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Sixteen:Nine
Saurabh Gupta, Ultraleap

Sixteen:Nine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:13


If you have been in the industry for a while, you'll maybe remember all the excitement around using gesture technology to control screens. That was followed by the letdown of how crappy and feeble these gesture-driven touchless working examples turned out to be. Like just about everything, the technology and the ideas have got a lot better, and there is a lot of renewed discussion about how camera sensors, AI and related technologies can change up how consumers both interact ... and transact. Ultraleap is steadily developing a product that lets consumers interact with and experience digital displays using sensors and, when it makes sense, haptic feedback. The company was formed in 2019 when Ultrahaptics acquired Leap Motion, and the blended entity now operates out of both Silicon Valley and Bristol, England. Leap Motion was known for a little USB device and a lot of code that could interpret hand gestures in front of a screen as commands, while Ultrahaptics used ultrasound to project tactile sensations directly onto a user's hands, so you could feel a response and control that isn't really there. Or something like that. It's complicated stuff. I had an interesting chat with Saurabh Gupta, who is charged with developing and driving a product aimed at the digital OOH ad market, one of many Ultraleap is chasing. We got into a bunch of things - from how the tech works, to why brands and venues would opt for touchless, when touchscreens are so commonplace, as is hand sanitizer. TRANSCRIPT Hey, Saurabh, thank you for joining me. Let's get this out of the way. What is an Ultraleap and how did it come about?  Saurabh Gupta: Hey, Dave, nice to be here. Thank you for having me. Ultraleap is a technology company and our mission is to deliver solutions that remove the boundaries between physical and digital worlds. We have two main technologies. We have a computer vision-based hand tracking and gesture recognition technology that we acquired and on the other side of the equation, we have made a haptic technology using ultrasound. The whole premise of how we came about was we started out as a haptics company and that's what our founder and CEO, Tom Carter, built when he was in college, and it was a breakthrough idea for us to be able to deliver the sense of touch in mid air using ultrasound was how we started, and to be able to project haptic sensations in mid-air, one of the key components of that was, you need to understand where the hands are in space and for that we were using computer vision technology by Leap Motion to track and locate user's hands in space, and we had an opportunity to make an acquisition, and some of your listeners may already know about Leap Motion. Leap Motion has been a pioneer in gesture based hand tracking technology since 2010. They've got 10 plus years of pedigree in really refining gesture based hand tracking models. So we had an opportunity to purchase them and make an acquisition in 2019, we completed the acquisition and rebranded ourselves to Ultraleap. So that's how we started. As stated in our mission, it's all about focusing on user experience for the use cases of how users are interacting with their environment, and that environment could be a sort of a 2D screen in certain applications, the application that we'll probably talk about today, but also other aspects of augmented reality and virtual reality, which are on the horizon and our emerging technologies that are gaining more ground. So that's the central approach. How can we enhance the interactivity that users have with a physical environment, through an input and an output technology offerings with gesture as input and haptics being the output?  The whole gesture thing through the years has been kind of an interesting journey, so to speak. I can remember some of the early iterations of Microsoft Kinect gesture, sensors, and display companies and solutions providers doing demos showing, you can control a screen by waving your hand, lifting it up and down and this and that, and I thought this is not going to go anywhere. It's just too complicated. There's too much of a learning curve and everything else.  Now, the idea as it's evolved and like all technology got a lot better is, it's more intuitive, but it's still something of a challenge, right? There's still a bit of a curve because we're now conditioned to touching screens. Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, you're right. One of the key aspects here is that gesture has been around. There's been research that goes back to the early 90s, if not in the 80s, but computer vision technology in general has come a long way. The deep learning models that are powering our hand tracking technology today are a lot more sophisticated. They are more robust, they are more adaptable and they are able to train based on a lot of real world inputs. So what that really means is that since the computing power and the technology behind recognizing gestures has improved, a lot of that has manifested itself in a more approachable user experience, and I completely accept the fact that there is a gap and we've got 10 plus years of learned behavior of using a touchscreen. We use a touchscreen everyday, carry it in our pockets, but you also have to understand that when touch screens became prevelant, there was the type keyboard before that.  So the point that I'm making here with this is that we are pushing the envelope on new technologies and a new paradigm of interactivity. Yes, there is a learning curve, but those are the things that we are actually actively solving for: The gesture tracking technology should be so refined that it is inclusive and is able to perform in any environment, and I think we've made some really good steps towards that. You may have heard of our recent announcement of our latest hand tracking offering called Gemini. The fundamental thing with Gemini is that it's based on years and years of research and analysis on making the computer vision, deep learning models, that power that platform to be as robust, to be low latency, high yield in terms of productivity and really high initialization, which means as part of the user experience, when you walk up to an interface, you expect to use it right away. We know we can do that with touch screens, but if you put this technology complementary to an interface, what we are solving for at Ultraleap is: when somebody walks up to a screen and they put up their hand to start to interact, the computer vision technologies should instantly recognize that there's a person who is looking to interact. That's number one, and I think with Gemini, with the deep model work that we've done, we've made some good progress there. Number two, which is once the technology recognizes that a person wants to interact, now can we make it more intuitive for the person to be as or more productive than she would be with a touchscreen interface? And that's where I think we've made more progress. I will say that we need to make more progress there, but some of the things that we've done, Dave. We have a distance call to interact, which is a video tutorial attraction loop that serves as an education piece. And I'll give you a stat. We ran a really large public pilot in the Pacific Northwest at an airport, and the use case there was immigration check-in, so people coming off the plane, before they go talk to a border security agent, some people to fill out their information on a kiosk. So we outfitted some kiosks with our gesture based technology and the rest were the controls, which were all touchscreen based and over multiple weeks we ran this study with active consumers who actually had very little to no prior experience using gestures and we did this AB test where we measured the gesture adoption rate on the kiosks without a call interact, before a call to interact and after a call to interact, and it increased the gesture adoption rate by 30%, which means that it certainly is helping people to understand how to use the interface. The second stat that came from it, that at the end of the pilot, we were almost at 65% gesture adoption rate, which means almost more than 6 out of 10 people who use that interface used gesture as the dominant interface for input control, and the third piece of this was how long did it take for them to finish their session? We measured that using the gesture based interaction, the time was slightly higher than for the control group that was using a touchscreen, but it wasn't much, it was only 10% higher. Now one can look at that stat and say in a transactional setting where you know, it's going to take you 30 seconds to order a burger, adding an extra second can be a problem, but at the same time, those stats are encouraging for us to think about when we look at that as the baseline to improve from.  So if I'm listening to this and I'm trying to wrap my head around what's going on here, this is not a gesture where you're standing 3 feet away from a screen and doing the Tom cruise Minority Report thing, where you're waving your arm and doing this and that is, can you describe it? Because you're basically doing touch-like interactions and the ultrasonic jets or blasts of air or whatever are giving you the feedback to guide you, right?  Saurabh Gupta: So we've got two avenues that we have going at this from. One is for the self service type offering, so you think of check-in kiosks or ordering kiosks at restaurants or even digital wayfinding, digital directories. We are solving for those primarily led at least in the first phase led by our gesture tracking technology. So gesture being the input modality, complimentary to touch. So, what we do is we build a touch-free application, which is a ready to use application that is available today on Windows based media players or systems to convert existing touch screen-based user interfaces to gesture, but what we've done is we've made the transition a lot more intuitive and easier because what we've done is we've replicated and done a lot of research on this and replicated interaction methods or gestures you would call it. I hate to use gestures as a word, because it gets tagged with weird hand poses and things like that, people pinching and all of that. For us, it's all about how we can replicate the same usage that a typical average consumer will have when she interacts with a touch screen based interface. So we came up with this an interaction method that we call Airpush which is basically, to explain it to your listeners, it's all about using your finger and moving towards an interactive element on screen. But what happens is the button gets pressed even before you approach them based on your forward motion or interaction. Now, the smart math behind all of this is that not only do we track motion, but we also track velocity, which means that for people who are aggressive in terms of their button pressing, which means they do short jabs, we can cater for those or people who are more careful in their approach as they move towards the screen, the system is adaptable to cater to all types of interaction types, and we track all the fingers so you can use multiple fingers too or different fingers as well. So these are some of the things that we've included in our application. So that's one side. The second side is all about interactive advertising, immersion and that's where I think we use our haptic technology more, to engage and involve the user in the interactive experience that they're going to. So for self service and more transactional type use cases, we're using primarily our hand gesture technology. And for immersive experiential marketing, or even the digital out-of-home advertising type of use cases, we are leading without haptic based technology.   And you're involved on the digita, out-of-home side, right? That's part of your charge?  Saurabh Gupta: That's correct. So I lead Ultraleap's out-of-home business. So in the out-of-home business, we have both self service retail, and digital out-of-home advertising businesses that we focus on. David:. So how would that manifest itself in terms of, I am at a train station or I'm out somewhere and there's a digital out-of-home display and I go up and interact with it and you're saying it's a more robust and rich experience than just boinking away at a touchscreen. What's going on? What would be a good example of that? Saurabh Gupta: So a good example of digital out of home activations is that we've partnered with CEN (Cinema Entertainment Network) where we've augmented some of their interactive in cinema displays that are being sold from a programmatic perspective. Now the interactive piece is still being worked into the programmatic side of things, but that's one example of an interactive experience in a place based setting. The other example is experiential marketing activations that we've done with Skoda in retail malls and also an activation that we did with Lego for Westfield. So these are some of the experiences that we've launched and released with our haptics technology and on the self service side we've been working with a lot of providers in the space you may have heard of.  Our recent pilot concluded with PepsiCo where we are bringing in or trialing gestures for their ordering kiosks for their food and beverage partners. So these are some of the things that are going on on both sides in the business. David:. So for the Lego one or the Scoda one, what would a consumer experience?  Saurabh Gupta: So these are all interactive experiences. So for Lego, it was about building a Lego together. So basically using our haptic technology which obviously contains gestures as the input, moving Lego blocks and making an object that was being displayed on a really large LED screen at one of the retail outlets and in London, so a user would walk up, they would use their hands in front of our haptic device to control the pieces on the screen and then join them together and make a Lego out of it and while they're doing that, they're getting the sensation of the tactile sensation of joining the pieces and that all adds up to a really immersive, engaging experience within a digital out of home setting.  So you get the sensation that you're snapping Lego pieces together?  Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, snapping pieces together, controlling so you get the agency of control, and it's one of those sensations that gives you a very high memorability factor. I don't know whether you track the news. This was in 2019. We did actually a really extensive activation with Warner Brothers in LA, and what we did was at one of the cinemas down there for Warner Brothers' three upcoming movies, Shazam, The Curse of La Llorona, and Detective Pikachu, we added interactive movie posters using haptics in the cinema lobby, and this would complement the digital poster network that was already existing at that location, and over the course of the activation, which was around six weeks long, we had almost 150,000 people that went through the cinema and we actually did in partnership with QBD, we did a lot of analytics around what the. performance was of an interactive movie poster experience within a digital out-of-home setting and got some really great stats.  We measured a conversion rate between an interactive experience versus a static digital signage experience. The conversion rate was almost 2x, 33% increase in dwell time, like people were spending more time in front of an interactive sign versus a static sign. Attention span was significantly higher at 75%, 42% lift in brand favorability. So these are really interesting stats that gave us the confidence that haptic technology combined with gesture based interface has a lot of value in providing and delivering memorable experiences that people remember. And that's the whole point with advertising, right? That's the whole point. You want to present experiences that provide a positive association of your branded message with your target consumer, and we feel that our technology allows that connection to be made  One of the assumptions/expectations that happened when the pandemic broke out was that this was the end of touchscreens, nobody's ever going to want to touch the screen again, the interactivity was dead and I made a lot of those assumptions myself and turns out the opposite has happened. The touch screen manufacturers have had a couple of pretty good years and the idea is that with a touchscreen, you can wipe it down and clean your hands and do all that stuff. But you're at a far greater risk standing four feet away from somebody across a counter, ordering a burger or a ticket or whatever it may be.  So when you're speaking with solutions providers, end user customers and so on are you getting the question of, “Why do I need to be touchless?” Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, it's a fair point, Dave, and let me clarify that. Look, from our perspective, we are focusing on building the right technology and building the right solutions that elevate the user experience. Hygiene surely is part of that equation, but I accept your points that there are far greater risks for germ transmission than shared surfaces, I totally accept that, and yes, there is a TCO argument, the total cost of ownership argument that has to be made here also.  The point that I will make here is that we fundamentally believe and being a scale-up organization that is focusing on new technology, we have to believe that we are pushing the technology envelope where what we are focusing on is elevating the user experience from what the current model provides. So yes, there will be some use cases where we are not a good fit, but contactless as a category or touchless as a category, maybe the pandemic catalyzed it, maybe it expedited things, but that category in itself is growing significantly.  A couple of stats here, right? The contactless payment as a category itself, 88% of all retail transactions in 2020 were contactless, that's a pretty big number And assuming that retail is a $25 trillion dollar market. That's a huge chunk.  But that's about speed and convenience though, right? Saurabh Gupta: Totally. But all I'm saying is contactless as a category is preferable from a user perspective. Now, gesture based interactivity as a part of that user flow, we fundamentally believe that gesture based interactivity plays a part in the overall user journey. So let me give you an example.  Some of the retailers that we are talking to are thinking about new and interesting ways to remove levels of friction from a user's in-store experience. So there are multiple technologies that are being trialed at the moment. You may have heard of Amazon's just walk out stores as an example. You don't even have to take out your wallet and that is completely based on computer vision, as an example, but there are other retailers who are looking to use technology to better recognize who their loyal customers are. So think of how we used to all have loyalty cards for Costco or any other retailer.  They're removing that friction to say, when you walk through the door, you've done your shopping and you're at the payment powder, we can recognize who you are. And if we recognize who you are, we can give you an offer at the last mile, and in that scenario, they are integrating gestures as part of the completely contactless flow. This is where I think we are gaining some traction. There is a product that we are a part of that hasn't been announced yet. I can't go into details specifically on who it is and when it's going to be released. But we are part of a computer vision based fully automated checkout system that uses gesture as the last mile for confirmation and things of that nature. That's where we are gaining traction. Overall point here is that we are focusing on really showcasing and delivering value on how you can do certain things in a more natural and intuitive way. So think of digital wayfinding at malls, right? You have these giant screens that are traditionally touchscreens, right? When you think of that experience, it has a lot of friction in it, because first of all, you can't use touch as effectively on a large screen because you can't swipe from left to right to turn a map as an example. We fundamentally believe that the product could be better with gesture. You can gesture to zoom in, zoom out, rotate a map, and find your direction to a store. Those kinds of things can be augmented. That experience can be augmented with adding just a capability as opposed to using a touchscreen based interface. So those are the high value use cases that we are focusing on.  So it's not really a case where you're saying, you don't need to touch screen overlay anymore for whatever you're doing, Mr. Client, you just use this instead. It's tuned to a particular use case and an application scenario, as opposed to this is better than a touch overlay? Saurabh Gupta: I think that is a mission that we are driving towards, which is, we know that there is potentially a usability gap between gesture in terms of its evolution than touchscreen. We are looking to bridge that gap and get to a point where we can show more productivity using gesture.  And the point is that with our technology, and this is something that you referenced a second ago, you can turn any screen into a touchscreen. So you don't necessarily need a touchscreen and then you can convert it to gesture. You can convert any LCD screen to an interactive screen. So there is some deep argument there as well. What's the kit, like what are you adding? Saurabh Gupta: Just a camera and a USB cable, and some software. And if you're using haptics feedback, how does that work? Saurabh Gupta: So haptics is a commercially off the shelf product. So it's another accessory that gets added to the screen. However, that contains the camera in it so you don't need an additional camera. That also connects to external power and a USB back to the media player.  So as long as you've got a USB on the media player, you're good, and right now your platform is Windows based. Do you have Android or Linux?  Saurabh Gupta: Good question, Dave. So right now we are Windows based, but we know it's of strategic importance for us to enable support on additional platforms. So we are starting to do some work on that front. You'll hear some updates from us early next year on at least the hand tracking side of things being available on more platforms than just Windows.  How does economics work? I suspect you get this question around, “All right. If I added a touch overlay to a display, it's going to cost me X. If I use this instead, it's going to cost me Y.  Is it at that kind of parity or is one a lot more than the other?  Saurabh Gupta: It depends on screen size, Dave, to be honest. So the higher in screen size you go, the wider the gap is. I would say that for a 21 or 23 inch screen and up, the economics are in our favor for a comparable system. And are you constrained by size? I think of all the LED video walls that are now going into retail and public spaces and so on, and those aren't touch enabled. You really wouldn't want to do that, and in the great majority of cases with this, in theory, you could turn a potentially fragile, please don't touch surface like that into an interactive surface, but are you constrained to only doing things like a 55 inch canvas or something? Saurabh Gupta: This will require a little bit of technical explanation. The Lego example that I talked about was targeted on, I would say a large outdoor LED screen. So the concept here is that if you want one-to-one interactivity.  So what do I mean by one-to-one interactivity? One-to-one interactivity is that basically when in our interface, when the user approaches the screen, there is an onscreen cursor that shows up, and that on screen cursor is what is the control point for the user. Now one-to-one interactivity for us to achieve that where the cursor is at the same height or there's no parallax between where the finger is and where the cursor is, for that you have to be connected to or at the screen, and when you are connected to the screen, based on our current camera technology, we can control up to a 42 inch screen for one-to-one interactivity, but we've also been doing exams showing examples where if you connect the sensor to slightly in front of the display, then you can cover a wider area and we've been able to showcase examples of our technology being used on up to a 75 inch LCD screen in portrait mode.  So then any larger than that, the scale gets a little wonky, right? Cause you've got a person standing in front of a very large display and it just starts to get a little weird. Saurabh Gupta: Yeah. It's like putting a large TV in a small living room. So you need to be slightly further away because then it gets too overwhelming, and for that, we have worked with certain partners and they've done some really interesting work like this company called IDUM, they built a pedestal and so that pedestal encloses our tracking device, and that can be placed several feet from a large immersive canvas, like a LED wall, as an example, in a museum type activation, and people can walk by and then they can control the whole screen with that pedestal slightly further away from the screen. So it's like a Crestron controller or something except for a big LED display!  Saurabh Gupta: Exactly. It's like a trackpad in front of the screen, but slightly further away.  Gotcha. All right. Time flew by, man. We're already deep into this. You were telling me before we hit record that your company will be at NRF and you may also have people wandering around IEC but if people want to know more about your company, they go to ultraleap.com?  Saurabh Gupta: That's correct. Ultraleap.com, we have all the information there and David, it was great to talk to you and thank you for the opportunity.   

Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind 51: The Watcher

Unsolved Mysteries Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


Imagine all the joy & excitement of moving your family into the house of your dreams. As you and your children move about the house, doing renovations and exploring…you find out you are all being watched. This is what happened to Derek & Maria Broaddus. They would find threatening notes in their mailbox for years, never knowing who was watching, and how they knew all about this family. Join Mark & Amy as they take the small East Coast town of Westfield, New Jersey to dive in to the Case of The Watcher. Thank you to Mat Graham from Artificial Fear for allowing us to use his amazing cover of the Unsolved Mysteries Theme Song! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQNyGGSIl_ZbEDq-teZDWQ And thank you to Ryan Hughes from Planet H for lending us his spot-on “Stack Voice” and working with us to have such a cool intro and outro! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrlNAFRMlWQN1rhWboZh2g  

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast
Live From TusCon: Campfire Horror Tales

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 86:24


In this episode, Cody and Chris are coming to you live from the TusCon Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Convention with the scariest lore we could find. First, Cody tells us about an allegedly haunted bus in Beijing, China, that went missing under crazy circumstances. Then, Chris talks about the creepy unsolved mystery surrounding the ominous letter writer known as The Watcher of Westfield. Next, Cody discusses the Ammons Family - in Indiana - who experienced some of the most horrific possessions ever. Ever! Then, Chris shares a local Tucson story about the unsolved death of Chuck Morgan, a man leading a secret double-life. Finally, Cody talks about the bizarre cryptid from Zanzibar known as the Popobawa, a bat-like creature with one eye. Creep of the Week is a special story by Vanessa from the podcast Paranormal Life with V. This Week's drinks are Kokopelli Sweet Lucy Red and Santa Clausthaler.

Closing the Gap
#157: Getting to Know the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 54:10


Gamma Iota Sigma leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry's student talent pipeline across all functional areas. Get to know their Executive Director, Grace Grant, and members Jensen Worsley and Finn O'Brien. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

Inside The Greenroom With PV3
117. How You Can Integrate Wellness Into Your Business with Nicole Mixdorf

Inside The Greenroom With PV3

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:35


No one would have said that Nicole Mixdorf hated her job in a global firm… Traveling the world, making money, she was happy and successful. But that all changed when her father was diagnosed with cancer and the stress at work followed her home. When this stress caused her own health problems, Nicole knew it was time to hang up the golden handcuffs and do something about it.  Welcome back to Inside The Greenroom! Nicole's story doesn't end there, she is the founder and Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) of Balance by Nature a company launched to inspire busy professionals to create more balance in their lives and thrive. We take a look at how Nicole started her journey of balancing wellness and success, from building her business from the ground up to shedding her perfectionist mentality, and even the things she wishes she would have done at the beginning!  Join us as Nicole talks about her work with corporations and helping them create a culture of wellness that brings new life and intention into their business. With everything upended in the world for the past two years, it is more crucial than ever to focus on the practices that keep us healthy, focused, and ready to serve. You'll get practical tips on how you can maintain a stress-free work-life balance, even when you're working from home.  When you hit play, you'll hear Nicole's top tips for nailing a speaking interview, how to connect with the audience more deeply, and even how you can maximize your communication and effectiveness. Don't wait for the burnout to catch you. Learn how you can start reviving your work (and personal) life today! Are you ready to create a movement for your community & your business?  Are you ready to grow your influence? PLATFORM LIVE was developed for you! joinplatformlive.com/greenroom More Of What's Inside: The importance of wellness in the workplace How stress affects your health The advice that changed Nicole's course Refining your approach as you go The skill of selling yourself Finding your champions Why it's important to understand your audience Instilling a culture of health through leaders How you can engage employees in health initiatives Practical tips to release some pressure Elevating your events with intentional movement What Nicole looks for in speakers And much more!   LINKS: Connect with Nicole: Website: https://balancebynature.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/balance.by.nature.wellness  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolemixdorf/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolemixdorf/ Connect with Blair: blair@advanceyourreach.com  Connect with us: Facebook: www.facebook.com/advanceyourreach Website: advanceyourreach.com stageagency@advanceyourreach.com Email​: info@insidethegreenroompodcast.com Book Speakers for your next event! We are the only agency where you can book free and paid speakers, no bureau commissions!  Learn More https://elitespeakersagency.com Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 - What we cover today!  0:28 - Introducing Nicole Mixdorf  5:09 - Stepping away from a stressful workplace 10:35 - How Nicole built her platform 15:15 - Don't be afraid to be a little messy 19:25 - Nicole's process for hiring speakers  23:10 - Strategies to help your workforce in the pandemic 29:24 - Balancing your stress with intentional moments 32:34 - Bringing mindful movement to events 35:34 - How you can be as effective as possible 40:30 - Where to connect with Nicole 42:10 - Closing thoughts   More About Nicole: Nicole Mixdorf is the Chief Wellness Officer of Balance by Nature and was awarded as the Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services USA in 2021 and in 2020. She was also awarded as a Top 100 Healthcare Leader in the World 2020-2021, and as a Top 10 Successful Business Leader Revamping the Future 2021.  Nicole is a motivational leader who inspires people to be the absolute best that they can be. She spent over a decade working her way up the corporate ladder in a global firm until she experienced the debilitating health consequences of a stressful work environment. After healing her body, she launched Balance by Nature in 2012 to inspire busy professionals to create more balance in their lives and thrive. Additionally, Nicole has been teaching growth mindset, yoga, meditation, and breathwork for over 15 years. Balance by Nature was recently awarded as Best in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2021, Top 20 Leading Companies of the Year 2021, and Top 30 Most Admired Companies to Watch 2021, among other prestigious awards and recognitions.  Balance by Nature develops award-winning employee wellness programs that support physical, mental, and emotional well-being. These programs help corporations to create cultures of health with happy, grounded, and productive employees.  Ranging from mid-sized organizations to corporate giants, Balance by Nature has worked with the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), City of Los Angeles, Westfield, Hulu, Accenture, Los Angeles Philharmonic, & other progressive organizations.

True Crime Guys
#153 Herb The Strangler

True Crime Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 97:45


On the surface Herb Baumeister was a strait-laced, business-owning, family man, living on his 18-acre estate, Fox Hollow Farms in Westfield, Indiana. However, Herb had a double life, and a whole bunch of skeletons in his closet.. or more specifically in the woods surrounding his massive home.   truniagen.com/creeper   sundancenow.com   Code:Creeper   EVERYTHING TRUE CRIME GUYS:   https://linktr.ee/Truecrimeguysproductions   Patreon.com/truecrimeguys Merch: truecrimeguys.threadless.com   OhMyGaia.com Facebook Twitter/Instagram: @TrueCrimeGuys @AndImMichael @sandupodcast STICKERS CREEPER MERCH   Sources:  Book: The Double Life of a Serial Murderer: The Life of Serial Killer Herb Baumeister. By: Jack Smith https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Double-Life-of-a-Serial-Murderer-Audiobook/B0773WKK56   http://serialkillerfacts.com/2020/04/28/herbert-richard-baumeister/   https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/baumeister-herbert.htm   https://paraholics.com/2019/02/07/skeletons-of-fox-hollow-farm/   https://medium.com/crimebeat/herb-baumeister-and-fox-hollow-farm-8d4f49bb3031   https://www.benoakley.co.uk/serial-killer-herb-baumeister-and-the-haunting-of-fox-hollow-farm

Tony Katz + The Morning News
Westfield Schools No Longer Have Masks Mandate

Tony Katz + The Morning News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 3:10


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Daybreak Drive-IN
November 8, 2021: New mask rules in Westfield

Daybreak Drive-IN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 2:18


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Closing the Gap
#156: Understanding & Listening with Empathy. Incorporating D,E & I into Your Agency

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 44:19


These can be tough conversations but how can you approach conversations about diversity with others? Learn how Jon Loftin, MJ Insurance, had the courage and comfort to lean in, ask and learn. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

Cranford Radio
Hope Heals, Helping Cancer Patients in Union County

Cranford Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 9:48


We all know that cancer is an unwelcome visitor to any family. Along with the uncertainty it brings, there are the day-to-day concerns of how to get back and forth to treatment or combatting the loneliness that can come with the disease. Hope Heals is a service offered by Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westfield to provide help with some of those concerns. Cranford Radio spoke with Patricia Martin, director of Hope Heals, as well as Deacon Keith Gibbons, the assistant director, about what Hope Heals is all about.

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Bumping Into Jesus: Week 1 | Stuck in Life – The Pool of Bethesda

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021


Have you ever felt stuck in life? Then this message is for you! Pastor CJ shares what scripture says on becoming unstuck and moving towards all God has in store for us. Speaker: CJ Johnson

Tony Katz + The Morning News
Westfield Teacher Sings About Parents Being Terrorists

Tony Katz + The Morning News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:06


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Closing the Gap
#155: Cybersecurity Awareness Month, What Agents Need to Know About Cyber

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 40:42


What can insurance agencies learn about cyber security, and how can they protect their data? Troy Stairwalt, Westfield's Chief Information Security Officer, is this week's Closing the Gap guest. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

The Jimmy Rex Show
#10 - Real Estate Investing - Brad Lancaster - Former Owner KW Westfield & One Of States Top Home Flippers Shares His + Jimmy's RE Journey

The Jimmy Rex Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 51:32


Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Open Baptism Weekend - October 2021

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021


It's Open Baptism at Northview this weekend, happening during services at all locations. What an exciting time to see believers make public declarations of their faith by being baptized! Speaker: Steve Poe

Hair Of The Werewolf
52: Move-In Ready (Appliances and Psycho Included) & Ye Olde UFOeths

Hair Of The Werewolf

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 73:31


Every new house has its fair share of quirks, and apparently including a creepy psychopath is one of them. Lily conjures buyer's remorse when she discusses the infamous 657 Boulevard house in Westfield, New Jersey that found new home owners harassed by sinister letters. Then, Chase tells of the 1639 sighting of strange lights and possible UFOs in the skies above what would one day become Boston.

Tyus Mcafee podcast
Westfield Mustangs vs Dekaney wildcats high school football

Tyus Mcafee podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 1:17


L.A. Not So Confidential
81. Parapsychology & Paranormal Crimes

L.A. Not So Confidential

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 96:55


Happy {almost} Halloween! Before we get into all things parapsychology, you'll want to hear about our Halloween Horror Nights experience, complete with a mystery: the disappearing Patreon member! We'll then get into all the fun stuff- ESP, remote viewing, near death experiences and a couple of creepy "paranormal crimes" including the Watcher of Westfield and the Ghost Rapes of Bolivia. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lansc/message

Closing the Gap
#154: What was an Insurance Agency Doing at Insuretech Connect 2021?

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:26


In person at Insuretech Connect 2021, Chris Cline is joined by the team of Fudge Insurance. Learn about their journey and the changes they put into place to bring tech forward We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

This Day in Esoteric Political History
Why Lincoln Grew A Beard (1860)

This Day in Esoteric Political History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 17:48


It's October 17th. This day in 1860, in the run-up to the next month's presidential election, Abraham Lincoln received a letter from an 11-year-old girl urging him to grow a beard and improve his prospects. Jody, NIki, and Kellie read from the incredibly charming exchange between Lincoln and Grace Bedell of Westfield, NY. This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. If you want to support the show directly, you can do so on our website: ThisDayPod.com Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or just want to say hello. Our website is thisdaypod.com Follow us on social @thisdaypod Our team: Jacob Feldman, Researcher/Producer; Brittani Brown, Producer; Khawla Nakua, Transcripts; music by Teen Daze and Blue Dot Sessions; Julie Shapiro, Executive Producer at Radiotopia

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 6 - Chosen to be Different

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021


During the final week of our Chosen series, Pastor CJ reminds us that we are chosen to be different and shares the key to courageously embrace our brokenness. Speaker: CJ Johnson

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson
Grace Bedell, The Girl Who Got Abe Lincoln To Grow A Beard

Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 3:10


Today in 1860, an 11 year old wrote to not-yet-president Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he grow some whiskers because "your face is so thin." Later, a bearded Abe visited the letter writer, Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York, and showed off his new look. Plus: today in 1957, an unusual demonstration in Port Washington, Wisconsin: the “Power Mower of the Future”! Letter to Grace Bedell (Abraham Lincoln Online) The Simplicity “Air-Conditioned Lawnmower” 1957 (Wacky Explorer) Join us as a Patreon backer and we'll send you a letter saying thanks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coolweirdawesome/support

The Retrospectors
On This Day: How Lincoln Got His Beard

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 10:11


Future President Abraham Lincoln had yet to grow his iconic facial fuzz when he received a letter from Grace Bedell - an 11 year-old resident of Westfield, New York - dated 15th October, 1860.  “I have yet got four brothers... and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin”, she wrote. “All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President.”When Lincoln returned to Westfield (having just been elected), he had grown a beard - and thanked Bedell personally for the suggestion.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how jibes about Lincoln's appearance had become part of his Presidential campaign; explain the origin of ‘sideburns'; and uncover the surprising story of how Lincoln's beard lead to the creation of MB Games…(Plus, for our supporters on Patreon* and our paid subscribers on Apple Podcasts, we discuss the SECOND letter Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln in 1864, requesting his help gaining a job with the Treasury so that she could financially support her parents. Sign up now to hear it at patreon.com/Retrospectors)*top two tiers only.Further Reading:• ‘The Surprising Reason Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard' (Biography, 2020): https://www.biography.com/news/abraham-lincoln-beard• ‘Grace Bedell: Abraham Lincoln grew beard after girl, 11, wrote to him and said 'all the ladies like whiskers'' (Mail Online, 2012): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240765/Grace-Bedell-Abraham-Lincoln-grew-beard-girl-11-wrote-said-ladies-like-whiskers.html• ‘The Interesting Story Behind Lincoln's Beard' (Today I Found Out, 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJRrusMBGxU For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back on Monday! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Square Mile of Murder
87: The Watcher

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 62:36


This week we're bringing you the creepy story of The Watcher. When a family bought their dream house in a New Jersey suburb, they weren't expecting to receive threatening letters from someone claiming to be watching the house. Come listen to us tell this creepy tale and go through all the theories in the case. FURTHER READING: https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html (The Haunting of 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey) https://allthatsinteresting.com/the-watcher-house (Inside 'The Watcher' House, Haunted By A Mysterious Letter Writer) https://www.ranker.com/list/new-jersey-watcher-human-explanations/orrin-grey (The Scary True Story Behind The New Jersey Watcher) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBoKesAQFHU (The Eerie Case Of The Watcher) ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

Closing the Gap
What it Looks Like to Build a Digital Insurance Agency

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:02


Technology does not replace human experience; it can enhance it. Clint Houck, is this week's guest as we dig into building a fully digital insurance agency. Clint believes we can be better as an industry and that technology, when used properly, enhances the personalized insurance experience, it doesn't replace it. He has dedicated his career to building a smarter, more efficient, and effective insurance experience for consumers. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 5 - Chosen to be Generous

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021


During Week 5 of Chosen, Steve Spear from World Vision joins us to talk about a life-changing partnership with Northview for children in Ghana. Speaker: Steve Poe

Indiana Sports Talk Podcast
10:00PM–11:00PM-(ISC Sports Network's John Herrick, ISC's Greg Rakestraw, Westfield's Jake Gilbert, Whiteland's Darrin Fisher, HSE's Michael Kelly, Harrison's Terry Peebles, Bart Curtis of Warsaw, Jasper's Tony Lewis, Center Grove's Eric Moore)-

Indiana Sports Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 42:59


ISC Sports Network's John Herrick kicks off the second hour after a competitive game and then his co-worker Greg Rakestraw joins the show. Westfield's Jake Gilbert joins the show after a 34-14 win, Michael Kelly from Hamilton Southeastern stops by after a 35-7 win over Franklin Central and Darrin Fisher rides the momentum from his 31-6 win over Plainfield to join Coach Lovell on Indiana Sports Talk. Harrison's Terry Peebles joins the show and then Warsaw's Bart Curtis joins on the heels of a 42-24 victory over Northwood. Tony Lewis from Jasper hops on IST to round out the first hour. Center Grove's Eric Moore joins the show after yet another win. This one 43-19 over Lawrence North. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What The Flux
Westfield takes on retailers | Coles ends butcher service | Google, local mall to deliver goods via drone

What The Flux

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 5:51


Westfield has launched a click and collect service that removes the need for shoppers to buy items through individual stores.   Coles is ending its in-store butcher service this weekend, and from Monday will only offer pre-packaged meat.   Google and Aussie shopping centre giant Vicinity Centres have partnered to deliver goods to homes and businesses via drone.   ---   Flux Daily Quiz - Win prizes: https://quiz.flux.finance/ October = Credit Score Restore Month: https://bit.ly/2Yuxu1F Save money and win cash prizes up to $250k weekly: https://www.flux.finance/win-the-week Get your credit score for free: https://bit.ly/fluxcreditscore Download the free app (App Store): http://bit.ly/FluxAppStore Download the free app (Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/FluxappGooglePlay Daily newsletter: https://bit.ly/fluxnewsletter Instagram: http://bit.ly/fluxinsta TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@flux.finance   ---   The content in this podcast reflects the views and opinions of the hosts, and is intended for personal and not commercial use. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided or distributed in these episodes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Closing the Gap
#152: Why Insurance Agencies Should Embrace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 61:06


Whether you're a 2 person or a 2,000 person agency; there is a need diversity, equity and inclusion. MJ Insurance has embraced this philosophy. Join Jon Loftin and Shaq Thomas, MJ Insurance as we discuss being better if we can all live our truth. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 4 - Chosen to See

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021


During Week 4 of Chosen, Pastor CJ teaches us to see others around us the way Jesus sees them! Speaker: Cj Johnson

Indiana Sports Talk Podcast
10pm-11pm-(IHSAA Football Scores)-10/01/21

Indiana Sports Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 42:33


The ten o'clock hour of IST tonight with Coach Bob Lovell begins with a very happy Darrin Fisher of Whiteland following their win over Mooresville tonight, NineStar's Kurt Darling detailing Pendleton Heights shutout win over Delta, Chris Lowry from WIOU explaining how Kokomo was able to defeat Logansport, and Steve McClure from Indiana SRN broke down Traders Point Christian's nail biting win over Edinburgh. In the second half of the hour, Coach Lovell is joined by Chuck Sorrel of South Putnam following his team's victory over Brown County, Perry Central's Greg Gibson following a victory over West Washington, Andrew Smith from New Pal Radio after New Pal's dominating win over Shelbyville, WKLO's David Deaton detailed Silver Creek's thrilling win over North Harrison. To conclude the hour was Jake Gilbert from Westfield breaking down his team's win at Avon and Greg Barr. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Locker Talk Presented by VYPE Media
VYPE Locker Talk Live- Episode 38- Friday Picks

Locker Talk Presented by VYPE Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:42


Join Wac, Shana and Scott as they pick some #txhsfb games across the state. (0:00) Intro (6:06) Reagan vs Madison (8:07) SA Johnson vs Churchill (9:09) Denton Guyer vs Prosper (10:41) South Oak Cliff vs Mesquite Poteet (12:45) Summer Creek vs CE King (16:30) Spring vs Westfield (20:18) Southlake Carroll vs Keller (22:08) Katy vs Tompkins (25:30) Rockwall vs Mesquite (27:30) Shadow Creek vs Pearland Dawson (32:06) Closing Follow VYPE Here: Website: https://www.vype.com/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/vypehouston Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vypehouston/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VYPETexas/

Locker Talk Presented by VYPE Media
VYPE Locker Talk Live- Episode 37: Thursday Preview

Locker Talk Presented by VYPE Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 33:38


Join Wac, Scotty and Shana as they preview some of the must watch games across Texas #txhsfb (0:00) Intro/Thursday Night Showdown (4:32) Westlake vs San Marcos (9:23) San Antonio Reagan vs Madison (13:18) Katy vs Katy Tompkins (18:28) McKinney Boyd vs Allen (23:49) Denton Guyer vs Prosper (26:42) Spring vs Westfield (30:34) Closing Follow VYPE Here: Website: https://www.vype.com/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/vypehouston Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vypehouston/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VYPETexas/

Tuesday Night Quarterback
This Week in the Big Central – Episode 6: The Live Show Episode 6: The Live Show

Tuesday Night Quarterback

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


Episode 6 of “This Week in the Big Central,” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland finds us on the road – where else – at Autoland Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Rt. 22 East! Mike Pavlichko previews Friday night's Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland, featuring Westfield […]

Kentucky Fried Homicide
John List. The Man who Murdered his Family to Save Them.

Kentucky Fried Homicide

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 80:30


December 7, 1971. Teachers and neighbors are concerned with the whereabouts of the List family. John, his wife Helen, their three children, and his mother, all lived together at Breeze Knoll, a turn of the century Victorian home in Westfield, NJ. But when police arrive at the home to check out the house, they discover five bodies—all dead from a gunshot wound to the head. One important person is missing. The father––John List. For eighteen years this case will go unsolved, until a television show pulled it all together, and forced John List to crawl out of the woodwork. This is John List. The Man who Murdered his Family to Save Them. Join our Facebook Group: Kentucky Fried Cousins (Cause we're all family here!)For additional show notes, go to: kentuckyfriedhomicide.comStart Heather Sunseri's Books for Free! Supporters of Kentucky Fried Homicide can start one of Heather Sunseri's series for free.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kyfriedhomicide)

Strangers Worth Meeting
Ep 063: Ty Brooks | Ty The Bourbon Guy | Westfield, IN

Strangers Worth Meeting

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 109:58


On this episode, Tyler meets up with Ty Brooks aka Ty The Bourbon Guy of Westfield, IN. Tyler & Ty talk about how a bourbon comes to be, how memories, environment, and tastes determine someone's bourbon preferences, and the wonderful plethora of variety in the whiskey world on this sixty-third episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UCgsLjsbLrSl1QRnODmqg4zA Follow along with Tyler on Instagram @thixsonlife and find Ty The Bourbon Guy on Instagram @tythebourbonguy and on Twitch @tythebourbonguy

The Unofficial Shopify Podcast
Connected Retail: Bridging Offline & Online Stores

The Unofficial Shopify Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 43:37


This episode is for you if...You have retail locations (or are considering it) then you'll want to hear at least the first 20 minutes of this "Connected Retail" discussion with an experienced insider.OR you have a Shopify store and a Point-of-Sale but they don't talk, then you'll want to listen to the whole episode.Lots of industry analysis and insight in this one from our guest Kevin McKenzie, the CEO of SKU IQ. Aside from saving owners a ton of time avoiding the end of day double data entry across to systems that don't normally connect, Kevin has a seriously impressive resume. As Chief Digital Officer at Westfield, he oversaw the development of all digital strategy and omni-channel initiatives. Before that, he was Sr VP of CNET Shopping.Show LinksSKU IQSponsorsFree 30-day trial of Zipify OCU - (To get an unadvertised gift, email help@zipify.com and ask for the "Tech Nasty Bonus".Try Bold Product Upsell, free trialSave 20% on Turbo, a blazing fast Shopify theme - Use code KURT20 at checkoutImprove your shop's search engine ranking with Venntov SEO Meta ManagerNever miss an episodeSubscribe wherever you get your podcastsJoin Kurt's newsletterHelp the showAsk a question in The Unofficial Shopify Podcast Facebook GroupLeave a reviewSubscribe wherever you get your podcastsWhat's Kurt up to?See our recent work at EthercycleSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelApply to work with Kurt to grow your store.

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 3 - Chosen for Change

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021


During Week 3 of Chosen, Pastor Steve shares how we are called to be changed into the image of Christ. Speaker: Steve Poe

Blind Pig Confessions's Podcast
BPC 246 - Getting Squirrely at the Junction

Blind Pig Confessions's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 52:25


After putting that lost year behind us, the boys get back in action once again at that wonderous annual Rock the Junction Craft Beer and Music Fest hosted by the Grand Junction Brewing Company in Westfield, Indiana.   Whether it's rain, shine or blistering summer heat, the local Westfield community which has embraced and supported Grand Junction even before their doors were open always generate a lively and special atmosphere each year which makes it one of the most anticipated and enjoyable festivals of the year.   Tune in for Part One of festival coverage as Dougy Fresh and Paulie G, along with 1st segment co-host Lori Noud, who brought some much needed beauty to the table, open the show with some brew talk before a trio of local rockers, Jim Streisel, Donny Coyle and Justin Alley of The Dead Squirrels stopped by to amp up the conversation moments after amping up the early crowd with the days opening live grooves.     Special thanks to Lori Noud Photography for taking time out of her busy schedule to stop by and get nab some killer shots of the event.     Shout outs in this week's episode include:  Primeval Brewing;  The Bier Brewery;  Bearded Burger: Cardinal Spirits;  Gem City Spirits   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate. Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune.    Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.

True Crime All The Time Unsolved
The Watcher of Westfield

True Crime All The Time Unsolved

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 68:43


The house at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey has had a strange history in its over 100 years of existence. It has sold over the years a number of times for the price of just a dollar. In 2014, the Broaddus family bought the house for 1.3 million dollars. After they bought the house, the Broaddus family discovered that they had a watcher. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the strange twists and turns surrounding this case of The Watcher of Westfield. Derek and Maria Broaddus, along with their three children, thought they had purchased their dream home. But, it turned into a nightmare when they began receiving ominous letters from someone who called themselves "The Watcher." You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 2 - Chosen for Freedom

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021


During Week 2 of Chosen, Pastor Steve explains how God choses us for freedom! Speaker: Steve Poe

Closing the Gap
#151: The Importance of Being a Customer-Centric Insurance Agency

Closing the Gap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 52:25


The right data to the right person at the right time. Jamie Peers, Synatic, and Jason Walker, Agency Insuretech, talk to us on this episode of Closing the Gap. Get to know your customers better through data. Fear of Getting Started Brochure You Should Know Me Better By Now - Customer-Centric Insurance As the VP of Business Development and Alliances, Jamie is responsible for strategic partnerships and the growth and GTM strategies for Synatic, working closely with Sales and Marketing teams and the Head of Delivery on implementation of processes. With 20 years' experience in the SaaS industry, Jamie is an accomplished executive with a track record of business development in global markets. Prior to joining Synatic, Jamie held a variety of leadership roles most recently as the CEO of Chase Software. He is a big believer in people and enabling the people around him to be push for growth and their best version of themselves.  Jamie holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

Inhuman: A True Crime Podcast
Episode 27: The Watcher House

Inhuman: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 52:44


Three days after Nick and Maria Broaddus purchased 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey, they received a mysterious letter. "The Watcher" claimed to be watching the couple and their kids and threatened that he'd always see them. Who is The Watcher? What is his intention? Those are the questions the Broaddus family is dying to know. If you enjoy our podcast, please leave us a rating and review! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @inhuman_podcast and TikTok @inhumanpodcast. If you have questions or case suggestions, send us an email at inhumanmonsterpod@gmail.com! Sources for this episode are: https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html https://www.today.com/home/watcher-house-new-jersey-finally-sold-new-owners-t160504 https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2021/06/the-watcher-house-naomi-watts-bobby-cannavale-star-in-series-about-nj-mystery.html

Mystery History Podcast
Episode 72 - Fox Hollow Farm & The I-70 Killer

Mystery History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 57:47


In this episode we discuss Herb Baumeister and the strange happenings at Fox Hollow Farm in Westfield, IL. Herb Baumeister was a husband and father of 3 who also dabbled in prowling gay bars in Indianapolis and bringing them to his family home at Fox Hollow Farm to strangle and kill them. 5,000 bone fragments were found scattered on the grounds of Fox Hollow Farm. Herb killed himself before confessing to any of the murders and the farm is said to be haunted by apparitions still to this day. Several years after his death, his kill count grew higher as he was linked to murders that took place along highway I-70. Bodies were dumped along the highway and killed similarly to the victims of Fox Hollow Farm. The killings on I-70 soon stopped after the farm was purchased by Herb and his wife Julie in 1991. Listen now as we unfold the terrible happenings of Herb Baumeister, The I-70 Killer, and Fox Hollow Farm. Sources wiki.com ranker.com youarecurrent.com indystar.com ghostvill.us --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mysteryhistorypodcast/message

Northview Church Audio Podcast
Chosen: Week 1 - Chosen by God

Northview Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021


During Week 1 of Chosen, Pastor Steve shares that no matter what you might have done or what mistakes you might have made, you are chosen by God, that he loves you and wants to be in relationship with you.  Speaker: Steve Poe

Tony Katz + The Morning News
Westfield Students Protest After Admin Bans Pride and BLM Flags

Tony Katz + The Morning News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 5:30


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Method and Madness
Episode 25: The Watcher

Method and Madness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 38:43


In June 2014, Derek and Maria Broaddus bought their dream home for $1.3M in Westfield, NJ. Before they could even move in though, they started receiving mysterious, threatening letters. Turned out...someone was watching. Researched, written, hosted and produced by Dawn Gandhi Edited by moInspo Music by Timmoor from Pixabay For a list of sources used, visit the podcast website: Method & Madness Podcast (methodandmadnesspodcast.com)

True Crime Recaps
The Watcher House - Who Did It?

True Crime Recaps

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 46:09


The real estate market is hard enough without a malevolent neighbor who's been sending threatening messages for over 100 years. This week, Amy and Chris discuss the mystery of The Watcher, a supposed family who has been keeping guard of a Westfield, New Jersey home for over a century. Derek and Maria Broaddus purchased the home in 2014, and that's when their nightmare began. Even before they were able to move in, they started receiving letters with creepy messages, referring to them as "young blood," hinting at secrets hidden within the walls, and making it clear that they were watching them as they moved around the house. The situation got so out of hand that they decided to sell the home at a loss. So who is the Watcher? We may never know. Plus, in a bonus story, Amy details the List Family Mansion murders, which is only 10 minutes away from the Westfield Watcher home. On November 9, 1971, John List murdered his entire family one by one, wrote a confession, then fled to the airport. Send your true crime suggestions to hello@truecrimerecaps! Support the show AND listen ad-free here!: https://truecrimerecaps.supercast.tech/ Get 10% Off by visiting BetterHelp.com/recaps Follow TCR on YouTube here! Follow TCR on Instagram here! Follow TCR on Facebook here!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 3 | Shooting At Fox Hills Mall @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 28:36


Chris Little Birthday//Shooting Westfield Mall Celebrities buried in Westwood//USC Hotel

Colts Official Podcast
Official Podcast: Preseason Game 2 Reaction with Greg Rakestraw

Colts Official Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 34:38


The Colts Official Podcast is live from Colts Camp at Grand Park in Westfield featuring Jeffrey Gorman, Larra Overton and Greg Rakestraw, who is the Play-by-Play Announcer for the Colts preseason TV and Vice President of ISC Sports Network. The trio talked about the return to the practice field of Carson Wentz, Quenton Nelson and Ryan Kelly and gave a little prediction to what they expect in the final preseason game on Friday in Detroit.