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Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang
"Avril Lavigne In A Tie" (w/ Meghann Fahy)

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 85:03


White Lotus? More like LAS CULTCH! On this episode, Matt & Bowen are joined by Meghann Fahy! The breakout star of THEE television program of the moment is here to discuss shooting in Sicily, working with the incredible cast and genius Mike White, and to generally roundtable with our hosts about everything this season of WL has been serving up. Also, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and how the two interact in music, in culture and at the 2002 VMAs, cultivating a skater aesthetic without ever once skateboarding, O Holy Night, overcoming audition fear and performance anxiety, interacting with Mariska Hargitay, Meghann's experience in Next To Normal on Broadway, the scam that is hot coffee and so, so, so much more. LC

Hey, Remember the 80's?
The First MTV Video Music Awards

Hey, Remember the 80's?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 42:33


Episode 184: First up in tidbits, Joe and Kari pay tribute to the iconic Irene Cara, who we sadly lost this past weekend. Her music inspired many conversations between Joe and Kari, both on and off the air, and she will be missed. Since it's episode 184, your hosts are looking at 1984 for significant events in Pop Music, and what could be bigger than the first ever MTV Video Music Awards? Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd were the hosts who kept the show running smoothly (or did they?). The performances from Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, and Madonna had the audience gagged. The highs, the lows, and the WTFs are discussed as Joe and Kari dissect the inaugural "not your parents' award show". 

Music Notes with Jess
Ep. 162 - AMAs 2022 Predictions

Music Notes with Jess

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 25:13


Before the 50th American Music Awards aired 11/20 8pm on ABC, I made 32 predictions of what could've won some of its popular categories. The show can be streamed on Hulu, and ABC On Demand. My predictions ballot will be posted on this podcast's social media an hour before the show, and night after. Theme Song: "Dance Track", composed by Jessica Ann CatenaMusic Notes with Jess' Social Media:http://www.facebook.com/musicnoteswithjesshttp://www.twitter.com/musicnotesjesshttp://www.instagram.com/musicnoteswithjessThe AMAs ballot: https://www.theamas.com/nominees/2022-nominees/The Grammys ballot: https://www.grammy.com/news/2023-grammy-nominations-complete-winners-nominees-listThanksgiving playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0k2QZIsrhwCNMOu4f6mzFi?si=5897ae6aa6e940b5Related Episodes: Episode 7 - AMAs 2019 Predictions: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46212063Episode 46 - TikTok Videos & Company: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40573610Episode 58 - AMAs 2020 Predictions: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45957659Ep. 101 - Fast Food + Music Marketing: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46581016Ep. 106 - Adele's "Easy On Me" Comeback: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47109676Ep. 110 - AMAs 2021 Predictions: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47573906Ep. 117 - Top 40 Songs of 2021 (Part 2): https://www.spreaker.com/episode/48218402Ep. 119 - 'Encanto' Songs: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/48405882Ep. 126 - GAYLE's "abcdefu": https://www.spreaker.com/episode/49040235Ep. 131 - Taylor Hawkins Tribute: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/49455448Ep. 136 - Taylor Swift's "22": https://www.spreaker.com/episode/49883446Ep. 137 - 2022 Summer Songs? https://www.spreaker.com/episode/49978293Ep. 138 - Top Gun's Soundtracks: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/50063232Ep. 139 - Carrie Underwood's Country Albums: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/50168904Ep. 146 - Beyoncé's "BREAK MY SOUL": https://www.spreaker.com/episode/50758397Ep. 150 - VMAs 2022 Predictions: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/51049884Ep. 152 - Harry Styles' "As It Was": https://www.spreaker.com/user/jesscatena/ep-152-harry-styles-as-it-wasEp. 156 - Steve Lacy's "Bad Habit": https://www.spreaker.com/user/jesscatena/ep-156-steve-lacys-bad-habits

Gay Court
Destiny's Child, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, and The Pussycat Dolls…OH MY!

Gay Court

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 55:43


Boys call u sexy, and u don't care what they say.... This week our queer courtroom is discussing our fav GIRL GROUPS. We shared who would be in our ideal girl groups, shared our favorite girl groups of all time, and ended with not one, but TWO historical recaps featuring the Pussycat Dolls performance at the 2006 AMAs where Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton fought for the spotlight and the Fifth Harmony performance at the 2017 VMAs where they had a fake Camila Cabello jump off the stage

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 251: How to Sell an Original Show to Hulu with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 78:29


Our guests this week are stars from the early 2000s teen drama television hit show, One Tree Hill, James Lafferty, and Stephen Colletti. The buzz the show had was undeniable, and if you were a fan of the show, then you would be glad to know that your favorite characters, Nathan Scott and Chase Adams have a new project together and they talk all about it this week's episode. But first, a summary of our guests' track records in the industry. Both James and Steven landed their first acting gigs in their late teens and have since expanded their skills to writing, producing, and directing. James, started out as a series regular on One Tree Hill in 2003, having appraised one of the lead roles of the show for which he was nominated four times by the Teen Choice Awards. Actor and television personality. Stephen joined as a regular after recurring his role as Chase Adams since the show's premiere.Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina. Here's a first look at the characters in its pilot episode:Steven has consistently worked in film and television hosting MTV specials Beach House, Spring break and the VMAs backstage live among others. He's made appearances on TV shows MTV reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, VH1 2013 romance drama, Hit The Floor, and Taylor Swift's White Horse music video.Between 2009 to 2012, James began testing out the directing pond. He directed four episodes of the nine-season run of One Tree Hill and five episodes of The Royals, which he played another lead role on. In 2016, he briefly graced our screens in six episodes of Underground, the series, as Kyle Risdin.With the country on the brink of the Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground follows the story of American heroes and their moving journey to freedom.The guys creatively reunited to create an original comedy television series, Everyone Is Doing Great that's streaming on Hulu. They co-directed, produced, and wrote the show.  What was remarkable was that they sold an independently produced show to a major streamer, which never happens. We dive in on how they were able to do that. The seven episodes show follows Seth and Jeremy, two guys who enjoyed relative success from 'Eternal', a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they struggle to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.  I had lots of laughs with these two and can't wait for you to listen.Enjoy my conversation with James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti.

Entrepreneur Mindset-Reset with Tracy Cherpeski
EP 80: How to Scale Using Medical Virtual Assistants with Beth Lachance

Entrepreneur Mindset-Reset with Tracy Cherpeski

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 37:48


In today's episode, I'm speaking with Beth Lachance, CEO of REVA Global Medical Virtual Assistants, a company providing healthcare professionals with unmatched virtual solutions. REVA Global is headquartered in Connecticut, and they employ VAs in the Philippines.  Beth shares how hiring a virtual professional can support a medical practice or hospital center at a fraction of the expense of hiring a full time employee.  A virtual medical assistant can support in many roles:  New patient intake forms Scheduling Insurance verification and prior authorization Review of referral information Electronic medical records Revenue cycles, including billing, claims and collections Other administrative tasks This kind of service can help with improving scalability by increasing profitability, number of patients you can see, maintaining your team and improving morale across the board.  Beth's parting wisdom is: Look at who's on your staff now. Are they in the right seat doing what they're supposed to do , and what they're best at? Take stock, sit with them and have the conversation to learn about whether they're able to work to their highest potential.  Delegate tasks to someone else, whether it's to a VMA or someone else in your practice The benefits and much lower financial investment in working with VMAs is a viable solution to an age-old problem, which in the medical world usually means in order to see more patients, you need to hire more staff to keep up with all of the administrative and billing tasks associated with a higher patient load. Working with an agency that does their own vetting, onboarding and training can reduce the risks for you as a practice owner, while increasing your capacity and scalability.  Bio: Beth Lachance is leading REVA Global Medical in vision and the day-to-day business operations securing the functionality of the business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Combining her strong leadership and determination with her 16 years of experience as a business owner specializing in Real Estate Project Management and Investing with Hat Trick Holding, LLC, and over 22 years of corporate experience in the private and public sector of Surgical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Specialty Pharmacy Industries – she keeps the company moving forward with high-level strategy while understanding the details of day-to-day execution to ensure steadfast success. Previous to Beth's corporate and entrepreneur experience, she competed as a full athletic scholarship athlete as a Division I Gymnast at the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the College of Health and Human Performance in Health Sciences. Find Beth: Website LinkedIn Facebook Schedule a Strategy Call Connect With Us: Instagram  Schedule Strategy Session with Tracy Tracy's LinkedIn Business Page LinkedIn

Arroe Collins
Brandon Dermer Releases I'm Totally Fine

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 18:55


Decal has acquired North American rights to Brandon Dermer's sci-fi comedy I'm Totally Fine out of the Cannes market, slating it for release in theaters on November 4th . The film follows Vanessa (Jillian Bell), who embarks on a solo weekend away to clear her head after the death of her best friend (Natalie Morales)-seeing her self-care vacation plans change when she's met with a situation that's out of this world. The film written by American Dad's Alisha Ketry also stars Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Blake Anderson (Workaholics) and Karen Maruyama (The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge). What We Do in the Shadows, Murder Mystery and Workaholics' Kyle Newacheck produced alongside Jonas Dolkart. Recently, Brandon directed the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed second season of the Showtime series FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS that premiered June 17th, 2022. Brandon co-created WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? with James Van Der Beek at Viceland. The show sold to Spike Jonze who shepherd the project. Brandon directed & executive produced the entire critically acclaimed first season. Brandon has directed for television for Viceland, MTV, Comedy Central, Adult Swim and many others. His music videos and commercials have been featured at SXSW, MTV's VMAs, Vimeo Staff Pick, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Adweek, The Front Page of Reddit, AV Club, Vulture and many more capturing hundreds of millions of views online. He's directed music videos for Dillon Francis, Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Trippie Redd, Thomas Rhett, Young Thugg, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, Nekrogoblikon, and many more.

Arroe Collins
Brandon Dermer Releases I'm Totally Fine

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 18:55


Decal has acquired North American rights to Brandon Dermer's sci-fi comedy I'm Totally Fine out of the Cannes market, slating it for release in theaters on November 4th . The film follows Vanessa (Jillian Bell), who embarks on a solo weekend away to clear her head after the death of her best friend (Natalie Morales)-seeing her self-care vacation plans change when she's met with a situation that's out of this world. The film written by American Dad's Alisha Ketry also stars Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Blake Anderson (Workaholics) and Karen Maruyama (The Binge 2: It's A Wonderful Binge). What We Do in the Shadows, Murder Mystery and Workaholics' Kyle Newacheck produced alongside Jonas Dolkart. Recently, Brandon directed the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed second season of the Showtime series FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS that premiered June 17th, 2022. Brandon co-created WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? with James Van Der Beek at Viceland. The show sold to Spike Jonze who shepherd the project. Brandon directed & executive produced the entire critically acclaimed first season. Brandon has directed for television for Viceland, MTV, Comedy Central, Adult Swim and many others. His music videos and commercials have been featured at SXSW, MTV's VMAs, Vimeo Staff Pick, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Adweek, The Front Page of Reddit, AV Club, Vulture and many more capturing hundreds of millions of views online. He's directed music videos for Dillon Francis, Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Trippie Redd, Thomas Rhett, Young Thugg, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, Nekrogoblikon, and many more.

Good Girls Gone Sad
Gone to Tour with TLC (with Olga Namer)

Good Girls Gone Sad

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 62:08


This week, the Good Girls are joined by Olga Namer (Ladies of Laughter). We chat about her experience growing up in a Modern Orthodox Jewish community, dating "bad boys," and going to the VMAs with TLC. And it wouldn't be GGGS if we didn't end with a game! It's "Olga Namer Names Names." (tw: disordered eating)   And save the date for our LIVE COMEDY SHOW December 15th at Stand Up NY! Tickets are available now HERE. Enter promo code GOODGIRLS10 for $10 off. Stay tuned for the lineup!   Special thanks to DJ Skip to my Luke for our fabulous intro! Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and we will mail you a GGGS sticker! Just screenshot the review, send us a DM and an address where you would like the sticker sent!    Follow the Good Girls on Instagram @goodgirlsgonesad And Twitter @goodgrlsgonesad Follow Olga @olganamer Follow Becca @thebeccastephenson Follow Syd @syd.the.king

That’s Sowdev
From The Archives: VMAs Week

That’s Sowdev

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 23:47


Let's recap VMA week events!

Music Notes with Jess
Ep. 159 - Thriller: Then & Now

Music Notes with Jess

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 16:08


Happy Halloween! Michael Jackson's 6th album 'Thriller' is approaching its 40th anniversary! A box set and documentary will be unveiled soon. Looking back at the world's biggest album then and now, I share the celeb collaborations who participated, marketing of the title track, and transform its lyrics into a spooky Halloween folktale. Making Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht48pxjXjGwThriller video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaAThriller 25 Album (2008): https://open.spotify.com/album/1C2h7mLntPSeVYciMRTF4a?si=HaDVD9ONTSGMuky7kS8fHwThriller 25th interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmYbX15gTCA&t=1sMichael Jackson discography: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fMbdgg4jU18AjLCKBhRSm?si=juTbPZTbRJObr0jTI4aNewThriller 40th link: http://www.thriller40.comWorld Music Awards 2006 induction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WviiygVo3OcChris Brown dance tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG1MeBkH13EVincent Price's recites his Thriller lines on Joan Rivers' talk show (2/13/87): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpEfX1IKEakThe CW11's Ben Aaron learns Thriller dance (2022): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=804527597271590&aggr_v_ids13 Going On 30's Thriller scene (2004): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWIicd4iOV0Halloween playlists: 31 Songs for Halloween: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1pyaEwHT1ecTCrBxUJh2Z9?si=275151b3f53646b013 Halloweenish Songs: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3lv09vw2vXkzczY9cCgJJ6?si=6d66020aaf7e40d6Related Episodes:Episode 4 - 31 Songs for Halloween: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46407321Episode 17 - History of Halftime Shows: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/22338283Episode 20 - Janet Jackson Discography: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/23115974Episode 22 - Katy Perry Top 15 Countdown: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46467081Episode 34 - Soul Train & BET's American Soul: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/28735951Episode 48 - Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine": https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40867906Episode 52 - Eddie Van Halen Top 10: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/41403576Episode 55 - The Masked Singer: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/41710700Episode 94 - MTV's 40th Music Impact: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45920382Ep. 107 - 13 Halloweenish Songs: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47235117Ep. 113 - Annie/MJ The Musical/West Side Story: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47885459Ep. 121 - Janet Jackson Documentary: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/48594425Ep. 150 - VMAs 2022 Predictions: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/51049884Ep. 151 - End of Summer Playlist: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/51133534

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
What Happened to Kanye West?

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 26:22 Very Popular


You can divide the career of the artist formerly known as Kanye West into chapters using off-script televised moments—announcing “George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people” during a Hurricane Katrina telethon; interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the VMAs; calling 400 years of slavery a choice in the TMZ offices. Now his Tucker Carlson appearance and subsequent bans from social media for antisemitic posts have Ye entering the “buying Parler phase” of his career. Fans of the “old Kanye” are missing more than just his choice samples.  Guest: Nitish Pahwa, staff writer and web editor at Slate.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at https://slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
What Next: What Happened to Kanye West?

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 26:22


You can divide the career of the artist formerly known as Kanye West into chapters using off-script televised moments—announcing “George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people” during a Hurricane Katrina telethon; interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the VMAs; calling 400 years of slavery a choice in the TMZ offices. Now his Tucker Carlson appearance and subsequent bans from social media for antisemitic posts have Ye entering the “buying Parler phase” of his career. Fans of the “old Kanye” are missing more than just his choice samples.  Guest: Nitish Pahwa, staff writer and web editor at Slate.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at https://slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
What Next: What Happened to Kanye West?

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 26:22


You can divide the career of the artist formerly known as Kanye West into chapters using off-script televised moments—announcing “George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people” during a Hurricane Katrina telethon; interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the VMAs; calling 400 years of slavery a choice in the TMZ offices. Now his Tucker Carlson appearance and subsequent bans from social media for antisemitic posts have Ye entering the “buying Parler phase” of his career. Fans of the “old Kanye” are missing more than just his choice samples.  Guest: Nitish Pahwa, staff writer and web editor at Slate.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at https://slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: What Happened to Kanye West?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 26:22


You can divide the career of the artist formerly known as Kanye West into chapters using off-script televised moments—announcing “George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people” during a Hurricane Katrina telethon; interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the VMAs; calling 400 years of slavery a choice in the TMZ offices. Now his Tucker Carlson appearance and subsequent bans from social media for antisemitic posts have Ye entering the “buying Parler phase” of his career. Fans of the “old Kanye” are missing more than just his choice samples.  Guest: Nitish Pahwa, staff writer and web editor at Slate.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at https://slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Midnight Train Podcast
The Illuminati. (Someone Just Wanted To Fly.)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 145:07


Become an elite Poopinati! www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com   The Illuminati   So, you're standing amongst the council, being tried by a jury of a higher order. Your crime; Being the most dangerous person across the multiverse. You look shockingly at Mordo, Richards, and the other members of this definitive group of beings as you defend your alleged crimes, for you are facing the… Illuminati!   Or some shit like that.   We are exploring the super, double extra wannabe cult or the underground rulers of everything evil, depending on your take after today, the "Real Illuminati." At first, we'll dive into what they SAY IS THE REAL STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI Wink Wink! (Be we all know the truth) and then we're going to jump right in to what mainstream media (which is controlled by the illuminati) says are “conspiracies”. Strap on your tinfoil hats, Passengers! We're going for a ride!!   The term "Illuminati" refers to several genuine and imagined organizations. However, the term historically refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society from the Age of Enlightenment that was established on May 1, 1776, in Bavaria, which is now a part of Germany and that has the most delicious cream donuts. The association aimed to combat abuses of governmental authority, superstition, obscurantism (intentionally providing information in a vague or complex way to prevent further investigation and understanding or, simply, spewing a bunch of word vomit to confuse people), and religious influence in public life. In its general laws, they stated that controlling the perpetrators without conquering them was the "rule of the day."    Later, the term "Illuminati" was used to describe many groups that are said to represent a continuation of the original Bavarian Illuminati (even though these links have not been proven). To obtain political power and influence and create a "New World Order," these organizations have frequently been charged with plotting to manipulate events and install operatives inside of governments and companies. The Illuminati are portrayed as lurking in the shadows and manipulating the strings and levers of power. They play a crucial role in some of the most well-known and intricate conspiracy theories. This interpretation of the Illuminati has found its way into popular culture, appearing in various books, movies, T.V. episodes, comic books, video games, and music videos.   At the University of Ingolstadt, Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830) started teaching canon law and practical philosophy in 1773. (Canon Law, according to Wikipedia, is "how the Church organizes and governs herself." It is the system of laws and religious legal principles made and enforced by the hierarchical authorities of the Catholic Church to regulate its external organization and government and to order and direct the activities of Catholics toward the mission of the Church.) He taught in a school-sponsored by Jesuits, whose order Pope Clement XIV (14th) had suppressed in 1773, and was the only non-clerical professor there. The university's finances and some authority, which they continued to see as belonging to them, were still in the hands of the Ingolstadt Jesuits. When course content featured anything they deemed liberal or Protestant, they made constant attempts to frustrate and discredit non-clerical employees, especially in those instances. Weishaupt had a strong anti-clerical stance and decided to use a covert organization of like-minded people to propagate the Aufklärung (Enlightenment) beliefs. The word clerical in this sense means "referring to anything to do with the clergy — those ordained for religious work, usually in the Christian faith."   He said "screw it" and established his own society, which was to have a ranking or grading system modeled after Freemasonry, but with his own goals because he felt Freemasonry was too costly and not open to his ideas. Bund der Perfektibilisten, or Covenant of Perfectibility (Perfectibilists), was the new order's initial name and a horrible one, to boot. Still, it was later modified since it sounded like some pretentious bullshit. Weishaupt established the Perfectibilists on May 1, 1776, choosing the Owl of Minerva as their emblem. The Owl of Minerva is often called the "owl of Athena." It has been a symbol of knowledge and wisdom throughout the Western world. The members were to use aliases within the society. Weishaupt became Spartacus. Law students Massenhausen, Bauhof, Merz, and Sutor, became Ajax, Agathon, Tiberius, and Erasmus Roterodamus. Logan would have been dubbed Hasentus Everseenamovieus, whereas I would have been known as Dopus Asfuckasus. Weishaupt later booted Sutor for being a lazy turd.    In April 1778, the order became the Illuminatenorden, or Order of Illuminati, after Weishaupt seriously considered calling it the "Bee order." Massenhausen was the first to step up and be most engaged in advancing society. Significantly, he hired Xavier von Zwack, a former pupil of Weishaupt who was just beginning his distinguished administrative career while studying at Munich not long after the order started. He was the head of the Bavarian National Lottery at the time, where if you won, you got all the donuts. And, of course, that's not true, but it should be.  Weishaupt quickly viewed Massenhausen's "go get em attitude" as a liability because it frequently led to attempts to hire the wrong people. Later, his unpredictable love life caused him to become careless. As Weishaupt turned over the leadership of the Munich group to Zwack, it was discovered that Massenhausen had stolen subscription money and read Weishaupt and Zwack's communications. After earning his degree in 1778, Massenhausen accepted a position outside Bavaria and lost interest in the order. The order had nominally twelve members at this point.   After Massenhausen left, Zwack put all his effort into finding more responsible and significant recruits. This included Hertel, a canon of the Munich Frauenkirche and a childhood friend of Weishaupt, who was considered a hell of a guy. By the end of the summer of 1778, the order had five territories: Munich (Athens), Ingolstadt (Eleusis), Ravensberg (Sparta), Freysingen (Thebes), and Eichstaedt, with a total of 27 members (including Massenhausen).   The order had three membership levels at the time—novice, minerval, and illuminated minerval—but only the minerval level required a problematic ceremony. In this, a password and code were supplied to the candidate. Weishaupt was kept informed on the actions and personalities of his members through a system of mutual espionage, with his favorites joining the Areopagus, the ruling council. Some newbies were allowed to join the army and become insinuates. Jews, pagans, women, monks, and members of other secret societies were told to fuck off, but upright Christians were what they wanted. Favored candidates were wealthy, submissive, eager to learn, and between 18 and 30.   After unsuccessfully trying to stop some of his followers from becoming Freemasons, Weishaupt decided to join them to gather resources for developing his own ritual. Early in February 1777, he was accepted into lodge "Prudence" of the Rite of Strict Observance. He learned nothing about the more advanced degrees of "blue lodge" masonry as he excelled through its three degrees. Still, the following year, a priest by the name of Abbé Marotti told Zwack that these deeper secrets depended on an understanding of the earlier religion and the primitive Church. Weishaupt was persuaded by Zwack that their own order should establish cordial ties with Freemasonry and acquire permission to develop their own lodge. At this stage (December 1778), adding the first three degrees of Freemasonry was considered a secondary project.   Quickly, a warrant was obtained from the Grand Lodge of Prussia called the Royal York for Friendship. The new lodge was named Theodore of the Good Council to flatter Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. It was founded in Munich on March 21, 1779, and quickly packed with Illuminati. However, the first master, Radl, was persuaded to return home to Baden and ran the lodge by July, per Weishaupt's order.   The next step involved independence from their Grand Lodge. By establishing masonic relations with the Union lodge in Frankfurt, affiliated to the Premier Grand Lodge of England, lodge Theodore became independently recognized and able to declare its independence. As a new mother lodge, it could now spawn its own lodges. The recruiting drive amongst the Frankfurt masons also obtained the allegiance of Adolph Freiherr Knigge.   Knigge was recruited late in 1780 at a convention of the Rite of Strict Observance by Costanzo Marchese di Costanzo, an infantry captain in the Bavarian army and a fellow Freemason. As he was still in his twenties, Knigge had already reached the highest initiatory grades of his order and had arrived with his own grand plans for reform. Disappointed that his plan found no support, Knigge was immediately intrigued when Costanzo informed him that the order he sought to create already existed. Knigge and three of his friends expressed a strong interest in learning more of this order, and Costanzo showed them material relating to the Minerval grade. The teaching material for the stage was "liberal" literature which was banned in Bavaria but common knowledge in the Protestant German states.   Knigge's three colleagues lost interest in Costanzo after becoming disillusioned and extremely confused, like the rest of us. Still, he persisted and was rewarded in November 1780 with a letter from Weishaupt. Knigge was a perfect candidate because of his ties inside and outside Freemasonry. For his part, Knigge was charmed by the attention and drawn to the order's proclaimed goals of educating people and shielding them against oppression. Moreover, Weishaupt recognized Knigge's interest in alchemy and the "higher sciences" and promised to promote them. In response to Weishaupt, Knigge laid out his ideas for reforming Freemasonry when the Strict Observance was beginning to doubt its history.   Before he could be admitted to the higher ranks of the order, Weishaupt put Knigge in charge of recruitment. Knigge agreed, but with the stipulation that he be given the freedom to select the recruitment locations. Many additional masons joined the Illuminati's Minerval grade after finding Knigge's depiction of the new masonic order appealing. At this point, Knigge seemed to respect the "Most Serene Superiors" Weishaupt said he served. To delay providing any assistance, Weishaupt assigned him an additional duty despite his embarrassing failure to explain anything about the upper degrees of the order. Because he was full of shit.   Knigge then created pamphlets documenting the actions of the illegal Jesuits, claiming to show how they continued to thrive and recruit, particularly in Bavaria, using material provided by Weishaupt. Finally, Knigge wrote to Weishaupt that his position was becoming damn near impossible because he couldn't offer his recruits any real answers to their question about the higher grades. Weishaupt finally broke down and admitted in January 1781 that his superiors and the purported antiquity of the order were bullshit and that the higher degrees had not yet been created as he faced the possibility of losing Knigge and his masonic recruits.   Knigge was unusually composed in response to Weishaupt's admittance, even though he was looking forward to learning the promised intricate Freemasonry secrets found in the upper degrees of the Illuminati. Weishaupt pledged to give Knigge complete creative control over the development of the higher degrees and to send him his own notes. Knigge, for his part, enjoyed the chance to express himself through the order. He asserted that his new strategy would increase the appeal of the Illuminati to potential members in Germany's Protestant counties. Knigge received a 50 florins advance from the Areopagus in November 1781 to travel to Bavaria, where he met and partied with fellow Illuminati members.   The order had now developed extensive internal divisions. In July 1780, the Eichstaedt command had formed an autonomous province, and a rift was growing between Weishaupt and the Areopagus. They found him stubborn, dictatorial, inconsistent, and obviously full of shit. As a result, Knigge was constantly thrown into the role of peacemaker.   In discussions with the Areopagus and Weishaupt, Knigge identified two problematic areas. First, Weishaupt's emphasis on recruiting university students meant that young men with little practical experience often had to fill senior positions in the order. Secondly, the anti-Jesuit ethos of the order at its inception had generally become anti-religious. Knigge knew it would be a problem recruiting the senior Freemasons that the order was looking to bring in. Knigge felt the stifling grip of conservative Catholicism in Bavaria and understood the anti-religious feelings that this produced in the liberal Illuminati. Still, he also saw the negative impression these feelings would provide in Protestant states, making the spread of the order in greater Germany much more difficult. The Areopagus and Weishaupt felt powerless to do anything less than give Knigge a free hand. He had the contacts within and outside of Freemasonry that they needed, and he had the skill as a ritualist to build their projected grade structure, where they had ground to a halt at Illuminatus Minor, with only the Minerval grade below and the merest sketches of higher grades. The only restrictions imposed were the need to discuss the inner secrets of the highest degrees and the necessity of submitting his new grades for approval.   Meanwhile, the scheme to propagate Illuminatism as a legitimate branch of Freemasonry had farted out. While Lodge Theodore was now in their control, a chapter of "Elect Masters" attached to it only had one member from the order and still had a constitutional superiority to the craft lodge controlled by the Illuminati. The chapter would be difficult to persuade to submit to the Areopagus and formed a real barrier to Lodge Theodore becoming the first mother-lodge of a new Illuminated Freemasonry. A treaty of alliance was signed between the order and the chapter, and by the end of January 1781, four daughter lodges had been created, but independence was not on the chapter's agenda.   Costanza wrote to the Royal York, pointing out the discrepancy between the fees dispatched to their new Grand Lodge and the returned service they had received. The Royal York, unwilling to lose the money they were bringing in, offered to confer Freemasonry's "higher" secrets on a representative that their Munich brethren would dispatch to Berlin. Accordingly, Costanza set off for Prussia on April 4, 1780, with instructions to negotiate a reduction in Theodore's fees while he was there. On the way, he argued with a Frenchman about a lady with whom they shared a carriage. The Frenchman sent a message ahead to the king sometime before they reached Berlin, calling Costanza a spy and having him arrested. He was only freed from prison with the help of the Grand Master of Royal York and was kicked out of Prussia, having accomplished fuck all.   Knigge's recruitment from German Freemasonry was far from random. He targeted the masters and wardens, the men who ran the lodges and were often able to place the entire club at the disposal of the Illuminati. For example, Baron de Witte, master of Constancy lodge in Aachen, caused every member to join the order. This way, the order expanded rapidly in central and southern Germany and obtained a foothold in Austria. Moving into the Spring of 1782, the handful of students who had started the order had swelled to about 300 members, with only 20 new recruits being students. In Munich, the first half of 1782 saw considerable changes in the government of Lodge Theodore. In February, Weishaupt had offered to split the lodge, with the Illuminati going their own way and the chapter taking any remaining traditionalists into their continuation of Theodore. At this point, the chapter unexpectedly surrendered, and the Illuminati had complete control of the lodge and chapter. In June, both club and chapter sent letters severing relations with Royal York, citing their faithfulness in paying for their recognition and Royal York's failure to provide any instruction in the higher grades. Their neglect of Costanza, and inability to defend him from negative charges or prevent his expulsion from Prussia, were also brought up. They had made no effort to provide Costanza with the promised secrets, and the Munich masons now suspected that their brethren in Berlin relied on the mystical French higher grades which they sought to avoid. Lodge Theodore was now independent.   The Rite of Strict Observance was now in a critical state. Its leader was Prince Carl of Södermanland (later Charles XIII (13th) of Sweden), openly suspected of trying to absorb the rite into the Swedish Rite, which he already controlled. The German lodges looked to Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel for leadership. However, suspicion turned to open contempt when Carl regarded the Stuart heir to the British throne as the true GrandMaster, and the lodges of the Strict Observance all but ignored their Grand Master. This bullshit led to the Convent of Wilhelmsbad.   The last Strict Observance convention, postponed since October 15, 1781, eventually began on July 16, 1782, at the spa town of Wilhelmsbad, which is located outside of (and now a part of) Hanau. The 35 participants in a discussion about the future of the order knew that the Strict Observance in its current form was doomed. Also, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad would be a battle over the pieces between the Martinists, led by Jean-Baptiste Willermoz, and the German mystics, led by Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and their host Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel. Only Franz Dietrich von Ditfurth, and Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, objected to mystical higher grades. Ditfurth actively advocated for a return to the fundamental three degrees of Freemasonry, which was the convention's least likely choice. The mystics had previously developed logical replacement plans for the higher degrees.   (Martinism is a type of arcane Christianity and Christian mysticism that is focused on the fall of the first man, his material seclusion from his spiritual source, and the process of his return, known as "Reintegration.")   The Illuminati were able to promote themselves as a viable option since there wasn't an effective alternative to the two schools of mysticism. Knigge, who now had complete authority to speak for the order, encouraged and helped Ditfurth, who took on the role of their spokesperson. Weishaupt rejected Knigge's initial proposal to form an alliance between the two orders because he didn't see the benefit of working with a dying order. His new strategy was to enlist the masons opposed to the higher degree of "Templar" Strict Observance.   At the convent, Ditfurth prevented Willermoz and Hesse from introducing their own higher grades by demanding that the delegates be informed in full of such degrees. Due to their frustration, the German mystics enrolled Count Kollowrat in the Illuminati as a later affiliate. With no claims to additional masonic revelations, Ditfurth's goal was to replace all higher degrees with a single fourth degree. He left the convent early after finding no support for his proposal and reported to the Areopagus that he had no hopes for the gathering.   In an attempt to satisfy everybody, the Convent of Wilhelmsbad didn't achieve shit. They renounced the Templar origins of their ritual while retaining the Templar titles, trappings, and administrative structure. Charles of Hesse and Ferdinand of Brunswick remained at the head of the order, but the lodges were almost independent in practice. The Germans adopted the name of the French order of Willermoz, Les Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cité Sainte (Good Knights of the Holy City). Some Martinist mysticism was imported into the first three degrees, now the only essential degrees of Freemasonry. Crucially, individual lodges of the order were now allowed to mingle with clubs of other systems. The new "Scottish Grade" introduced with the Lyon ritual of Willermoz was not mandatory. Each province and prefecture was free to decide what, if anything, happened after the three craft degrees. Finally, the convent regulated etiquette, titles, and a new numbering for the provinces to show that something had been achieved.   The Strict Observance was ended by the Convent of Wilhelmsbad. Along with the higher degrees that bound its most significant and influential members, it rejected its founding tale. It eliminated the rigorous regulations that had maintained the order's cohesion and alienated many Germans who did not trust Martinism. Martinism repulsed Bode, who immediately began negotiating with Knigge before joining the Illuminati in January 1783. The following month, Charles of Hesse joined.   Knigge's first efforts at an alliance with the intact German Grand Lodges failed, but Weishaupt persisted. He proposed a new federation where all German lodges would practice an agreed, unified system in the essential three degrees of Freemasonry and be left to their own devices as to which, if any, system of higher degrees they wished to pursue. This would be a federation of Grand Lodges, and members would be free to visit any of the "blue" lodges in any jurisdiction. All lodge masters would be elected, and no fees would be paid to any central authority. Groups of lodges would be subject to a "Scottish Directorate" composed of members delegated by lodges to audit finances, settle disputes and authorize new lodges. These, in turn, would elect Provincial Directorates, who would elect inspectors, who would elect the national director. This system would correct the current imbalance in German Freemasonry, where masonic ideals of equality were preserved only in the lower three "symbolic" degrees. The various methods of higher degrees were dominated by the elite who could afford research in alchemy and mysticism. To Weishaupt and Knigge, the proposed federation was also a vehicle to propagate Illuminism throughout German Freemasonry. Their intention was to use their new union, with its emphasis on the fundamental degrees, to remove all allegiance to Strict Observance, allowing the "eclectic" system of the Illuminati to take its place.   The newsletter announcing the new federation outlined the faults of German Freemasonry; unsuitable men with money were often admitted based on their wealth, and the corruption of civil society had infected the lodges. Having advocated the deregulation of the higher grades of the German lodges, the Illuminati now announced their own from their "unknown Superiors." Lodge Theodore, newly independent from Royal York, set itself up as a provincial Grand Lodge. In a letter to all the Royal York lodges, Knigge now accused the Grand Lodge of corruption. Their Freemasonry had allegedly been corrupted by the Jesuits. Strict Observance was now attacked as a creation of the Stuarts, devoid of all moral virtue. The Zinnendorf rite of the Grand Landlodge of the Freemasons of Germany was suspect because its author was in league with the Swedes. This direct attack had the opposite effect to that intended by Weishaupt. It offended many of its readers. The Grand Lodge of the Grand Orient of Warsaw, which controlled Freemasonry in Poland and Lithuania, was happy to participate in the federation only as far as the first three degrees. Their insistence on independence had kept them from the Strict Observance and would now keep them from the Illuminati, whose plan to annex Freemasonry rested on their own higher degrees. By the end of January 1783, the Illuminati's masonic party had seven lodges.   It wasn't just the clumsy appeal of the Illuminati that left the federation short of members. Lodge Theodore was recently formed and did not command respect like the older lodges. Most of all, the Freemasons most likely to be attracted to the federation, saw the Illuminati as an ally against the mystics and Martinists. Moreover, they valued their freedom too highly to be caught in another restrictive organization. Even Ditfurth, the supposed representative of the Illuminati at Wilhelmsbad, had pursued his own agenda at the convent.   The non-mystical Frankfurt lodges created an "Eclectic Alliance," was almost indistinguishable in structure from the Illuminati's federation. Far from seeing this as a threat, the Illuminati lodges joined the new alliance after some discussion. Three Illuminati now sat on the committee that wrote the new masonic statutes. Aside from strengthening relations between their three lodges, the Illuminati seem to have gained no advantage from this maneuver. Ditfurth, having founded a masonic organization that worked towards his ambitions for Freemasonry, took little interest in the Illuminati after he adhered to the Eclectic Alliance. In reality, the Eclectic Alliance's creation undermined the Illuminati's plans to spread their own ideologies through Freemasonry.   The final decline of the Illuminati was brought about by the indiscretions of their own Minervals in Bavaria, and especially in Munich. Despite efforts by their superiors to curb loose talk, politically dangerous boasts of power and criticism of monarchy caused the "secret" order's existence to become common knowledge, along with the names of many important members. The presence of the Illuminati in positions of power now led to some public unease. There were Illuminati in many civic and state governing bodies. Despite their small number, there were claims that success in a legal dispute depended on the person's standing with the order. In addition, the Illuminati were blamed for several anti-religious publications appearing in Bavaria. Much of this criticism sprang from vindictiveness and jealousy, but it is clear that many Illuminati court officials gave preferential treatment to their brethren. In Bavaria, the energy of their two members of the Ecclesiastical Council had one of them elected treasurer. Their opposition to Jesuits resulted in the banned order losing key academic and Church positions. In Ingolstadt, the Jesuit heads of departments were replaced by Illuminati.   Alarmed, Charles Theodore and his government banned all secret societies, including the Illuminati. A government mandate dated March 2, 1785, "seems to have been a deathblow to the Illuminati in Bavaria." Weishaupt had fled. Documents and internal correspondence, seized in 1786 and 1787, were then published by the government in 1787. In addition, von Zwack's home was searched, and much of the group's literature was disclosed.   So, that was exhausting and supposedly all about the "real Illuminati," right? But, according to the www.illuminatiofficial.org website, this may not be the case.   "Since the formation of the Illuminati, many citizens have inaccurately portrayed our organization in a negative manner. These misconceptions have been perpetuated for centuries through videos, photos, articles, books, and unofficial online resources claiming to understand our mission and members. In creating this online destination, we strive to alleviate the concerns voiced by the people of this planet and provide insight into our goals and operations."   "Their Purpose"   "Ensuring the survival of over 7 billion humans is a daunting task. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. To continue functioning throughout societal and generational changes, The Illuminati's operations often require anonymity for both our members and our work. In 2013, the Illuminati authorized the formation of the Department Of Citizen Outreach. Through various initiatives and campaigns, including this website, the modern Illuminati has committed itself to furthering our relationship with our citizens.You may not find us praised in any history book or document. However, the Illuminati has helped with every major movement on this planet since the first human government was established. Our work is often marked by distinct symbols as a means of tracing our influence through history for those wishing to investigate. With gentle guidance from our organization, the human species is allowed to function in their natural order while playing the part of gears in a machine for the betterment of the world."   Also, according to their website, they discuss the symbols of their cult… I mean organization.    "THE PYRAMID   In popular culture, a great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati's belief that money is not evil. Some view our encouragement of work and wealth as a promotion of selfishness – overlooking the true meaning of the Pyramid and its underlying messages that motivate our diligence. In the tenets of the Illuminati, wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. Instead, money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person's duty to the advancement of the human species. The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity's greatest responsibilities. The more money a person owns, the more ability they have to positively change the lives of those who are in need. If you are poor and of good heart, and your friend's house is burned in a fire, you will remain a good person but have no ability to help them with what they need the most. If the same house burns but you are rich, you can give your friend a place to stay and a new home because you have more than enough for yourself and anyone around you who needs it. Money has no feeling, no voice, and no soul – its choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it. Though it is not wrong to be poor, the celebration of poverty is rooted in selfishness. A person who is poor can save a life, but a person who is rich can build a hospital and save ten thousand. The poor can do little to help the poor, but the rich can help as many as they are able. If a person is rich, they have the opportunity to do good, but if they are poor they are unable to help anyone but themselves. Those with little can still do much. Money is merely paper and numbers that are traded for a person's time and effort. Therefore if a person does not have money, they can instead use their time and efforts to further the advancement of humanity – positive actions that are of equal value to any charitable donations. The greater a person's fortune, the greater their responsibility to their fellow humans. Like the Pyramid, those with the greatest power can do the greatest good for the largest number of those below them."   "THE EYE We Are Always Watching Out For You   The human species is guarded and preserved by a coalition of its most elite members called the Illuminati. Since our origination, Illuminati members have guided Earth's most dominant creature through periods of interpersonal chaos, environmental outbreaks, and other mass attacks that threaten humanity with extinction. The human has made itself this planet's most dominant and advanced species. Even the weakest human is born master of the strongest of all other species on Earth. Through natural selection, every human generation is made of a genetic structure that is stronger and more advanced than the previous. Living humans evolve at a rapid pace, and can continue to advance in ability through study, practice, and a commitment to self-improvement. As a human absorbs knowledge and wisdom, some will experience their Awakening: a pivotal moment when their minds evolve to a level of understanding that is higher than the majority. They begin to see themselves as strings in a universal tapestry with a duty to uplift their fellow humans, and quickly understand the inner workings of wealth, power, and authority. Those who have experienced their Awakening often describe it as the moment their Eye was opened. The Illuminati is made of individuals who have reached this Awakening. Leaders, innovators, and other influential members of this planet have joined together to shape the face of human society and guide its masses into finding their own individual place in the Universal Design. To create a better world, unique beings with unique objectives and beliefs must forgo their differences and work together for the good of all. Progress requires cooperation. Humans must suppress their natural defensive selfishness and aid others who appear, believe, or act in ways that are different from themselves. Unfortunately, many humans are only concerned with their own wellbeing and thus cannot understand the positive intentions of a higher authority. Many would rather this planet remain in turmoil instead of following the directions that will lead them to happiness. Historically, the greatest enemies of human progression have been humans themselves. For this reason, those who have experienced their Awakening understand the need for it to remain secret – for their own safety and the ultimate good of a humanity that often does not know what is best for it. It is the Illuminati's responsibility to ensure the ongoing survival and advancement of the human species, so that all people, in all places, can live in Abundance."   "THE LIGHT Follow The Light   Every human is guided by an inner compass that points toward the Light, revealing truth and direction when facing decisions. Given many names by spiritual leaders and unexplainable by science, the Light is an invisible guide that many believe has led them to joy, success, and lives of Abundance. It communicates directly to every human, urging them to strive for goodness and forgo their natural selfishness. All human religions and spiritual beliefs ultimately seek the Light in ways differing only in form and function. Some religions refer to the Light with a name, such as God or Elohim. The core of every religion is founded on the human species' innate desire to understand this invisible force. Even without a formal religious affiliation, every human is naturally drawn to the Light. Individual members of the Illuminati adhere to every variety of personal spiritual beliefs –– but by recognizing that all of our paths lead to the same destination, we find that the Light brings all people into an ultimate unity. There is no proof that a God exists but there is also no proof that a God does not. The Illuminati's spiritual foundation is based upon this universal conundrum of faith and doubt. Our organization does not question whether a god does or does not exist but instead focuses on the betterment of the humans living on this planet. Though the human mind in its physical form is not capable of fully understanding the Light, conscious thought and intention reveal many of its inner workings and effects. By studying the wisdom of this planet's greatest minds, humans can discover ways to increase the Light's powerful influence in their lives. The Light, under many names, has been attributed to supernatural changes in the physical realm, including increases in wealth, power, prestige, health, and happiness. Miracles, attraction, and the belief in unseen powers that can alter the physical world have some basis in truth. Though scientific advancements have explored both this planet's environment and the inner workings of the human mind, there are still countless mysteries that remain unsolved. Thus many occurrences that are attributed to the supernatural are merely the result of the human mind processing a concept it cannot explain naturally. Some humans attempt to form a deeper connection with the Light through rituals that have been passed down for centuries. Though these ceremonies often involve complicated steps and requirements, their true effect is not found in their directions or decorations but rather in the state of mind that results within its participants. Many of the Illuminati's traditions include rituals and oaths designed to explain higher concepts, and use the power of focused repetition to strengthen the ability of the human consciousness. The Illuminati prohibits rituals that include human or animal sacrifice. Learn More. A desire to understand the Light is an integral part of the path to illumination. By rising through the levels of illumination, Illuminati members discover more about their world and the true power that hides within their minds. Whatever you seek, whatever you dream, whatever you hope: all is possible if you follow the Light."   "THE ETERNAL CIRCLE Every human is one part of a larger, eternal design – individual gears in a clock that has no end.   Your actions have the power to alter the future of the entire world. Though you may not fully understand your purpose, your part is just as important as the greatest kings and queens of this planet. Some feel as though their temporary lack of wealth or influence makes them powerless to create change. But does a clockmaker favor the larger gears over the smaller? Does the hour hand become jealous of the minutes because it turns slower? Every part has a role in the functioning of a timepiece. Every part supports those around it in ways it may never see. Your absence would undo the order of our universe, even if you do not realize your importance. The world began before you and will continue after you, but it will be different because of the decisions you made. Every generation inherits the world left by the one before it, just as a king inherits the crown of his father. Your pursuit of wisdom and goodness could lay the foundation for your great-great-grandchild's rise into power – the same descendant who might steer a country from war and save lives by the millions. Did the ancestors of Aristotle or Alexander The Great know who their actions would create? Though you will never understand the full influence of your actions, the results of your dedication to humanity are still yours to claim. As you climb the great Pyramid seeking the Light at its top, you will look down and see that you are an integral part of our universe's most intricate mechanism. Though our human members may perish and fade into the annals of time, the Illuminati will continue to stand into eternity."   Why a secret society? "Freedom is an idol of the human species. The Illuminati operates in defense of you and all humans, in all places, and of all generations. Our duty to this planet has spanned across centuries and survived even the most established government entities. But the cultivation of trillions of human lives is a daunting responsibility, and while the human would not exist today without our protection, many uninformed masses mistake our guidance for a restriction of liberty. Every human desires to be free of oppression, free of hardship, free of poverty, free of hunger, free of rules and laws — but as you understand, the nature of your species leaves true freedom impossible. Are you free to murder? Are you free to steal? Are others free to murder and steal from you? Or are there certain freedoms that must be given up for the benefit of all? For happiness, the human desires freedom; for prosperity, the human requires leadership. This is the reason behind our anonymity. To continue functioning throughout societal changes and generational differences, the Illuminati must remain behind the curtain — an outsider, belonging to none and loyal to all. You may never understand how your life can be free while guided by our organization. You may never fully comprehend our purpose and why you are safest and happiest with us. Simply open your mind and release your apprehensions, and you will find the relief of truth. We will never take your hand and pull you down the path like a slave to our whims. You must find and travel the road on your own. But your quality of life is our greatest concern, and the reason our symbols are placed in your society as a map for you to follow if you desire."   What about the modern-day "Illuminati" or "New World Order?"   According to an article from theweek.co.uk, In a 2017 interview with the BBC, David Bramwell, "a man who has dedicated himself to documenting the origins of the myth," said the modern-day Illuminati legend was influenced not by Weishaupt but rather by LSD, the 1960s counter-culture, and specifically a text called Principia Discordia. The book praised an alternative belief system – Discordianism – which preached a form of anarchism and gave birth to the Discordian movement, which ultimately wished to cause civil disobedience through practical jokes and hoaxes. One of the leading proponents of this new ideology was a writer called Robert Anton Wilson, who wanted to bring chaos back into society by "disseminating misinformation through all portals – through counter-culture, through the mainstream media," claims Bramwell. He did this by sending fake letters to the men's magazine Playboy, where he worked, attributing cover-ups and conspiracy theories, such as the JFK assassination, to a secret elite organization called the Illuminati. Wilson turned these theories into a book, The Illuminatus Trilogy, which became a surprise cult success and was even made into a stage play in Liverpool, launching the careers of British actors Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent. What is the New World Order? The idea of a powerful modern Illuminati conspiring to rule the world remained a niche belief a handful of enthusiasts upheld until the 1990s.   The internet changed all that, giving conspiracy theorists a global platform to perpetuate their beliefs and present their evidence to a massive audience. Theories about how the New World Order operates run from relatively straightforward ideas to the outright bizarre. Conspiracy theorists obsessively analyze public events for "evidence" of Illuminati influence. The symbols most associated with the Illuminati include triangles, pentagrams, goats, the all-seeing eye – such as the one that appears on U.S. banknotes - and the number 666. This has led to claims some of the American Founding Fathers were members, with Thomas Jefferson accused in the aftermath of the War of Independence. Another commonly cited Illuminati symbol, which appears on U.S. currency, is the so-called Eye of Providence, which is said to represent the omniscience of God watching over humanity. According to a 2013 survey by Public Policy Polling, 28% of U.S. voters believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian global government. In addition, it found that 34% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe in the New World Order threat compared to just 15% of Democrats. Who is supposedly a member? As well as being king and queen of the charts, Beyonce and Jay-Z are frequently depicted as lords of the New World Order. Beyonce's immense fame and popularity have long made her a favorite target for conspiracy theorists. Illuminati "experts" seized upon her half-time performance at the 2013 Super Bowl as an example of her "devil-worshipping" choreography, even accusing her on-stage alter ego Sasha Fierce of being a "demonic entity." However, some musicians enjoy deliberately playing with symbols connected to secret societies. For instance, Rihanna frequently incorporates Illuminati images into her music videos and even joked about the theories in the video for S&M, which featured a fake newspaper with a headline declaring her "Princess of the Illuminati." Jay Z has also been accused of hiding secret symbols such as goat imagery and devil horns in his music videos. But, most damningly, the logo for his music label, Roc-A-Fella Records, is a pyramid – one of the most well-known Illuminati logos. Rob Brotherton, a professor at Barnard College and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe in Conspiracy Theories, explains that real-life government conspiracies targeting black people in America, such as FBI infiltration of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, planted the seeds for Illuminati theory's popularity among hip-hop artists and fans.   Speaking to Complex, he said: "Hip-hop served as this [soapbox] for people to talk about issues that were relevant to them, things like discrimination, poverty, the criminal justice system, which are often seemingly slanted against African-Americans". "It's a short leap to go from noticing some kind of injustice to thinking about whether there's something behind it. Hip-hop was just a good candidate to revive this myth," he says. What do celebrities have to say about the theories? Katy Perry told Rolling Stone in 2014 that the theory was the preserve of "weird people on the internet" but admitted she was flattered to be named among the supposed members: "I guess you've kind of made it when they think you're in the Illuminati!" However, she added she was tolerant of people who wanted to believe in the theory because: "I believe in aliens." On the other hand, Madonna might just be a believer – all the more interesting given that she has frequently been accused of being a member herself. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she hinted that she had secret knowledge of the group. The claim is not so shocking given that she released a single titled 'Illuminati.' She said: "People often accuse me of being a member of the Illuminati, but the thing is, I know who the real Illuminati are." In 2016, Beyonce thrilled her fans by unexpectedly releasing a new single, Formation, in February ­– but conspiracy theorists were excited for another reason. The very first line of the track acknowledged the rumors: "Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess." When Prince died suddenly of an accidental overdose in April of the same year, a small but vocal corner of the internet accused the Illuminati of killing the singer-songwriter, who was famous for fiercely protecting his copyrights and artistic freedom from industry interference. "The Illuminati talk won't stop coming and what doesn't help is that Prince himself seems to have been genuinely convinced that the organisation existed," reports one gossip website. In 2009, the singer appeared on T.V. to warn of influential mystery figures controlling the world through "chemtrails" – chemicals pumped into the air via jet planes to manipulate human behavior.   Some other conspiracies are . The Illuminati killed Paul Walker. After starring in 7 films in the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker fans were shocked by his ironic death in 2013. He was the passenger in a Porsche that careened out of control and crashed into a pole — or so the media said. But if you ask conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati is actually to blame. According to the YouTuber known as Shane, the Illuminati murdered Walker after he threatened to expose the group. The story goes that Walker was involved in charity work when he came across a bunch of wrongdoings like embezzlement behind the scenes that he wanted to go public with. But, of course, the Illuminati couldn't let that happen and took him out via drone strike.   The Illuminati killed JFK. History buffs know JFK died after being shot twice by Lee Harvey Oswald, but many people aren't convinced. According to TIME, 70% of Americans believe the assassination is part of something way bigger… So did the Illuminati have something to do with it? According to The Conspiracy Zone, the answer is ABSO FUCKIN LUTELY. Their evidence is fascinating: JFK was shot in a triangle. ‘John Kennedy' has 11 letters in it. The assassination date (11/22/63) includes multiples of 11. His limo was traveling 11 miles an hour… the list goes on.  Why would the Illuminati want JFK dead? Apparently, JFK planned on bringing U.S. troops home from Vietnam and wanted to end the Federal Reserve to end the national debt, which would take away the Illuminati's control over the country. He was killed just days after replacing Federal Reserve Notes. Conspiracy theorists have pointed to audio from the day of his assassination that proves there was more than one shooter, as well as a bullet trajectory that doesn't match that of Oswald's position.   Kesha's song ‘Die Young' is an Illuminati anthem.   Theorists say Kesha's music also addresses the secret society, whose symbols abound in her early music videos. Take, for example, the video for ‘Die Young:  The Illuminati symbolism is so blatant that even Billboard called it out, referencing the numerous triangles, an upside-down cross, and all-seeing one eye. The video even begins with a flashing skull and crossbones. According to conspiracy theorist The Vigilant Citizen, “Illuminati symbols are becoming more prevalent because that was the plan all along: To gradually make them part of popular culture.” Oh boy.   Lady Gaga is an “Illuminati puppet.” Lady Gaga is another pop star rumored to be part of the Illuminati. Again, theorists call out the overt symbolism in her videos and persona, calling it a “tribute to mind control.” They say her stage name ‘Gaga' refers to being totally absent-minded, which can be achieved through mind control. Furthermore, in her early days, many of her videos were rife with triangles and all-seeing eye symbolism. However, some say her newest project proves that she's broken free from the Illuminati. After a little hiatus, she boasts a more subdued, realistic image and more meaningful, artistic music. So, then, why didn't they just kill her? In an appearance at Harvard, Gaga talked about how unhappy she was in the entertainment industry. She calls herself a ‘Stefanie/Gaga hybrid,' which Illuminati theorists saw as proof that she became an alternate, demonic personality under Illuminati control. She also says she disliked “being used to make people money,” another potential dig as being an “Illuminati puppet.”   Donald Trump is an Illuminati mind controller.   If all of these stars are under Illuminati mind control, who's doing the controlling? Aside from alleged Illuminati king Jay-Z, Donald Trump's hand signals reveal his status as a top Illuminati member. While using your hands when you talk is normal, conspiracy theorists say Trump's rather odd gestures are secret messages. The classic “a-ok” symbol apparently means the devil's number ‘666.' However, he also frequently makes the triangle symbol with his hands when he's at ease — which could be the same Illuminati gesture Jay-Z always makes or a reference to the vagina.    The Kanye West/Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift feud was fabricated by the Illuminati. Apparently, when West humiliated Swift on stage at the 2009 VMAs, he welcomed her to the Illuminati.   As we know, they've managed to keep the feud in the media for years. While most people have begun to agree that anything these people do is just for publicity, according to The Vigilant Citizen, it's actually an Illuminati “psychological operation” aimed at kids “to precondition them to start believing in fabricated events.”   OK, lastly, let's talk about the lizard Illuminati. David Icke, the nut job conspiracy theorist, is the leading proponent of this theory.  This should explain it from an article on Time.com,    They are among us. Blood-drinking, flesh-eating, shape-shifting extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids with only one objective in their cold-blooded little heads: to enslave the human race. They are our leaders, corporate executives, beloved Oscar-winning actors, and Grammy-winning singers. They're responsible for the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombings, and the 9/11 attacks ... at least according to former BBC sports reporter David Icke, who became the poster human for the theory in 1998 after publishing his first book, The Biggest Secret, which contained interviews with two Brits who claimed members of the royal family are nothing more than reptiles with crowns. (Picture Dracula meets Swamp Thing).  The conspiracy theorist and New Age philosopher, who wore only turquoise for a time and insisted on being called Son of God-Head, says these "Annunaki" (the reptiles) have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope. Encroaching other conspiracy theorists' territory, Icke even claims that the lizards are behind secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Since earning the dubious title of "paranoid of the decade" in the late 1990s, Icke has written several books on the topic, including his latest work, The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy, while operating his own website — complete with merchandise and advertisements. The Top Ten Illuminati Movies https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=illuminati&sort=moviemeter,asc&mode=detail&page=1

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Latinos Out Loud
Bochinche Bites aka Bochinche Besos with Bad Bunny at the VMAs

Latinos Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 31:42


On this episode the LOL crew have a special edition of Bochinche Bites where they dish about Bad Bunny's loose lips during his MTV Video Music Awards performance, Queen Elizabeth passing away at 96, and the Queen of Pop MADONNA shooting a music video with Dominican rapper Tokischa in Washington Heights.

Camp Counselors with Zachariah Porter and Jonathan Carson

It is week 2 here at Camp Shady Birch! Zachariah and Jonathan discuss their trip to the VMAs, Taylor Swift's flask, shady behind the scenes antics, embarrassing stories, and so much more.

Rock N Roll Pantheon
ImmaLetYouFinish... Episode One Hundred-Nine: And We're Back

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:59


On show #109 of ImmaLetYouFinish... Court & Amy kick off September by forgetting about the VMAs, saying goodbye to Serena and attempting to put Meghan and Britney in the time out corner. ImmaLetYouFinish... is a proud part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Fool Coverage with Manny MUA and Laura Lee
Tana Con is coming back?! Here we go

Fool Coverage with Manny MUA and Laura Lee

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 68:14 Very Popular


Manny and Laura are back for another episode of Fool Coverage and this week is rapid fire! They cover rumors of a potential TanaCon 2, the spilled tea amongst the cast of the film "Don't Worry Darling," Britney Spears slamming her son in a voice note, Yung Gravy and Sheri Nicole's PDA at the VMAS, why we should all stop riding the rides at carnivals, and more! Follow Laura on IG: @larlarlee Follow Manny on IG: @mannymua733 More about the show: Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/FoolCoverage Check out Fool Coverage on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKlJLwZV472zWlO9eQv4RGg Thanks to our sponsors: • Visit BetterHelp.com/foolcoverage today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Messy w/ Mac & Mike
VMAs, Feuds, and a Messy Tana Mongeau

Messy w/ Mac & Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 52:04


Mike catches us up on his 2022 VMAs experience, Mac talks about his weekend in Florida at playlist live and Tana Mongeau's 'partying habits'.

Be There in Five
The Midnights Society

Be There in Five

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 100:00 Very Popular


Kate shares her hopes & dreams for TS10: Midnights following Taylor Swift's announcement last Sunday. This episode was released early last week on Patreon but Kate added some of her updated thoughts to the beginning (plus some thoughts about the show The Rehearsal she spent the weekend watching). This episode discusses Kate's shock in watching the VMAs (and the Yung Gravy/Sheri Nicole of it all), her thoughts on if Midnights could've been a sister album to Daylight/Lover, explores the Stevie Nicks parallel Kate cut out from her Red (TV) deep dive, and verbosely explores the concept of Midnight, something Kate feels strongly about both literally and concerning the album. It's been about (TS)10 months since we've done a full T. Swift episode, so she figured it was time. Enjoy!SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!Get 2 lbs of free-range, organic chicken breasts for free in every order when you sign up at butcherbox.com/BETHEREINFIVEFind your forever pieces at jennikayne.com. And get 15% off your first order when you use code BETHEREINFIVE at checkoutVisit OliveandJune.com/BTIF for 20% off your first Mani System!Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/bethereinfive

Jim and Them
Wheel Unfortunate - #741 Part 1

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 94:26


NMAN: We first get a call from Nman's friend Bob Sweet, with quite a surprising reveal, but we also get to play EVERYONE'S FAVORITE GAME!Return Of The Chipmunks: Ed McMahon Chipmunk shows up as well as Chipmunk Kermit and even Chip and Morty! It's another classic Jim and Them moment.Fired From Wing Stop: First we have a few palette cleansers before we get to a man on a revenge mission for being fired from Wing Stop!AGE!, GRAVITY!, OUTER SPACE!, NATHAN FOR YOU!, FINDING FRANCES!, TV-MA!, CURSING!, ZOINK!, NMAN!, TWITCH!, SUBTEMBER!, BOO CREW 2022!, RUN DMC!, COPYRIGHT!, PATREON!, TOP 20!, STARCRUISER FOOTAGE!, THEME PARK JINGLE!, REAL ONES!, ZOINK!, SPIN THAT WHEEL!, WHEEL UNFORTUNATE!, SAFE!, JEFF!, NICKELBACK CAR RAP!, SHAVE YOUR EYEBROWS!, BOX OF SNAKES!, THEME SONG!, ALICE IN CHAINS!, COFFIN!, SHIRT!, HERE COMES THE MONEY!, BLINKATHON!, H-TOWN!, KENNY OMEGA!, VMAS!, LALISA!, MCA!, FREAKATHON!, WAYNE'S WORLD!, DRIVE THRU!, MELVIN!, CAST OF CHARACTERS!, HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!, NEW CO-HOST!, STEREOTYPES!, TOPIC!, ANGLE!, PUNCHLINE!, STEREOTYPE!, ED MCMAHON!, CHIPMUNK!, CHIPMUNK KERMIT!, CHIP AND MORTY!, POWER HOUR!, MIXER!, SOUND EFFECTS!, HYPE TRAIN!, FELL ASLEEP!, AIN'T NEVER SCARED!, WOKE UP TOUGH!, BABY POWDER!, SMACK!, PUNCH!, WORD TO MY MOTHER!, WIDE AWAKE!, DOO DOO!, HANDLE!, CAR!, SHIT!, CUH!, CKY!, JACKASS!, PALETTE CLEANSERS!, BRUH!, PAGLIACCI!, FIRED FROM WING STOP!, B-DUBS!, ROACHES!, BUGS!, TIKTOK!, LIP SYNC!, FILTER!, VOICE!, T-DOOKIE!, BABY ROACHES!, VIBE WAS BAD!, LAWSUIT!, ACCIDENT!, FOLLOW THROUGH!, SAM KINISON!, STEALING PEOPLE'S MONEY!, BOB DYLAN!, DAN SCHNEIDER!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Every Outfit
On The VMAs, The Rehearsal, Kanye's Latest Meltdown

Every Outfit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 62:10 Very Popular


On this week's episode, the ladies discuss the Hocus Pocus 2 poster, reveal the AJLT premiere date from a very special source, Lizzo's incredible Jean Paul Gaultier moment at the VMAs, NickI Minaj's ten minute medley, Taylor's new album aka her Angela Lindvall/Helvetica album, Leonardo DiCaprio's inevitable break-up, Kate Moss's new wellness/skincare brand Cosmoss, Emma Chamberlain's new Aritzia “collab,” the possible replacements for Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Allure will no longer be in print, Lauren explains the Don't Worry Darling drama, how real is Nathan Fielder's The Rehearsal, reacting to Kanye's latest Instagram meltdown in real time, the new Kardashian trailer, AND SO MUCH MORE!See Lizzo's incredible VMAs lookWatch Nikki Minaj's VMA performanceSee Taylor Swift's Midnights album coverSee Kate Moss' new skincare line CosmossEmma Chamberlain's Aritzia campaign  Watch the leaked Olivia Wilde videoWatch The RehearsalWatch Nathan Fielder's Conan appearance with Susan SarandonSee Kim Kardashian in Gucci's latest campaign See the Gucci Kubrick VideoWatch The Kardashians season two trailer Want to hear our thoughts on Practical Magic? Become a Patron! Go to Patreon.com/EveryOutfitWE HAVE A HOTLINE! Disagree with us? Make your case and we may play it on the show. Questions, secrets, or gossip from the And Just Like That set are also welcome. Call 323-486-6773

Legion of Skanks Podcast
Episode #676 - Ha Ha Heart Problems - Aaron Berg, Dave Temple, Danny Polishchuk, and Mike Figs

Legion of Skanks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 109:59 Very Popular


Comedians Dave Temple, Aaron Berg, Danny Polishchuk, & Mike Figs join Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith to discuss Jay's stint as a nude photographer, Aaron's stripping days, and Lizzo and Bad Bunny making news at the VMAs. All This and More, ONLY on The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth, The LEGION OF SKANKS!!!Air Date: 08/29/22Support our sponsors! Go to zippixtoothpicks.com/ and use the promo code LOS10 to get 10% off your order todayFans over the age of 21, head to YoDelta.com and use promo code GAS for 25% off your order!Head to RockAuto.com for all your auto-part needs, and let them know you heard about them on Legion of Skanks Podcast!NEW Legion of Skanks merchandise is available at PodcastMerch.com/LOS!You can watch Legion of Skanks LIVE for FREE every Monday & Friday at 8:00pm EST at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live.Once you're there, sign up to GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code LOS to receive a 7 day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! Including over 350 video episodes and over 500 audio episodes that have ever been recorded! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!FOLLOW THE WHOLE SHOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Dave TempleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/imdavetemple/Twitter: https://twitter.com/imdavetemple/Aaron BergInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaronbergcomedy/Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaronbergcomedyDanny PolishchukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannyjokes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannyjokesMike FigsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/comicmikefigs/Twitter: https://twitter.com/comicmikefigsLegion of SkanksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/legionofskanks/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegionOfSkanksBig Jay OakersonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigjayoakerson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigjayoakersonLuis J. GomezInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gomezcomedy/Twitter: https://twitter.com/luisjgomezDave SmithInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theproblemdavesmith/Twitter: https://twitter.com/comicdavesmithGaS Digital NetworkInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gasdigitalTwitter: https://twitter.com/gasdigitalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

It's Happening with Snooki & Joey
You Know Whatta Mean?

It's Happening with Snooki & Joey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 44:02


This week on It's Happening: Joey needs a refill, “Lola” returns, the 2022 VMAs, Leonardo DiCarpio's in hot water, Snooki's ready for Halloween, and more! This episode is sponsored by: BÉIS DoorDash - Promo code: SNOOKI

Betch Slapped
Leonardo DiCaprio's GF Reached His Age Limit, Trying To Get A Read On Meghan Markle, & Is Tennis Too Many Games?

Betch Slapped

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 58:44


Before getting into the packed week of pop culture news, Sami recaps her Israel trip. Despite not being able to eat fries at the hotel's pool, she still had a great time. Then Aleen and Jordana jump in to debrief the first celeb story: Leo DiCaprio's break up. They go through Leo's roster of girlfriends past, and realize he needs to get on U Up? stat. Then Jordana shares her latest revelation—watching tennis is actually fun. They all chat about Serena Williams' final US Open, before debriefing her episode on Meghan Markle's new podcast. They unpack the big q—who really is Meghan? The show wraps up with yet another discussion of Bennifer's wedding, re: NDAs and the leaked dancing video. But who's going to the Cayman Islands this week, might you ask? Hint: he was kissing Addison Rae's mom at the VMAs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
Mess Magnets | Episode 20: VMAs: Video Mess Awards

Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 85:59


Kirsten MacInnis and Sasha Joseph host the Mess Magnets podcast, covering celebrity drama, trending topics, pop culture, anonymous gossip and more! The post Mess Magnets | Episode 20: VMAs: Video Mess Awards appeared first on RobHasAwebsite.com.

Out & About
Out & About 116: Greek Mythology with Yannis Pappas

Out & About

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 91:54 Very Popular


Pat & Joey recap their time at the VMAs, Surviving Barstool, and Pat's near death experience American Bar in New York City. Comedian Yannis Pappas then joins the program for a wild interview on everything from colonoscopies to the upcoming election. That and more! Be sure to subscribe to our social channels for all the latest Out & About content...

The Viall Files
E468 Going Deeper with LadyGang's Jac & Keltie - Olivia & Shia, Cheating Exposed plus Addison Rae's Mom

The Viall Files

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 86:08 Very Popular


Welcome back to The Viall Files, Going Deeper edition! Today we are joined by Jac and Keltie of the LadyGang. On this episode we start off by breaking down their new book, Lady Secrets, and talking about the craziest confessions inside. We get into how women cheat as much as guys, how boundaries can change the longer you're married, and Keltie's appearance on a season of The Bachelor. We also talk about exposing people on TikTok, if you should tell someone if they're being cheated on, and how flirtation isn't cheating. We also dive into some pop culture topics, breaking down the controversy with the upcoming movie Don't Worry Darling where Shia LaBeouf disputes claims that he was fired, why Olivia Wilde is unfairly getting hate, Yung Gravy taking Addison Rae's mom to the VMAs, and celebrities' parents desperate for fame themselves. We then welcome on our Texting Office Hours callers! Our first caller wonders how to keep conversations going after spending the night with a groomsman at a wedding. Now she wonders how she can find out if he has interest without scaring him off. Our next caller has been developing a crush on the bank teller that she has to visit everyday for work. Now she wonders how to be bold and how to navigate the conversation that he might have a girlfriend.  “You will never scare away the right person.”  Please make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode and as always send in your relationship questions to asknick@kastmedia.com to be a part of our Monday episodes.  If you would like to get some advice on Office Hours send an email to asknick@kastmedia.com with “Office Hours” in the subject line!  Be sure to check out my sports radio show Fandemonium, Wednesdays @ 3PT / 6 ET  on Amazon's Amp app.  Click the link to download Amp using my code NICKVIALL https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amp-host-live-radio-shows/id1586403838 Pre-Order Nick's Book: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/dont-text-your-ex-happy-birthday_9781419755491/ Check out our new "Introvert" merch at http://www.viallfiles.com today! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Away Travel: Start your 100-day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases and bags at http://www.AwayTravel.com/viall. Episode Socials: @viallfiles@nickviall@jacvanek@keltie@theladygangSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Keep It!
“The Wilde Bunch” w. Jenifer Lewis

Keep It!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 120:07 Very Popular


Ira and Louis discuss the drama surrounding Olivia Wilde's upcoming film Don't Worry Darling, the relevance of the VMAs, Sydney Sweeney's online drama, Britney and Elton John's new version of “Tiny Dancer,” the Kyle controversy on Big Brother, and more. Plus, legend and icon Jenifer Lewis joins to discuss her new book Walking In My Joy: In These Streets, the women who've supported her career since the beginning, and why activism is more important to her now than acting. Check out Olivia Wilde's appearance on Keep It here: https://crooked.com/podcast/the-royal-tea-with-olivia-wilde/ 

Brown Ambition
Ep 323: Tiffany's Church Announcement

Brown Ambition

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 33:28 Very Popular


We have a Brown Ambition Church Announcement! Tiffany's Netflix documentary, "Get Smart With Money," comes out September 6, 2022. Be sure to watch the trailer and add it to your watchlist. Then, the ladies break down the student loan relief plan and how that's going to help us moving forward. Mandi also encourages everyone to checkout studentaid.gov/debtrelief to get all of the details for yourself. For this week's Brown Boost Brown Break, Tiffany boosts for Nigeria banning white models in all advertising which leads to a conversation about skin bleaching. Then, Mandi boosts for Lizzo's inspirational speech at the VMAs. We want to hear from you! Drop us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

I Almost Died With BENOFTHEWEEK
influencer parents are out of control

I Almost Died With BENOFTHEWEEK

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 35:52


Addison Rae's mom did WHAT at the VMAs?! This week Ben breaks down the erratic behavior of parents of influencers, unraveling the causations and consequences of their actions. Tweet with the #DramaMamaPodcast to be featured on an episode! Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://bit.ly/DramaMamaYouTube Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: https://bit.ly/DramaMamaBENOFTHEWEEK If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/DramaMamaBENOFTHEWEEK Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Federalist Radio Hour
Madeline & Emily On The Boring Depravity Of The VMAs

The Federalist Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 52:18


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Federalist Managing Editor Madeline Osburn discuss what the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards mean for U.S. culture and politics.

Sexy Unique Podcast
TEASER: Give Us Fergie Or Give Us Death

Sexy Unique Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 2:10


Carey and Lara discuss Fergie's big comeback at the flop-VMAs, their continued fear of the Free Solo guy, Jennette McCurdy's wild new memoir, and a truly heartwarming Reader Mail from across the Pond that brought them both to tears. You can listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber here. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wall Street Unplugged - Your Best Source for Finance, Investing & Economics

Today's show starts with a look at the recent earnings from Chewy (CHWY), an online marketplace for pet-related goods. Daniel and I discuss the results… what they tell us about consumers' spending habits… and what to watch out for when investing in retailers.   Despite the ongoing market volatility, I highlight one asset class everyone should be buying right now… and why it's poised to rip higher on any sign of a slowdown in the Fed's interest rate hikes. We'll be taking advantage of the uptrend in my Curzio Venture Opportunities newsletter. (If you're not a member, join us here… get my picks as soon as they're released.) Switching gears a bit… The massive amount of money pouring into the metaverse is mind-boggling… especially when you consider it's happening in the midst of a brutal bear market for the tech sector. Daniel and I discuss some of the criticisms about the metaverse (like the current graphics quality) and explain why the critics are missing the long-term picture. I explain what to focus on when comparing different metaverses… and a project I'm working on with TCG World to give you a sneak peak at the mind-blowing opportunity its virtual land offers.  I also rant about last weekend's Video Music Awards… and the opportunity it missed to showcase the potential of the metaverse.  And finally, Daniel and I discuss the latest developments in the uranium/nuclear energy space. I break down why I'm more bullish than ever on this sector… and I share a handful of names you can invest in to participate in the uranium bull market.  In this episode  What Chewy's results tell us about consumers [3:15] An update on the massive money flowing into the metaverse [11:50] Coming soon: A sneak peek at TCG World [18:50] Why owning your own content is such a big deal [20:45]  How the VMAs missed the mark on the metaverse [26:38]  Why you need exposure to uranium right now [30:55] Enjoyed this episode? Get Wall Street Unplugged delivered FREE to your inbox every Wednesday: https://www.curzioresearch.com/wall-street-unplugged/ Wall Street Unplugged podcast is available at: --: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wall-street-unplugged-frank/ -- : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/curzio-research/wall-street-unplugged-2 -- : https://www.curzioresearch.com/category/podcast/wall-street-unplugged/   : https://twitter.com/frankcurzio :. https://www.facebook.com/CurzioResearch/ : https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-curzio-690561a7/ :

Who? Weekly
Cheryl Burke, Talan Torriero & Barbie Ferreira?

Who? Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 69:41 Very Popular


On today's episode of Who? Weekly, we do a quick Who-centric recap of the VMAs and discuss Lizzo's Who-y award, Ava Max's Extra gum spon, and the immortal words of Bebe Rexha: "Music has always been the soundtrack to change, OK?" OK?! OK?!?!?! Moving on, we discuss Cheryl Burke's vague TikTok reveal, the business of podcasting as it relates to Tala Torriero and James Van Der Beek, the Euphoria curse's effect on Barbie Ferreira and Sydney Sweeney, Scott Disick's incredibly Who-y [alleged] new girlfriend, and a whole lot more. Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

This Week in Startups - Audio
YC brings on Garry Tan as President, Apple's AR plans, Bored Apes at the VMAs | E1547

This Week in Startups - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 83:06 Very Popular


First up, J+M break down YC announcing Garry Tan as its new President and CEO, and what this means for the industry. (11:44) Then, they break down Apple potentially showing its card for its AR goggles name (37:16), and they wrap with some commentary on Eminem and Snoop Dogg performing as their Bored Apes at the VMAs. (58:20) (0:00) J+M tee up today's topics (2:12) Catching up on the weekend (10:18) LinkedIn Marketing - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at https://linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (11:44) Garry Tan is stepping back from Initialized to become YC's new CEO and President (25:05) TripActions - Go to https://tripactions.com/twist and get a $500 Amazon gift card after making your first travel booking OR paying off your first $1000 of liquid spend (26:34) Jason explains "no conflict, no interest" (35:46) WorkOS - Go to https://workos.com to learn how to make your app enterprise-ready. (37:16) Quick Jay Trading update, Apple files trademarks for potential AR goggles name (58:20) Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed as their Bored Apes over the weekend at the MTV VMAs

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
The Britney Audio, VMAs with Chris Franjola

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 87:50 Very Popular


Big announcement! I am going on tour! Get tickets at heathermcdonald.net Chris and I got into our weekend feud, which spilled over on social media.  Britney Spears recorded herself and put it on YouTube.  She shares details about her life under the conservatorship. Was Johnny Depo at The VMA's? Jlo sang for Ben at her wedding, and it was embarrassing. Jen Garner is happy to be rid of Ben. Shia LaBeouf shares a video proving Olivia Wilde lied about firing him. Selling the OC is all we imagined. Dating on apps is soul-crushing.Get extra juice on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoophttps://heathermcdonald.net/Support our sponsors:https://www.betterhelp.com/HEATHERlivingproof.com/juicy  bestegg.com/juicyMedterracbd.com/JUICYhttps://sleepnumber.com/JUICYworthy.com/JUICYGreen Chef is a CCOF-certified meal kit company. Green Chef makes eating well easy with plans to fit every lifestyle. Whether you're Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, or just looking to eat more balanced meals, Green Chef offers a range of recipes to suit your preferences. Use code juicy135 to get $135 off across five boxes, plus free shipping on your first box! For the #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well go to GreenChef.com/juicy135 Right now, it's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient daily nutrition! It's just one scoop in a cup of water every day. That's it! No need for a million different pills and supplements to look out for your health. To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/juicyscoop to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance!

Legends Only
Hold Me Closer at Midnight (Unless You're a Virgo)

Legends Only

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 74:50 Very Popular


T. Kyle and Bradley discuss CO2 queen Taylor Swift's big ‘Midnights' announcement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, her battle with Meghan Trainor and Carly Rae Jepsen, Lourdes making her music debut as Lolahol, her mother Madonna doing Song Exploder for “Hung Up” and her issue with Scorpios, Jennifer Lopez's dismissal of dancers who are Virgos, Melody Thornton winning ‘Masked Singer Australia' (which we maybe manifested), Britney Spears and Elton John's “Hold Me Closer” (which we definitely only heard for the first time) and her bombshell 22-minute voice memo, TikTok Talk featuring Joe Jonas teasing a Hilary Duff cover with DNCE, Gen Z trying to come for Queen Julia Fox and her child labor advice, High Fashion Editorial! featuring Addison Rae for ‘Remix Magazine,' Serena Williams for ‘TIME' with a Kelly Rowland quote, Lil Nas X and Bebe Rexha getting their tits out at the VMAs, Bebe Rexha's “I'm Good (Blue)” and studio time with Tove Lo, Ava Max's “Million Dollar Baby” and recreating ‘Coyote Ugly' with LeAnn Rimes, and her free Sam's Club performance. Don't forget to check on your cookies in the oven, Maxxinistas!We have merch! http://merch.legendsonlypodcast.com Listen to bonus episodes & join our Discord: http://patreon.com/legendsonly Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Liz Wheeler Show
Ep. 192: MTV's Perverted Secret

The Liz Wheeler Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 44:57


The MTV Video Music Awards happened this weekend and, incase you didn't notice, they had an obvious agenda that rhymes with "bloomer." You guessed it, yet another institution trying to groom children. Liz exposes MTV's most pernicious secret that was just thrusted into homes everywhere. Plus, The New York Times publishes one of the most misogynistic articles ever written. But what do the VMAs and the terrible article have in common? This is The Liz Wheeler Show. -- Cozy Earth provides the softest, most luxurious sheets on the planet. Save 35% on Cozy Earth bamboo bedding at https://cozyearth.com/liz35. -- Never go online without using ExpressVPN. Protect your online activity today with 3 FREE months at http://expressvpn.com/liz. -- Beam is a functional wellness brand that makes products for sleep, calm, focus, energy, hydration, and recovery. Get $20 off when you go to https://beamorganics.com/LIZ and use code LIZ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pat and JT Podcast
#640 - The VMAs, An Old School Shakedown, and Unclaimed Money

Pat and JT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 18:48


The VMAs are SOOOO off our radar, but some interesting stuff did happen. No one has claimed that HUGE lottery jackpot yet...and old school gangsters are still alive and well in Baltimore. Welcome to our new podcast partner Centris Federal Credit Union!Get our email newsletter! --> HEREYou can rep our show! Buy some Pat and JT Podcast swag HERE!Subscribe, rate, and review our podcast wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss an episode! Also follow up on Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramA Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Armstrong and Getty
Nuke The Moon!

Armstrong and Getty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:33 Very Popular


Hour 1 of Monday's A&G: Artemis Mission to moon launches in 5...4...3...Its cancelled. More details on the released Mar-A-Lago affidavit. Does Trump really face criminal charges? VMAs, Green Energy, Middle East News, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 1011 - A Cover Up To Protect Child Abusers

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 64:05 Very Popular


Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show: https://utm.io/ueSEm  Today on the Matt Walsh Show, we know that children's hospitals across the country are drugging and mutilating kids. And now we're seeing the lengths they'll go to cover up this fact. Also, Lizzo wins big at the VMAs and uses the opportunity to complain about her oppression. The geniuses in Los Angeles have invented a new way to destroy their city: require expensive hotels to house the homeless. Apple TV has a new show coming out that will make you beg for the sweet release of death. Heterosexuals march for straight pride in California. And a TikToker explains why frolicking in the rain is, you guessed it, racist. Get the brand new Johnny the Walrus Plushie here: https://bit.ly/3CHeLlu    Become a DailyWire+ member to watch my documentary “What Is A Woman?”, streaming exclusively on DailyWire+: https://utm.io/ueSX1    — Today's Sponsors:  Get 10% OFF Your Will! Use Promo Code ‘WALSH' at EpicWill.com  Shop auto and body parts from hundreds of manufacturers. Visit www.RockAuto.com and enter "WALSH" in the 'How Did You Hear About Us' Box.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ebro in the Morning Podcast
Ebro In The Morning - Bad Bunny's NYC Takeover + VMA's Recap

Ebro in the Morning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 65:15 Very Popular


Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez star in HOT97's flagship program Ebro in the Morning - this episode aired on 8/29/2022. Ebro, Rosenberg, Laura Stylez and the crew are in the studio talking about Rosenberg's experience at a Russian Bath House, Bad Bunny taking over Yankee Stadium, and recap the craziness of the VMAs.  All that and more on Ebro In The Morning!  Subscribe to "Summer Jam: Through The Years" - hosted by Laura Stylez! iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/summer-jam-through-the-years/id1627066431  Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/6dfef9f3-4ff5-4d05-a857-6689c99aa999/summer-jam-through-the-years Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7MP62llakMJSXkJzwFclgqSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
08-29-22 - Honey Butthole Ants And Other Ideas For Shooter Punishments Coming In - Getting A Kick Out Of Joke Political Signs But Harry Curtains Is Real - Watching Anitta Shake Her Ass On VMAs

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 40:45


Conspiracy Theories & Unpopular Culture
PREVIEW: 2022 MTV VMAs Symbolism- Taylor Swift, Kabbalah, Chaos & Fast Food Oligarchy!

Conspiracy Theories & Unpopular Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:48


We get a preview for another BONUS episode for the supporters! We're going to decode the 2022 MTV VMAs! The symbolism of the high profile ritual was in plain sight and we'll talk all about it! We'll talk about why symbolism is important before getting into the performances! Lizzo's Freemasonry, Johnny Depp's fake moon, Lil Nas X's spiritual battle, J Balvin's alchemy, Nicki Minaj's demonic alter egos, Eminem and Snoop Dogg's Kabbalah Tree of Life Dark Side, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chaos Magick, Anitta's Scarlet Woman, Latto's food poisoning, Bad Bunny's humiliation ritual and Taylor Swift new witchcraft album!Links:Go ad-free with bonus content! 3 options- 1. Patreon.com/IlluminatiWatcher,  2. VIP Section  https://illuminatiwatcher.com/members-section/  3. Rokfin https://www.rokfin.com/creator/isaac (*now with 4K HD video versions of the show). Compare all three: https://illuminatiwatcher.com/members-section/Peep all the images discussed on the show at Instagram.com/IsaacWeishaupt