I don't have that injury. And so my question is always, okay, well, so we're atheist now. What, Yucca: right. Mark: how do we live? How do we be happy? What's important. What, you know, what do we do? Yucca: Right. Mark: So, I really encourage our listeners. If you feel like that woundedness describes your situation, there are organizations and we can put a link in the show notes for people who are recovering from religion to get help and you know, really welcome you to our communities, if you choose to be in them. And Hope that you will find yourself feeling better about that stuff soon and able to move on into a better part of your life. Yucca: Right. Well, and that's also something to emphasize that we don't believe. What we do is necessarily the best fit for everybody, right? We're not worried about converting anyone. You know, we wanna be welcome welcoming and inclusive and invite, but certainly we have no interest in trying to go and. Make you believe the way we do or change your opinion on this or any, you know, this is, you know, this is by, this is a at will thing that we're doing, right. You're invited to join us and we'll love if you do, but if you don't, that's fine. Right? Mark: As, as, as people have sometimes said, if you don't like it, you can't have any Yucca: And so, well, This has been a good conversation. Mark: Yeah, I think so too. Thank you, Yucca. I really enjoyed kicking this around with you and I imagine we'll get some interesting feedback as always you can reach us@thewonderpodcastcuesatgmail.com and thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week. Yucca: By everyone.    .

Addicted to WINNING
EP 59- Steve Schabacker: Principles of a Viking

Addicted to WINNING

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 28:42


The safety of yourself and your family is something you should never have to worry about. There's a solution to feeling more protected in this unpredictable life.  Steve Schabacker is the Owner and Founder of Valhalla Research, and the Owner of Sheepdog Firearms. Steve started Valhalla Research with the goal of helping his clients with their customized firearms needs where they do everything from decals to design. Steve is also a Father, Husband, Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Forbes Contributor. Steve is a 2 time Best Selling Author who also runs his own podcast called Tactical Entrepreneur.        Steve addresses safety with firearms and what his team does to make everybody feel comfortable about buying and using a firearm for protection or recreational use. Jeff and Steve speak about a workshop they went through that taught them more than they already knew about self defense. Steve breaks down how he got into the firearm industry and why being a part of Apex changed his position of leveling up.  What You'll Learn: Why Steve started Valhalla  What Steve does for his clients and for Law Enforcement The business model Steve created to make clients feel more comfortable Why learning Firearm Defense is a useful life skill The ceiling Steve had to break to become surrounded by other Entrepreneurs   The importance of making memories with family  Why Steve is devoted to building his freedom The reason Steve involves himself in workshops  Why Steve goes above and beyond for his clients    Favorite Quote:  “It's very rare for me at least to come across someone else that owns a business and there's a whole different set of problems when you own a business than when you work for somebody.” -Steve Schabacker         How to connect with Steve:  Instagram Website Amazon Forbes  Podcast   How To Get Involved:  Addicting to Winning connects listeners through stories that prove why mindset matters. Jeff Brekken was working a 60-hour week on his family's farm by the time he was 10. When he wasn't helping with the harvest, he was at the hockey rink. Jeff's early life experiences taught him he needs to be either all-in or all-out.In 2000 he started a single-family home construction business and by 2008 he was looking for the next big thing. Jeff founded the Blue SKy Benefit Solutions & Rise Above HR/ Recruiting on top of a lifelong passion for helping people. Through this show, Jeff will take that passion one step further. If you enjoyed this episode, head over and visit us on Apple Podcasts - leave a review and let us know what you thought! Your feedback keeps us going. Thanks for helping.   

Purpose Through Pain
135: Shawn Oddo | Strong in the Face of Adversity

Purpose Through Pain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 54:28


In this episode, Joseph sits down with Shawn Oddo. Shawn is the founder and owner of Valhalla Training Grounds. Valhalla is Louisiana's FIRST and ONLY private, hardcore, training facility among an abundance of mediocre corporate gyms. They have created an environment for those serious about their health and fitness goals, without the distracting non-sense found at other gyms. In This Episode: Shawn talks about growing up under extreme mental and physical abuse. Shawn explains why he associated money with unhappiness Learn why Shawn decided to take the leap and open up his own gym. Joseph and Shawn talk through depression and suicide. Joseph gets real about rejection. Key Takeaways: Don't let other's limitations become your limitations. Keep an eye out for unexpected resources. If you're still here, you can keep going. Tweetable Quotes: “All the small things add up to big shit.” – Shawn Oddo “Whatever energy you put out is what you get back.” – Shawn Oddo “We can either use pain to leave us stuck like glue or pain can launch us into our destiny.” – Joseph James Connect with Joseph James: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purthrpn (https://www.facebook.com/purthrpn) Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/252908273026721 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/252908273026721) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meetjosephjames/ (https://www.instagram.com/meetjosephjames/)

Watch. Review. Repeat.
212. Thor: Love and Thunder

Watch. Review. Repeat.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 153:58


Welcome to Watch. Review. Repeat. This is the podcast where two best friends discuss the latest in film and television and then do it all over again the following episode! Resident Marvel expert Henrique Jaime wields Mjolnir to talk with Colton and Andrew about the fourth 'Thor' film... no, not Thor 4 Valhalla, but Taika Waititi's 'Thor: Love and Thunder'! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:57 - Henrique, Andrew, and Colton's Fun Fact of the Week! 00:08:59 - 'Shang-Chi' Director Destin Daniel Cretton Developing ‘Wonder Man' Disney+ Series 00:17:32 - Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio Will Return For 'Echo' 00:25:59 - 'The Cloverfield Paradox' Director Julius Onah to Helm 'Captain America 4' 00:40:12 - Lady Gaga in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker: Folie á Deux' 00:49:12 - 'The Sandman' Date Announcement 00:58:04 - 'Black Adam' Official Trailer 01:06:03 - 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Non-Spoilers and Recommendation) 01:53:28 - 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Spoilers) 02:25:58 - Catching Up With Henrique ('Stranger Things 4', 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', 'Komi Can't Communicate') 02:28:00 - Catching Up With Colton ('Hamilton', 'Marvel Studios: Assembled - The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', 'Marvel Studios: Assembled - The Making of Loki', 'Schitt's Creek', Pokemon Legends Arceus) 02:31:46 - Conclusion/Outro Visit our website! Support us on Patreon! Thank you for listening, and please send any feedback to watchreviewrepeat@gmail.com! Intro/Outro Credit: Mechanolith Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Welcome to Asgard
E367: Chosen of Valhalla August Stream

Welcome to Asgard

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 180:17


*Welcome to Asgard! I upload my live streams from the main channel as podcasts so that if you miss an episode you can listen on your favorite podcast app! Check out my older episodes and please leave me some feedback with other things you may want to see in the future! Channel Links: https://wlo.link/@ombreviews Crypto: Bitcoin: 38DJeVNELLHnoo1tEogba9MnwDYaf8YkQT Ethereum: 0xFfD58ea7545b833749b3373d5F31bC993F950e2e Become a member today: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmKtlNiv6ht63DpTJN4B88g/join USE PROMO CODE: odin for 15% off at Displate! Displate: https://displate.com/odinsmovieblog?art=5d3bb7e9629af Mail Me Stuff! OMB Reviews PO Box 4432 Chattanooga, TN 37405 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/welcometoasgard/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/welcometoasgard/support

The ADHD Experience
Valhalla - Ep20

The ADHD Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 58:35


Shawn Oddo is the owner and operator of Valhalla Training Grounds, the first private, hard-core, 24 hour facility in the state. He's from Metairie Louisiana, been in the fitness industry and a competitive bodybuilder for 21 years. He developed a vision and brought it to life five years ago when he opened Valhalla. Recently, he moved Valhalla to a new and bigger location. He's committed to continually building his business and helping people achieve goals they never thought possible by spreading the mentality, values, and traits needed to continually grow in life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/erics-adhd-experience/support

Bad Dads Film Review
The Northman & Ulysses 31

Bad Dads Film Review

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 116:44


The word 'myth' refers to a society's collective stories, often involving Gods and the heroes that have offended them and Bad Dad Peter Andre has us thinking all about them and their cinematic representations and influences this week, as we kick things off with the Top 5 Mythical Characters. THE NORTHMAN is the second Robert Eggers film we've reviewed in recent months, after the deranged and often unpleasant THE LIGHTHOUSE and sees the director taking on the Hamlet origin story in what I hope is the first of a marvel style Shakespeare shared universe. Alexander Skarsgård seems to have found a niche playing wolf obsessed psychopaths having also explored this territory in the exceptionally bleak HOLD THE DARK and here he continues that as Prince Amleth, seeking revenge for the murder of his father King Aurvandil (Ethan Hawke) and the abduction and forced betrothal of his mother Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman) by his uncle Fjolnir (the excellently named Claes Bang). Eggers creates an authentic feeling world for his Vikings as well as portraying their spiritual side in a manner that allows us to enjoy the fantastical elements of their mythology balanced alongside the historical realism that is his trademark. An often incredible looking film, all bleak greys, lush greens and fire amongst the darkness at the gates of Hel, with timeless themes about anger and betrayal and how revenge wreaks damage on everyone connected no matter how tangentially, if you don't like dimly lit scenes of people making strange vocalisms to rhythmic drumming or sequences where people behave like dogs (a recurring motif for Eggers and for Willem Dafoe who at least doesn't have to do the barking this time) then you should probably avoid this, but if you're okay with all that and you enjoy timeless and classic Shakespearean themes, young boys decapitating horses and Valkyries riding into a beautiful Valhalla then this is probably the movie for you. Looking forward to The Safdie Brother's HENRY IV (PART 1) followed by Ari Aster's RICHARD III and then the eventual and inevitable history play team up movie helmed by Yorgos Lanthimos.  ULYSSES 31 is an undisputed classic animated series for those of a certain age, who can hear the theme tune in their heads just by the very mention of that title, though none of us remember the numerical suffix. Updating Homer's The Odyssey, the first episode sets up the basic premise of the series, namely that it is the 31st century and space Jesus Ulysses has killed a giant cyclops rescuing his son Telemachus and his smurf friends but the ancient gods are angry and sentence them to roam the stars in stasis until they find the kingdom of Hades. I've already mentioned the theme tune but it really is one for the ages, the animation is excellent and inventive and the central conceit, retelling Greek mythology through the medium of space opera is an obviously great idea, credited to Jean Chalopin (THE MYSTERIOUS CITIES OF GOLD, INSPECTOR GADGET). Be warned though, the comic relief robot sidekick No-No is awful in both concept and execution.We love to hear from our listeners! By which I mean we tolerate it. Try us on twitter @dads_film, on Facebook Bad Dads Film Review or on our website baddadsfilm.com. Until next time, we remain... Bad Dads 

Inspired Minds
Tracy Mercer

Inspired Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 62:30


Tracy is Amasia Entertainment's Senior VP of Television. Currently, Amasia is in development at The CW with a sequel series to Dan Curtis' classic, "Dark Shadows," to be showrun by Emmy-winner Mark B. Perry. Additional shows in development include "Because the Night" based on the James Ellory book, "Wolfe"— A contemporary mystery thriller series inspired by a Patricia Highsmithian author, a Francis Perkins miniseries about the trailblazing woman known as FDR's conscience, and a sexy CIA actioner created by "Spygame" writer Michael Frost Beckner.A graduate of Pepperdine University, Tracy began her film in production before working as a personal assistant to actress, Jennifer Aniston. Tracy assisted Aniston in production during three seasons of "Friends," and several feature films. After working as a script analyst for producers Jennifer and Suzanne Todd at Team Todd, Tracy took a story editor position with producer Rob Fried at Fried Films; there she worked on projects including "The Boondock Saints," and HBO'S critical darling, "Winchell." Tracy next joined producer Dan Halsted at Halsted Pictures, who was then partnered with Oliver Stone, where she worked in development on TNT's "Witchblade" and films including "Any Given Sunday" and "The Art of War."Spending much of her childhood as a rabid fan of science fiction and horror films, Tracy was next hired by her childhood hero, Gale Anne Hurd, at her company, Valhalla Motion Pictures. She rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President and Head of Development. At Valhalla Tracy was the executive in charge of production on the PBS award-winning documentary, "True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Codetalkers" and helped develop Ang Lee's "Hulk," Marvel's "The Punisher," and Karyn Kusama's "Aeon Flux."After four years at Valhalla, she headed up development for Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman's Revelations Entertainment, where she was involved in the development of films including "Invictus," directed by Clint Eastwood, and "10 Items or Less," directed by Brad Silberling. She was a producer on Richard Loncraine's film, "5 Flights Up," starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon. Tracy also helped get Revelations into television when she sold "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" to Discovery Science Channel, where she served as Executive Producer on the Emmy-nominated series. She was also co-producer of the Peabody Award-winning “ESPN 30 For 30 Documentary, "The 16th Man," which won a special “Television with a Conscience” Emmy.Of all of her work at Revelations, she is most proud to have been instrumental in setting up, developing, and serving as an executive producer on the pilot of CBS' hit series, "Madam Secretary." Working with TV showrunner goddess Barbara Hall remains a career highlight. Tracy was a producer on 60 episodes of "Madam Secretary" before moving on from Revelations to launch Amasia's TV division.

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Classically Sick Guitars & Radish+!

RadIsh

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 58:15


Like the asteroid that wiped out most of terrestrial life in the age of dinosaurs, HBO Max is looking to do the same to the golden age of streaming. Before we push the effigy adrift, and light the fire that will evangelize the streaming era in Valhalla forever, we look back fondly on our favorite memories we made in front of the television, and also Seeso. We also play a little game, and make our own little streaming services! :0) Topics include: Better Call Saul, House of the Dragon, Spriggan, Alt-Shift X, HBO Max, Streaming Service Trivia

The Storyteller Squad
47. Call the Cleanup Crew

The Storyteller Squad

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 125:43


Our heroes have run out of time for planning and investigation as the arrival of a demonic abomination threatens the attendees of the county faire. While the Folk carnies work to evacuate everyone safely, the hunters rush towards battle. However, some unlucky dice rolls paired with some tragically timed character development put our heroes in dire straights and in desperate need of some backup.   Leave us a review and tell us your favorite thing about the podcast. You can help us reach our goal of 50 ratings on all major podcast platforms! (Apple, Spotify, and Google) It doesn't take long, and we'd love to share your kind words on our social pages. Thanks Adventurers~!    You can join us and lots of other fantastic podcasters and fans over on the Cast Junkie Discord Server - https://discord.gg/farxGK3qdr Follow our Twitter, Instagram and other socials using this handy link hub - https://linktr.ee/TheStorytellerSquad Support our Patreon and you help us directly with our production! - https://www.patreon.com/thestorytellersquad This week we are promo swapping with Sword of Symphonies ( peachgardengames.com ) You can follow their Twitter - @peachgardenRPGs Music:  “All the Pretty Memories” by Leimoti “One Last Drama” by Philip Ayers “Legendary Walk” by Bonnie Grace “Misguided Path” by Bonnie Grace “Apocalypse Blues” by Alexander Nakarada “This is Home” by Bonn Fields “A Bright Smile” by Mica Emory “Coming On” by Isaac Elliott “Sleeping Among the Stars” by Gavin Luke  “The Last of Our Kind” by Jon Bjōrk “An Oath to the Gods” by Dream Cave “Autumn Falls Theme” by Radovan Jekic “The Folk” by Isaac Williams “Decisions Must be Made” by Jon Bjōrk “Don't Rely on Your Heroes” by Bonnie Grace “Farewell Brave Friend” by Adriel Fair “140 Miles Per Hour” by Bonnie Grace “Lock-Out Relay” by Jon Bjōrk “Nerve” by Dream Cave “Mortal Blow” by Dream Cave “Make No Mistakes” by Bonnie Grace “Please Hear Me Out” Philip Ayers “Ambushed” by Dream Cave “When Darkness Returns” by Dream Cave “Heroica” by Eoin Mantell “Human Revolution” by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen “Phoenix Rising” by Edgar Hopp “Damien's Theme” by Radovan Jekic “One Last Battle” by Edgar Hopp “The Night Attack” by Bonnie Grace “Heroes Will Fall” by Bonnie Grace “In Abundance” by Edgar Hopp “Valkyries of Valhalla” by Dragon Tamer “Legendary Walk” by Bonnie Grace “Average Hero” by Phoenix Tail  “Destiny Rising” by FormantX  Tracks by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License More Tracks and SFX courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com Mentioned in this episode: AbortionFunds Link Donate to support those in need of assistance following the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade - https://abortionfunds.org/