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Lincoln is in Wyoming, tracking down a monster. If he succeeds in killing it, he'll be rewarded with a magical bracelet he can use to pay Callista to keep his son safe. Meanwhile, Ariella's contractors continue to make improvements on the Old Stone Church, and Magda tries to get to know Billy. Is he relatively innocent kid he seems to be, or is he hiding the truth? Written and performed by Scott Sigler Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2023 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music is the song “They're Watching Me” by SUPERWEAPON. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Woo and Hollywood Hes open up by Checking In and then with a recap of Mother's Day Weekend. They also discuss the sorority that sued the University of Wyoming due to trans activities. After the break, they discuss Brian McKnight and his antics. After the Woosah Moment of the Week, Brian McKnight closes out with Back at One. Don't forget each and every Saturday nights from 10pm-12 am the new episodes of Wooisms drops on Nspire U on Air and the replay on Fridays during the same time. Also, head over to www.wooisms.com for all the latest updates and merchandise. As always peaux up, light the hookah, sit back and enjoy this thang known as Wooisms. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wooisms/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wooisms/support
Lincoln still has serious debts. He owes Bingles a helluva lot of gold. More important and more pressing, Lincoln has to start making payment on his contract with Callista, or she will stop protecting Lincoln's son, Sam, in the purgatory known as “the Shelf.” To get the treasure he needs to give to Callista, Lincoln needs to get back on the bounty-hunting tip, which means a trip to Wyoming and track down a really, really big lizard. Written and performed by Scott Sigler Production Assistance by Allie Press Copyright 2023 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music is the song “They're Watching Me” by SUPERWEAPON. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of ABL Live, we covered a variety of topics including Montana becoming the first state to completely ban TikTok, the sorority that has allowed a biological male to join their University of Wyoming chapter, Monkeypox undergoing a rebrand just in time for Pride Month, the San Francisco Walgreens shooting video released amid a lot of controversies, the Instagram and other social media pranksters who gamble with their life when accosting strangers, the Covenant School in Nashville filing a motion to block the release of Audrey Hale's manifesto, the Atlanta Army Officer who cannot sell her home due to a squatter taking over, the Atlanta area dealership who sold a stolen car to a man then tried to evade responsibility, and much more!
Five lawsuits filed over Montana's TikTok ban, one abortion ban blocked and Wyoming's governor joins the podcast world.
This week Charlamagne and Andrew first get into Charlamagne's confidence in sucking, or in this case not sucking when it comes to his predictions on Adidas restock on Yeezy's. The discussion then moves to the inconsideration of woman's feelings, based on University of Wyoming sorority sisters saying they ‘live in fear' of a trans member. Next, they go into a deep dive on John Morant and stupid decisions. Lastly, they get into “Ask An Idiot” , who do you think Andrew will “fuck, marry, and kill between Charlamagne, Akaash and Rogan. ************************************************** Check out Andrew Schulz www.theandrewschulz.com Stream Charlamagne "Hell of a Week" on Paramount+ Check out all the podcast on Charlamagne's "Black Effect Network" www.blackeffect.com/ Empty Thoughts Podcast podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empt…ow/id1622292632 Check Out "Summer Of 85" on Audible www.audible.com/pd/Summer-of-85-A…areTest=TestShare Podcastbrilliant idiots charlamagne tha godandrew schulz
This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 18th, 2023. PUB MEMBERSHIP PLUG: We have ourselves an exciting summer coming up here at CrossPolitic, and we want you to join us on this ride… First, we’re no longer calling it the Fight Laugh Feast club… it’s now called the Pub! Second, we are launching a new line of content, focused on family entertainment. Some of this content includes a new TV Show called This America, a cooking show, a hunting show, live streaming of our conferences, and our past conference talks, all bundled within our new polished Fight Laugh Feast App, dropping on June 1st. Head on over to fightlaughfeast.com, and join the Pub today… that’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-chairman-demands-irs-chief-answer-for-alleged-hunter-biden-probe-shakeup House Chairman Demands IRS Chief Answer For Alleged Hunter Biden Probe Shakeup A top House Republican wants the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to clarify what is happening with the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden after lawyers for a whistleblower within the agency claimed his team got removed from the case. Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) is requesting an “urgent briefing” from IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel’s office to address concerns about possible retaliation. “These allegations are extremely serious. Such retaliation not only discourages whistleblowers from coming forward to Congress but can also constitute an illegal violation of statutory protections for whistleblowers,” Smith wrote in a letter to Werfel on Tuesday. The letter was published by Just the News. Lawyers for an IRS criminal supervisory special agent wrote to Congress on Monday to say their client had just been told that “he and his entire investigative team are being removed” from the Hunter Biden probe and was “informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice.” The “move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry,” lawyers Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt wrote. The IRS agent, who has not been publicly identified, has sought to make protected whistleblower disclosures to Congress while raising concerns about lies and politics corrupting the criminal inquiry into Hunter Biden. After Biden’s lawyers met with Department of Justice officials late last month, sources told The Washington Post that potential charges for tax- and gun-related crimes may soon follow from Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Hunter Biden has said he expects to be cleared of wrongdoing, and his father, President Joe Biden, told MSNBC this month that his son has “done nothing wrong.” The IRS and Justice Department have so far refused to respond directly to the claim that the IRS supervisor and his entire team had been pulled from the case. The Justice Department has deferred to Weiss, whose office is so far not speaking out on the matter. Smith requested a briefing from Werfel’s office by 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Failure to provide forthcoming and transparent information regarding the actions taken against this employee by your agency will necessitate additional Committee action,” he warned. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-allows-illinois-assault-weapons-ban-take-effect Supreme Court allows Illinois 'assault weapons' ban to take effect The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Illinois' ban on "assault weapons" to take effect temporarily on Wednesday. The ruling allows the Illinois law to remain in effect while lower courts deliberate on its constitutional status. Wednesday's ruling comes after a gun shop owner in Illinois requested an injunction against the ban. The Illinois law bans the sale and new possession of semi-automatic "assault weapons." Those who already legally own such weapons would not have to turn them in. The law also bans the sale of large capacity magazines. The court did not offer an explanation for its Wednesday decision, and there were no noted dissents. The National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR) a legal group associated with the gun store that requested an injunction, expressed disappointment with Wednesday's ruling. The group remains committed to fighting Illinois' ban, however. "Any action the Supreme Court would have taken at this point would only have been temporary and not on the merits of the case itself. Clearly, the Supreme Court is watching the issue closely and we look forward to appealing very soon on the merits if the 7th Circuit rules against us – as the signs currently point to," said Hannah Hill, Executive Director of the NFGR. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is currently considering the case. The request for an injunction went to Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Illinois passed the Protect Illinois Communities Act on Jan. 10, banning the sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery and importation of "assault weapons" and large capacity magazines, with exceptions for law enforcement, military members and certain other professionals with firearm training. The legislation specifically names the AR-15 and AK-47 rifles and requires lawful owners of semi-automatic rifles to register their ownership with state police. The 7th Circuit has yet to issue a final ruling on the Illinois law, but its decision is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court. Judge Stephen Patrick McGlynn, a Trump appointee in Illinois' Southern District, had initially granted the injunction earlier in May. Appellate Judge Frank Easterbrook then reversed McGlynn's ruling, a decision that has now been supported by both the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court. McGlynn's ruling had argued that Illinois' law infringed on the right to self-defense and, in some cases, "completely obliterated that right by criminalizing the purchase and the sale of more than 190 'arms.'" https://mynorthwest.com/3889164/rantz-pedophile-ish-adult-woman-identifies-15-year-old-boy-per-police-report/ ‘Pedophile-ish’ adult woman identifies as 15-year-old boy, per police report Police arrested a 35-year-old woman, who identifies as a 15-year-old boy, for harboring a teen runaway. Shouldn’t Washington Progressives defend this woman for being mis-aged? The police allege Amanda Dorrough was involved in a host of inappropriate behavior with juveniles, including getting naked in front of them, inappropriately touching one, and providing marijuana. One of her alleged victims characterized her as “pedophile-ish,” according to a police incident report, which doesn’t list the individual ages of the alleged victims. This incident highlights the dangers of identifying as something you’re not. But it also shows the left-wing hypocrisy on issues of identity. The vice principal at Port Angeles High School reported to police that two students reported that eight of their classmates were planning to run away to Seattle with Amanda Dorrough, according to the police report. It said there had been “several recent reports of Amanda Dorrough having runaway youth in her apartment.” An officer located several teen minors at the gully behind Dorrough’s apartment complex on May 4, 2023. Several of them were identified by the school as planning to run away, and Dorrough was allegedly aware that one was listed as a runaway, giving the officer probable cause to arrest her for Unlawful Harboring of a Minor. In addition to the minors, police found two empty condom packets and a bra at the gully. “While at the Clallam County Jail, Amanda told the staff that she identifies as a teenage boy,” the incident report states. “The previous week, she told [an officer] that she identifies as a teenage boy. The previous week she told [the officer] that she feels like teenagers ‘understand’ her better and that she ‘identifies’ better with teenage kids. Amanda is a 35-year-old woman.” An alleged juvenile victim, identified only as T.A., told authorities that he found Dorrough to be “pedophile-ish,” according to the incident report. It says T.A. reports that Amanda told him that she liked him and when he didn’t reciprocate the feeling, she got upset and “almost killed herself.” He alleged she touched him inappropriately and has been completely nude in front of him. T.A. also alleged that Dorrough provided him and other juveniles with marijuana. The Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged her with one count of distributing a controlled substance (marijuana/cannabis) to a minor. She posted bail on May 14. This is not the first contact police have had with an adult pretending to be a minor. Since April 11, 2023, the police said they received 11 calls concerning Dorrough’s alleged conduct. Now it’s time for my new segment, the rundown… https://www.theblaze.com/news/church-that-runs-nashville-christian-school-where-mass-killing-occurred-moves-to-block-public-release-of-trans-shooters-manifesto Over the weekend, the Covenant Presbyterian Church and associated Covenant School filed a motion to block the public release of the manifesto of the transgender shooter who attacked the school, court documents revealed. Monday court filings revealed that the Covenant Church requested that the court prevent the documents from being released to the public, citing privacy concerns. The motion, filed against the Tennessee Firearms Association, and another filed against the Nashville Police Association stated that the manifesto "may include and/or relate to information owned by Covenant Church," such as "schematics of church facilities and confidential information" regarding employees. The church claimed the manifesto's release could "impair or impede its ability to protect its interests and the privacy of its employees." https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/24-republican-governors-commit-help-texas-defend-its-border Twenty-four Republican governors have responded to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s call for help to secure its border with Mexico. This is after at least more than 7 million people have been apprehended or reported evading capture by law enforcement since President Joe Biden’s been in office. Within the past few days, groups of tens of thousands of foreign nationals arrived in the Rio Grande Valley and in other areas of Texas, overwhelming Border Patrol agents, officials said. Abbott has already sent more than 10,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border as border communities continue to declare emergencies. The governors pledging support in addition to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is deploying troops and resources in the next 24 hours, include those of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. They pledged their support within hours of Abbott’s request for help Tuesday afternoon. https://www.dailyfetched.com/netflix-series-which-incorrectly-featured-cleopatra-as-black-woman-gets-worst-audience-score-in-tv-history/ Netflix Series Which Incorrectly Featured Cleopatra as Black Woman Gets Worst Audience Score in TV History As The Daily Fetched reported last month, the government of Egypt has slammed Netflix for the portrayal, accusing them of falsely rating history for politics. The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said the Netflix show wrongly Featuring Cleopatra was a black woman represents a “falsification of Egyptian history and a blatant historical fallacy.” the show has done something I didn’t think was even possible. It has not just the lowest audience score in Netflix history; it has essentially the lowest audience score possible on Rotten Tomatoes, a 1%. Not a 10%, a 1%. (Update: It just ticked up to 2%. Still an unprecedented low) https://www.boundingintosports.com/2023/05/west-virginia-coach-bob-huggins-hit-with-massive-fine-suspension-for-anti-gay-slur/ West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins Hit With Massive Fine, Suspension For Anti-Gay Slur While appearing on the May 8, 2023, episode of The Bill Cunningham Show, he used a homophobic slur and expressed anti-Catholic sentiments on more than one occasion. Following the interview’s airing, Bob Huggins subsequently issued an apology for what he had said, calling it “completely insensitive and abhorrent” and promised to accept any consequences. Amidst calls for Bob Huggins to be fired, the administration in Morgantown was faced with a tough decision. The comments were easily a terminable offense, but the school chose to blow the whistle on their head coach in a different manner. And while Huggy Bear will return to the bench next year, he’ll have a lot lighter wallet to sit on when he does. Huggins has agreed to a million-dollar salary reduction, a three-game suspension, and sensitivity training. Huggins’ suspension will take place during his team’s first three regular-season games. https://www.boundingintosports.com/2023/05/former-raiders-wide-receiver-henry-ruggs-pleads-guilty-to-driving-drunk-156-mph-in-fatal-crash/ Former Raiders Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs Pleads Guilty To Driving Drunk 156 MPH In Fatal Crash Tina Tintor, 23, and her pet dog were killed in the crash. Following the accident, Ruggs registered a blood alcohol content twice Nevada’s legal limit. On May 10, the Raiders’ 2020 first-round NFL draft pick will avoid trial and is expected to be sentenced Aug. 9 to three to 10 years in state prison under terms of his plea deal with prosecutors. The minimum three-year sentence cannot be reduced by converting the year-and-a-half that he has already spent on house arrest applied as time already served. That means the once-promising wide receiver will go to prison and won’t be able to appeal his conviction or sentence. It’s a strict punishment, designed to hit first-time offenders harder than most traffic felonies. However, due to the events leading up to the incident, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson pushed for the maximum repercussions. https://boundingintocomics.com/2023/05/16/arnold-schwarzenegger-says-hes-done-with-terminator-admits-genisys-and-dark-fate-were-just-not-well-written/ In entertainment news… Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bluntly stated he’s done with the Terminator franchise moving forward while also admitting that both Genisys and Dark Fate “were just not well written.” Schwarzenegger conducted a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter discussing everything from the media slaughtering Last Action Hero due to his politics, his own personal growth and belief in God, his divorce, and his upcoming Netflix series FUBAR. https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/16/sports-illustrated-transgender-male-swimsuit-edition-magazine-cover/ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has put biological male Kim Petras in a two-piece swimsuit on its Swimsuit Edition magazine cover that was released Monday. Petras is a singer and songwriter who identifies as transgender. The grammy award winner was among the “28 incredible women” which Sports Illustrated celebrated in its recent Swimsuit Edition of the magazine.
TDC Podcast topics - Mike struggles with a new Lego, Miller Lite facing backlash for a commercial that people deem too woke, Bud Light still struggling with sales, John Fetterman is killing it in the Senate, sorority sisters in Wyoming sue their school after being forced to let a trans chick into the group, Chris Pratt stires up shit for his Mother's Day post, ask T-Roy, and email
As the Big Bracket draws near, with Episode 600 a mere 17 episodes and a summer season away, it's time to crank up the entries... and what better way to bring in a plethora, a cornucopia, a tundra if you will of iconic roles, than to have a Mega Tourney with over 60 famous and beloved characters from cinema and film and movie flicker shows... But to do something so big, we have to have a big roster of Friends of the Show... Spawn of Ryfun, Lil G, Garrison.... the father of the Spawn of Ryfun, that being Scotty RyRy... and the pride of The Beaches of Cheyenne, Roth from Wyoming. Together with d$, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl, they dive in to figure out the battles between View Askew and Aurora, Illinois... between dimwits and stoners... between classic duos both odd and slapsticky... And Garrison makes a surprise turn in his quest to see Ethan Hunt win the whole tourney. A betrayal if you will. And who knew these guys loved Twilight so much? Featured in the tournament: Harry & Lloyd Ricky Bobby & Cal Jay & Silent Bob Wayne & Garth Harold & Kumar Bill & Ted Romy & Michelle Tai, Dionne, and Cher Jules & Vincent Thelma & Louise Johnny Utah & Bohdi Lone Star & Dark Helmet Ethan & Luther Goose & Maverick Tango & Cash Murtaugh & Riggs Frodo & Samwise Legolas & Gimli Jack & Rose Johnny & Baby Forrest & Bubba Rocky & Apollo Qui Gon & Darth Maul Neo & Morpheus Marty & Doc Jake & Elwood Abbott & Costello Oscar & Felix Andy & Red Tyler & Narrator Dom & Brian Edward & Jacob
Every state has a process to donate your whole body to science when you die. This week I talk to Kate Serr, organizer of this program for the state of Colorado and parts of Wyoming. Why do people decide to donate their body to science? What does that mean? How do you apply for this and what kind of deaths are accepted? An important take-away from this conversation: whatever your choice for what to do with your body after you die, talk abut it with your family in advance! For more information on Best Life Best Death please visit our website at www.bestlifebestdeath.com Follow us on our social channels to receive pertinent and helpful resources on death, grieving, and more at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/bestlifebestdeath Instagram: www.instagram.com/bestlifebestdeath
Killer beers and sword wielding homeless men have taken over Southern California, and MUCH more on episode 1211… 00:00 Intro 05:20 JOIN US on Snapchat + Watch us live on YouTube/Twitch weekdays ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time ☕ 06:18 Fun Fact: Louisiana 08:33 Ban on outdoor pot smoking in Amsterdam's Red Light District to begin this month 12:10 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sells entire stake in TSMC 15:05 Dianne Feinstein says she hasn't 'been gone' despite lengthy absence 16:22 Ron DeSantis signs bill legalizing anti-LGBTQ+ medical discrimination 18:52 Canadian anti-capitalist cafe with 'pay what you can' model shutting down after one year due to lack of capital 22:55 Folarin Balogun picks USMNT over England: FIFA approves forward's one-time switch to USA from Three Lions
Senator Rand Paul joins C&B to discuss today's Senate hearing on A and more. Jim Justice has big lead over Manchin in WVA. Rep. Mike Johnson talks to C&B about the debt ceiling, FACE Act and the Durham Report. Colleges and universities drop covid vax requirements. Martha Stewart looks great on SI swimsuit cover. University of Wyoming sorority files lawsuit because guy was admitted to sorority.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RUNDOWN To begin the Mother's Day version of the show, Mitch addresses a listener email regarding the Patron shows and subscription content. Then, the guys chat about the Kraken's playoff run which features another game seven, the mediocre Mariners, and the breakdown of the Seahawks schedule. A four-pack of "Best-Of" guest segments are Paolo Banchero's mom Rhonda Smith-Banchero, Mary Reuland who is the mom of late NFL player Konrad Reuland, former Husky quarterback Cody Pickett, and Wyoming-based hero Ryan Pasborg. The “Other Stuff” segment features topics including the aftermath of Bob Huggins use of an insensitive slur on a radio show, a year-long case of hiccups Bo Jackson has been dealing with, and the latest with the Matt Araiza lawsuit. GUESTS Rhonda Smith-Banchero | UW basketball alum & Mom of Paolo Banchero Mary Reuland | Mother of late NFL player Konrad Reuland Cody Pickett | UW quarterback '99-'03 Ryan Pasborg | Wyoming resident TABLE OF CONTENTS 2:47 | Mitch recalls his decision for using a Patron account for bonus shows at the beginning of the podcast. 24:58 | The Kraken prepare for game 7 against the Stars, will they get it done? 31:14 | Despite everyone's claims that Matt Brash that has "great stuff", his ERA continues to rise while M's leads continue to shrink. 34:46 | The Seahawks schedule release receives a lot more hullaballoo than it deserves. 46:54 | GUEST: Rhonda Smith-Banchero chats about raising her son Paolo who was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2023. 1:16:55 | GUEST: Mary Reuland shares the story of her son Konrad who passed away in 2016 at age 29 and whose heart was transplanted into childhood sports hero Rod Carew. 1:40:31 | GUEST: Former Husky quarterback Cody Pickett jumped aboard to discuss his heart health scare that could have taken his life. 2:03:14 | GUEST: Wyoming native Ryan Pasborg joined the show to share his heroic story earlier this month. 2:19:35 | “Other Stuff” topics include Bob Huggins using inappropriate language and the fallout that ensued, Bo Jackson's upcoming medical intervention to remove a long-lasting case of hiccups, and more details about Matt Araiza's ongoing legal battle.
Megyn Kelly begins the show by discussing her recent comments about Charlize Theron and drag queens, the difference between drag shows for adults and drag shows for children, the reality of “grooming” by child molesters, and more. Then Megyn Kelly is joined by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, author of the new book "Manhood," to talk about how parents are being cut out from their child's transitioning process, how the left's radical trans ideology is based on beliefs and not facts, the inability for the left to define women, how all masculinity is becoming "toxic" masculinity, decline of young men in today's culture and how it can be reversed, how America's border crisis helps the cartels and human smugglers, former President Trump's character vs. policy, and more. Then three members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Wyoming join for an exclusive interview, along with their lawyer, Cassie Craven, to talk about their lawsuit after they were forced to accept a biological man as a new pledge, who is at fault for this disturbing intrusion on previously female-only spaces, how this is part of a larger women's rights issue, the disturbing allegations against the transgender member, the betrayal and fear these women feel in their own home, why it's important for women to fight back, and more. Hawley: https://www.regnery.com/9781684513574/manhood/KKG: https://www.givesendgo.com/GoWomen Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow
Thanks to Richard from NC for suggesting Titanomyrma! Further reading: 'Giant' ant fossil raises questions about ancient Arctic migrations A fossilized queen Titanomyrma ant with a rufous hummingbird (stuffed) for scale: Show transcript: Welcome to Strange Animals Podcast. I'm your host, Kate Shaw. This week we have a suggestion from Richard from North Carolina, who sent me an article about an extinct giant ant called Titanomyrma. This episode is short, but I think you'll find it interesting. We've talked about ants in previous episodes, most recently episode 185. Most ant colonies consist of a single queen ant who lays all the eggs for her colony, seasonally hatched males with wings who fly off as soon as they're grown, and worker ants. The worker ants are all female but don't lay eggs. Army ants have another caste, the soldier ant, which are much larger than the worker ants and have big heads and strong, sharp mandibles. In many species of ant, the worker ants are further divided into castes that are specialized for specific tasks. The biggest species of ant alive today is probably the giant Amazonian ant. The workers can grow over 1.2 inches long, or more than 3 cm, which is huge for an ant. It lives in South America in small colonies, usually containing less than 100 workers, and unlike most ants it doesn't have a queen. Instead, one of the workers mates with a male and lays eggs for the colony. The giant Amazonian ant can sting and its sting contains venom that causes intense pain for up to two days. Fortunately, you will probably never encounter these giant ants, and even if you do they're not very aggressive. Another contender for the biggest species of ant alive today is the Dorylus genus of army ants, also called driver ants, which we talked about in episode 185. It lives in Africa in colonies that have millions of members, and the queen is the largest ant known. A queen army ant can measure 2.4 inches long, or 63 millimeters, but worker ants are much smaller. Around 50 million years ago, giant ants related to modern driver ants lived in both Europe and North America. The genus is Titanomyrma and three species are known so far, found in Germany, England, Canada, and the American states of Tennessee and Wyoming. The Wyoming ant fossil was discovered years ago and donated to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where it was stored in a drawer and forgotten about. In 2011 a curator found it and showed it to a paleoentomologist named Bruce Archibald. Dr. Archibald recognized it immediately as a fossilized queen ant even though it was the size of a hummingbird. He also realized it was very similar to a type of giant ant that once lived in Germany. The German discovery was the first Titanomyrma species discovered, and it's also the biggest known so far. The queen Titanomyrma gigantea grew up to 2.8 inches long, or 7 centimeters. Males grew up to 1.2 inches long, or 3 cm. The fossilized queen ants found have wings, with a wingspan of over 6 inches, or 16 cm. The other two known species are generally smaller, although still pretty darn big for ants.While they're not that much bigger than the living Dorylus queens, most of the size of a queen Dorylus ant comes from her enlarged abdomen. Titanomyrma ants were just plain big all over. Titanomyrma didn't have a stinger, so it's possible it used its mandibles to inflict bites, the way modern army ants do. It might also have sprayed formic acid at potential predators, as some ants do today. The biggest ants alive today all live in tropical areas, so researchers thought Titanomyrma probably did too. During the Eocene, the world was overall quite warm and parts of Europe were tropical. The northern hemisphere supercontinent Laurasia was in the process of breaking up, but Europe and North America were still connected by the Arctic. Even though the Arctic was a lot warmer 50 million years ago than it is now,
Curious about what other people get up to behind closed doors and online? Carly from AURORE is here to share. She collects confessional sex stories submitted by people from all over the world. Tune in for her story and; a sampling of real-life literary (and audial) erotica. Get 15% off with Code DRJESS15 on Lovehoney.com. If you have podcast questions, please submit them here. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music & Stitcher! Rough Transcript: Real-Life Sex Confessions: AURORE [00:00:00] You're listening to The Sex with Dr. Jess podcast, sex and Relationship Advice you can use tonight. Welcome to the Sex with Dr. Jess podcast. I'm your co-host Brandon Weir, here with my lovely other half, Dr. Jess. Hello. Are you looking for a new job? Are you in the market for a new career? It depends what it is. [00:00:27] What are you selling me? Well, I'm proposing you try out for the Orgasm Advisory Board for love, honey. I'm, I'm intrigued. Tell me more. So they're looking to hire a diverse group of 10 sex toy testers from all experience levels. So from somebody who has all the sex toys, which is pretty much you, to somebody who's brand new and every. [00:00:50] Thing and everybody in between. In between. So they're looking to improve basically the quality and inclusivity of their products over at Love Honey. And that's really why, why I'm here today. I'm here in Toronto because there's an event in Toronto. They're going on the road. Basically, they're taking this not antique road show on the road to 16 different cities where we're going to be recruiting sex toy testers and doing a bunch of games and giveaways and stuff on the street as well. [00:01:14] But hold on, it's a real job. It's a job. I don't wanna mess up the details, but it pays a thousand dollars. For the year and every month you get around, okay, around $250 of sex toys that you test out and you provide feedback. I, I would 100% apply for this job. Are you going to, can I put in hold? You get paid to touch yourself and they're gonna send you toys to help you touch yourself. [00:01:36] That's exactly. That's it. Get paid for pleasure. They were in New York, I think over the weekend, this past weekend and this weekend they're heading to Austin, Texas. They're heading to Toronto, Ontario, which is where I'm going to be. They're also gonna be in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, uh, Phoenix. And then next weekend they're in Philadelphia. [00:01:55] I'm kind of mad that I won't be there. I wish I could be in Philadelphia and next weekend they'll also be in [00:02:00] Chicago and Montreal. And Las Vegas and Seattle and Atlanta and Miami and Houston. And then they're heading to Cheyenne, Wyoming. And I think, you know, the reason they've picked these markets has to do with the way people are purchasing sex toys. [00:02:14] And I think that Wyoming one was, uh, at the bottom of the list in terms of per capita sex toy investments. So they need people to step up their game In, in what city again? Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cheyenne. There you go. If you're there, message me. I'm gonna get you a toy. I'm getting kicked. Yeah. Anyhow, if you are in Toronto this weekend, come on down. [00:02:33] I'm gonna be Saturday afternoon somewhere near the skydome, and we're gonna be, there's gonna be a whole recruitment team there. I'm not a part of the recruitment team. I'm there, you know, helping with any interviews or any questions that people have and there's games and there are probably going to be, Free vibrators if you participate. [00:02:49] So That's amazing. Yeah, that's amazing. They sign me up. Well, there are only nine spots left cuz Brandon just took one. I just took, yes. I think it's a conflict of interest. I don't think you'll get in. I did, I, I think I bring an element of expertise given how much I have touched myself and how many toys I have. [00:03:04] Well,
On The Brink with Castle Island
Matt and Nic return for another week of news and deals. In this episode: BRC20 PEPE versus ERC20 PEPE Is PEPE an alt right coin? What's driving up fees on Bitcoin? The relationship between HEX, XEN, and VPMX Bitcoin's circular firing squad The upside of high fees in Bitcoin Why the White House's DAME mining tax is counterproductive What is the $18b tax loophole the Biden admin thinks crypto investors are taking advantage of? What's the deal with blue checks? The difficulty of bootstrapping new social networks Bittrex is filing for bankruptcy in the US The Democratic messaging on the crypto hearing The US chamber of Congress files an amicus brief in the Coinbase v SEC case Texas passes a bill to support flare gas mining The Wyoming Stable Token gets closer to becoming a reality The US Chamber of Commerce amicus brief in the Coinbase v SEC case Can the US government afford these interest rates? Matt and Nic solve the debt crisis Content mentioned in this episode: Reuters, Cryptoverse: Digital coins lure inflation-weary Argentines and Turks Nic Carter in Coindesk, The White House's Bitcoin Mining Tax Undermines Itself Two Ocean Trust, Revisiting the Case for Bitcoin Nick Neumann at Casa, Hands Off our Self-Custody Sponsor notes: Coin Metrics State of the Network - Bidding on Bytes: A Bitcoin & Ethereum Fee Market Update In this week's report, the Coin Metrics team examines the underlying causes of the recent surge in transaction fees on Bitcoin and Ethereum and explore the implications of this development for the future.
As spring melt begins to fill rivers in the Western United States, the anticipation is high for big water runoff this season because of the long snowy winter. The River Forecast Centers of the National Weather Service provide forecasting for river flows across the country. This episode talks with the 3 of the Western Forecast Centers to learn about the snowpack and the coming river flows for spring of 2023. EPISODE CONTENT LINKS13 River Forecast CentersColorado River Basin Forecast CenterCalifornia Nevada River Forecast CenterNorthwest River Forecast CenterNational Oceanic Administrative AssociationNational Weather ServiceUnited States Geologic Survey Streamflow DataLake Powell Info SPONSORSDenver Nissan Area DealersWebsiteInstagramDolores Area BusinessesHigh Desert Life OutdoorsDolores OutfittersKelly's KitchenWild Edge Brewing CollectiveDolores Food MarketDolores River BreweryMontezuma Mexican Restaurant
This week Luke and Perry sit down again with Sam Seeton from Infinite Outdoors. The topic this week covers a myriad of topics from the winterkill of antelope and deer, bluetongue, CWD, non-resident, and much more. Tags are being reduced across the west and it is important to be plugged in and paying attention to biology and weather patterns. @samseeton @infiniteoutdoors_usa Please drop a follow on IG @thehuntlifteatpodcast and @huntlifteatofficial Drop us rating and review on Apple & Spotify! www.huntlifteat.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hi Ann, join Syphilis the Clap & Bethany Boils-On-Your-Ass for the second episode of Sex Month, brought to you by loose buttholes and even loose-er sex education guidelines in the United States. Can you say "proud to be an American?" because we can't. Anyway, in today's sexy episode we react to responses from Bad Girls Bible's succinctly-titled survey "1,012 People Explain Their Most Embarrassing Sex Stories," and review the sex education policies that Utah, Wyoming, New Jersey, and California are rolling out to this generation's kids. YikesssssThis episode's sexy cameos include:Audrey choking on her elixir. That's what you get for trying to better yourself. Quantifying qualitative data. The key to our hearts.Sexually burping sweet, gastrointestinal nothings into your partner's ear. In the words of Quill “I don't want you to burp in one of my holes” Audrey getting defensive over queefs Us being confused about accidental anal and society's overly-casual attitude towards it #looseb-holingitupinthesesheets #analfomoThe US teaching sexual refusal skills instead of CONSENTAnd in the most special cameo of them all, we do you a huge favor and bring back the song of the week with some ass clapping tunes from our own personal playlists.
Here at Restoring Darkness, we are on a mission to eliminate light pollution. Dr. Barber wants to tackle “sensory pollution.” He is doing that by running the Sensory Ecology Lab at Boise State University and studying the effects of light and sound pollution on birds, bats, and insects. Let's eliminate light pollution, then we'll start the “Restoring Silence” podcast! Dr. Barber completed his BS and MS at the University of Wyoming and his PhD at Wake Forest University before he spent 5 years with the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division for his postdoctoral work. He now runs the Sensory Ecology Lab at Boise State University - a set of scholars dedicated to understanding how sensory environments and sensory pollution impact birds, bats, and insects.
*This episode contains some content that is not suitable for young people* An undercover investigation has revealed that the University of Wyoming is sponsoring profane drag shows on the UW campus. One was attended by a university administrator who did nothing to stop it. Documents reveal that UW is attempting to change the entire direction of the school in favor of gender centered education. Youtube link to the video portion of the episode: https://youtu.be/vjHIDNFrdd8
Prepare for an exhilarating conversation with Levi Lusko! Levi Lusko is the lead pastor, and founder of Fresh Life Church. A multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that started with just 14 people in 2007 and now impacts tens of thousands of people every single week. Levi is a highly sought-after international speaker, having ministered at dozens of conferences with more than 20,000 people in attendance. Levi has also been featured all throughout the media, including globalleadership.org, focused on the family, daystar.com, PBN, Relevant Magazine, Outreach Magazine, and Collide Magazine just to name a few. Additionally, he's the bestselling author of multiple books, including Through the Eyes of a Lion, Swipe Right, I Declare War, Take Back Your Life, Roar Like a Lion, and most recently The Last Supper on the Moon. But most importantly, Levi is a family man, loyal husband, and loving father of five children who is living out the Born to Impact lifestyle firsthand. In this 2-part episode, we discuss: -The transformative power of faith -Why everyone, even those raised Christian, need to discover god for themselves -How to overcome fear by running towards difficulty rather than away from it -How to navigate grief, loss, and anger with God -Why you should have faith in God's plan And so much more. Levi's story will inspire you, encourage you, and pull you even closer to living the life you were born to live ... don't miss it. Even more, be sure to subscribe to the Born to Impact podcast to ensure you get notified as new episodes release each week! After listening, please check out Levi's most recent book, the Last Supper on the Moon, and visit his website at www.levilusko.com
Convention of States co-founder and Senior Advisor Michael Farris gives a talk to a group of COS supporters in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Recorded February 2023.
Ep 247- Joining us this week is Danny Dior, influencer and restaurateur from Hudson, Wyoming. Danny has an amazing story about a home invasion by what seems to be a dark spirit, but turns out to be something more. Plus, stories from his investigations of the world famous haunted ship the Queen Mary. Not only … Continue reading "Ep 247- “Motion on the Ocean” with Danny Dior"
(Fremont County, WY) - Lander music legends Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo (Joanne Orr) have been entertaining crowds for over 40 years. The popular duo discussed their music history, upcoming projects and love for Wyoming. We were even treated to a couple of live songs. Check out the full conversation, and performance, in the player below or by subscribing to the County 10 Podcast anywhere you find podcasts! If you'd like to recommend a band, or musical artist for Music Monday's, e-mail email@example.com Follow Buffalo Bill an Dr. Jo here!
It's Regional Roundup Monday! Today we feature a new, biweekly production of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition, of which KZMU is a proud member. We hear stories from public and community radio stations in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Today's show features reporting on black lung disease among Navajo miners, a new book about a landmark Title IX lawsuit against CU Boulder and a feature on a senior living center holding a 'senior prom' for residents.
National Parks Traveler Podcast
National parks are not alone in grappling with crowds. Many gateway communities surrounding our national parks are notable for their own amazing offerings -- natural beauty with tranquil spots for solitude and reflection…and nice venues for dining, listening to live music and pursuing year-round outdoor recreational and leisure activities. But when the management of visitation in these areas is unchecked, and the very resources that make these places highly desirable destinations are strained, can anything really be done? The community of Jackson, Wyoming, hopes so. Recognizing that residents, business owners and visitors all share in the responsibility of preserving the area's unique character and allure, stakeholders throughout Teton County have put together a comprehensive sustainable destination management plan. The goal is to protect the beauty of the area, preserve a healthy environment and, at the same time, enhance visitor experience, business growth and quality of life for residents. This week the Traveler's Lynn Riddick talks with Crista Valentino of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board to find out what's in the plan and how it will help.
Belief Hole | Conspiracy, the Paranormal and Other Tasty Thought Snacks
This week on Jackson Unpacked [May 5]: We explore how local advocates are coming together to create housing for people with disabilities. And the Pink Garter Theatre returns to Jackson, bringing some residents a sense of community. Plus, a look at the aftermath of a devastating winter to big game in Wyoming. And a new album brings together 14 folks artists from across the state. Jackson Unpacked airs locally at 89.1 FM or via live-stream Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Support Jackson's only nonprofit newsroom by becoming a member of KHOL today.
I Didn't Sign Up For This S**t
Have you ever experienced miscommunication that led to a snowball effect of negative emotions? In today's episode of Jumpstart with Jeff, Dr. Buske shares a personal experience of miscommunication during a skiing trip with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His daughter Abby was taken to the top of the slope despite his wife's request to keep her in the lower group, causing her to become upset and triggering negative emotions in the family. Dr. Buske emphasizes the importance of having a different form of communication, such as a compassionate collision, to course correct and get back on track towards creating great experiences for the family. What you will learn - What a Compassionate Collision is How to deal with negative emotions Overcoming poor communication To connect with Dr. Buske follow the links below - LinkedIn Instagram Facebook --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ididntsignupforthis/message
In February of 2022, Irene Gakwa disappeared from the home she shared with her fiance in Gillette, Wyoming and has never been heard from again. Her family has embarked on a journey to find Irene and get justice for whatever happened to her. DONATE TO THE SEARCH FOR IRENE KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT IRENE'S DISAPPEARANCE? CONTACT THE GILLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (307) 686-5250 OR (307) 682-5155. INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT IN MEMORY OF RANELL MARSHALL TO BUY TICKETS FOR ADULT PROM IN MEMORY OF RANEL MARSHALL CONTACT: @da4bidden1@j_bugg220@cheeksador@beeandbear_mom TO SUPPORT OTHER INITIATIVES RELATED TO RANEL, FOLLOW JUSTICE4RAE ON IG. SIGN UP FOR THE MISOGYNOIR MURDERS NEWSLETTER: www.misogynoirmurders.com EPISODE SOURCES ABC NEWS COWBOY STATE DAILY CNN HELPFINDIRENE.COM LOCAL 3 NEWS NBC NEWS NEWS NATION PEOPLE MAGAZINE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE THE WYOMING TRUTH --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/misogynoir-murders/support
Today we're giving you an insider's view of a rockstar manager who is running a ton of rentals and has so much valuable experience and data to share. Whether you're managing your own property, looking to partner with a management company or simply want to learn more about how it all works behind the scenes, today's guest, Meaghan Moylan, is the perfect person to learn from when it comes to customer satisfaction and operational excellence.An industry leader with 8+ years of experience in the STR space, Meaghan leads a team of passionate and entrepreneurial-minded professionals at The Outpost Group, a private investment office based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The company's portfolio includes Outpost, Snake River Roasting Company, Terrain Landscaping and Snow Removal, O2 Cleaning, and Provisions Catering. Prior to her role with The Outpost Group, Meaghan held several leadership roles at 360 Blue, one of the largest luxury vacation rental businesses in the US. During her tenure with the company, Meaghan also assisted in the development of Key Data, a short-term rental data and benchmarking platform.In this episode we talk about what it was like to be a reservationist at a large vacation rental company and how the property management business has evolved. She shares advice for working through rate change mistakes and fixing those inevitable errors. She explains the benefits of having laborers work for you in house versus contracting out, why it's so important to be able to unlearn and adapt to evolving industries, how to set and evaluate KPIs for different sides of your business, what situations warrant a refund, and how to provide an exceptional customer experience. She also provides insight into what she's learned post-COVID, what the current landscape is for vacation rental management, how to communicate effectively and honestly with the property owners, and what to think through if you're thinking about bringing on a property manager.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.meResources:LinkedIn: Meaghan Moylan Website: outpostjh.com#STRShareSunday: @sunsetinnvtThanks for Visiting is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:Join us for our live, free, host masterclass on Monday, May 15th at 1pm EST. Learn how to OWN your digital real estate! Sign up at hostmasterclass.com.BreezewayVisit Breezeway.io/TFV to take control of your hosting business and elevate your property care, operations & messaging.HostfullySign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!MinoanMinoan helps short-term rentals and boutique hotels enhance their appeal with their customizable, curated retail platform. Visit MinoanExperience.com and tell them TFV sent you!
The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on May 4. It dropped for free subscribers on May 7. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. You can also subscribe for free below:WhoDee Byrne, President and Chief Operating Officer of Palisades Tahoe, CaliforniaRecorded onApril 24, 2023About Palisades TahoeClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Alterra Mountain CompanyPass affiliations: Unlimited access on the Ikon Pass; unlimited access with holiday blackouts on the Ikon Base PassLocated in: Olympic Valley, CaliforniaYear founded: * Palisades/Olympic side (as Squaw Valley): 1949* Alpine Meadows: 1961Closest neighboring ski areas: Granlibakken (14 minutes from Palisades base), Homewood (18 minutes), Northstar (23 minutes), Tahoe Donner (24 minutes), Boreal (24 minutes), Soda Springs (28 minutes), Donner Ski Ranch (28 minutes), Kingvale (29 minutes), Sugar Bowl (30 minutes), Diamond Peak (39 minutes), Mt. Rose (45 minutes), Sky Tavern (50), Heavenly (1 hour) - travel times vary dramatically given weather conditions and time of dayBase elevation | summit elevation | vertical drop:* Alpine Meadows side: 6,835 feet | 8,637 feet | 1,802 feet* Olympic Valley side: 6,200 feet | 9,050 feet | 2,850 feetSkiable Acres: 6,000* Alpine Meadows side: 2,400* Olympic Valley side: 3,600Average annual snowfall: 400 inches (713 inches for the 2023-24 ski season through May 3!)Trail count: 270-plus* Alpine Meadows side: 100-plus (25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced)* Olympic Valley side: 170-plus (25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced)Lift count: 42 (10-passenger tram, 28-passenger funitel, 8-passenger gondola, 8 six-packs, 5 high-speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 10 triples, 8 doubles, 7 carpets - view Lift Blog's inventory of Palisades Tahoe's lift fleet)* Alpine Meadows: 13 (1 six-pack, 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 5 doubles, 2 carpets)* Palisades/Olympic: 28 (120-passenger tram, 28-passenger funitel, 7 six-packs, 2 high-speed quads, 1 quad, 8 triples, 3 doubles, 5 carpets)* Shared lifts: 1 (8-passenger Base-to-Base Gondola)Why I interviewed herImagine this: I'm a Midwest teenager who has notched exactly three days on skis, on three separate 200-vert bumps. I know vaguely that there is skiing out West, and that it is big. But I'm thinking Colorado, maybe Wyoming. California? California is Beach Boys and palm trees. Surfboards and San Diego. I have no idea that California has mountains, let alone ski resorts. Anticipating the skis, boots, and poles that I've requested as the totality of my Christmas list, I pick up the December 1994 issue of Skiing (RIP), and read the following by Kristen Ulmer:Nothing is random. You live, die, pay taxes, move to Squaw. It's the place you see in all the ski flicks, with the groovy attitudes, toasty-warm days, wild lines, and that enormous lake. It's California! Squallywood! It's the one place where every born-to-ski skier, at some point or other, wants to move to; where people will crawl a thousand miles over broken glass for the chance to ski freezer burn. The one place to make it as a “professional” skier.My friend Kent Kreitler, a phenomenal skier who doesn't live anywhere in particular, finally announced, “I think I'm move to Squaw.”“So Kent,” I said, “let me tell you what the rest of your life will be like.” And I laid it out for him. …You're curious to find out if you're as good a skier as you think. So you find a group of locals and try to keep up. On powder days the excitement builds like a pressure cooker. Move fast, because it only takes an hour for the entire mountain to get tracked up. There's oodles of cliff jumps and psycho lines. You'd better just do it, because within seconds, 10 other yahoos will have already jumped and tracked out the landing pad.If you're a truly amazing skier (anything else inspires only polite smiles and undisguised yawns), then you land clean on jumps and shred through anything with style. If not, the hyperactivity of the place will motivate you to ski the same lines anyway. Either way is fulfilling.Occasionally a random miracle occurs, and the patrol opens the famed Palisades on Squaw Peak. On those days you don't bother with a warm-up run – just hike 15 minutes from the top of Siberia Express chair and coolly launch some hospital air off Main Chute.There are other places to express your extreme nature. When everything else gets tracked, you hike up Granite Peak for its steep chutes. If the snowpack is good, you climb 10 minutes from the top of the KT-22 chair to Eagle's Nest. And jumping the Fingers off KT-22 seems particularly heroic: Not only do you need speed to clear the sloping rocks, but it's right (ahem) under the lift.At the conclusion of that ski season, teenage Stuart Winchester, a novice skier who lived in his parents' basement, announced, “I think I'm moving to Squaw.” “No D*****s,” his mom said, “you're going to college.”Which doesn't mean I ever forgot that high-energy introduction to California extreme. I re-read that article dozens of times (you can read the full bit here). Until my brain had been coded to regard the ski resort now known as Palisades Tahoe (see why?) as one of the spiritual and cultural homelands of U.S. lift-served skiing.Ulmer's realm, hyperactive as it was, looks pokey by today's standards. An accompanying essay in that same issue of Skiing, written by Eric Hanson, describes a very different resort than the one you'll encounter today:Locals seem proud that there's so little development here. The faithful will say it's because everything that matters is up on the mountain itself: bottomless steeps, vast acreage, 33 lifts and no waiting. America's answer to the wide-open ski circuses of Europe. After all these years the mountain is still uncrowded, except on weekends when people pile in from the San Francisco Bay area in droves. Squaw is unflashy, underbuilt, and seems entirely indifferent to success. The opposite of what you would expect one of America's premier resorts to be.Apparently, “flashy” included, you know, naming trails. Check out this circa 1996 trailmap, which shows lift names, but only a handful of runs:Confusion reigned, according to Hanson:Every day, we set off armed with our trail map and the printed list of the day's groomed runs in search of intermediate terrain – long steep runs groomed for cruising, unmogulled routes down from the top of the black-diamond chairs. It wasn't easy. The grooming sheet named runs which weren't marked on the trail map. The only trail named on the map is The Mountain Run, an expressway that drops 2,000 feet from Gold Coast to the village. And most of the biggest verticals were on the chairs – KT-22, Cornice II, Headwall, Silverado, Broken Arrow – marked “experts only.” We didn't relish the idea of going up an expert chair looking for a particular groomed route down, if the groomed route wasn't to be found. I began feeling nostalgic for all those totem poles of green and blue and black trail signs that clutter the landscapes of other ski resorts, but at least keep the skier oriented.I asked a patroller where I could find some of the runs on the groomed list. He wasn't sure. He told me that the grooming crew and the ski patrol didn't have the same names for many of the runs.Just amazing. While Palisades Tahoe is now a glimmering model of a modern American ski resort, that raw-and-rowdy past is still sewn into the DNA of this fascinating place.What we talked aboutTahoe's megaseason; corn harvest; skiing into July and… maybe beyond; why Alpine will be the later operator this summer; why the base-to-base gondola ceased operation on April 30; snow exhaustion; Cali spring skiing; reminiscing on Pacific Northwest ski culture; for the love of teaching and turning; skiing as adventure; from 49 Degrees North to Vail to Aspen to Tahoe; Tahoe culture shock; Palisades' vast and varied ski school; reflections on the name change a year and a half later; going deep on the base-to-base gondola; the stark differences between the cultural vibe on the Alpine Meadows and Palisades sides of the resort and whether the gondola has compromised those distinctions; why the gondola took more than a decade to build and what finally pushed it through; White Wolf, the property that hosts an unfinished chairlift between Palisades and Alpine; how the gondola took cars off the road; why the base-to-base gondola didn't overload KT-22's terrain; the Mothership; the new Red Dog sixer; why Palisades re-oriented the lift to run lower to the ground; why the lift was only loading four passengers at a time for large parts of the season; snowmaking as fire-suppression system; how Palisades and Mammoth assisted Sierra-at-Tahoe's recovery; candidates for lift upgrades at Alpine Meadows; “fixed-grip lifts are awesome”; an Alpine masterplan refresh incoming; which lift could be next in line for upgrades on the Palisades side; the “biggest experience bust on the Palisades side of the resort”; why Silverado and Granite Chief will likely never be upgraded to detachable lifts; why the Silverado terrain is so rarely open and what it takes to make it live; whether Palisades Tahoe could ever leave the unlimited-with-blackouts tier on the Ikon Base Pass; and paid parking incoming. Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewThis was the second time I've featured Palisades Tahoe on The Storm Skiing Podcast. The first was a conversation with then-resort president Ron Cohen in September 2020, shortly after the ski area announced that it would ditch the “Squaw Valley” name. We spent the entire 49-minute conversation discussing that name change. At the time, the podcast was mostly focused on New England and New York, and a deep exploration of a distant resort would have been a little off-brand.But The Storm has evolved, and my coverage now firmly includes the State of California. Thank goodness. What an incredible ski state. So many huge resorts, so much wide-open terrain, so much snow, so much energy. The Northeast tugs skiing from the earth through technology and willpower, pasting white streaks over brown land, actualizing the improbable in a weird algorithm that only pencils out because 56 million people camp out within driving distance. California is different. California delivers skiing because it's lined top to bottom with giant mountains that summon ungodly oceans of snow from the clouds. It just happens Brah. There aren't even that many ski areas here – just 28, or 29 if you count the uber-dysfunctional Mt. Waterman – but there seems to be one everywhere you need one – LA (Big Bear, Baldy, Mountain High), Fresno (China Peak), Modesto (Dodge Ridge), Stockton (Bear Valley), Sacramento and the Bay Area (all of Tahoe). Among these are some of the largest and most-developed ski areas in America.And none is bigger than Palisades Tahoe. Well, Heavenly was until this year, as I outlined earlier this week, but the base-to-base gondola changed all that. The ski area formerly known as Squaw Valley and the ski area still-known as Alpine Meadows are now officially one interconnected ski goliath. That's a big deal.Add a new six-pack (Red Dog), a sufficient period to reflect on the name change, a historic winter, and the ongoing impacts of the Covid-driven outdoor boom and the Ikon Pass, and it was a perfect time to check in on one of Alterra's trophy properties.Why you should ski Palisades TahoeOne of the most oft-dished compliments to emphasize the big-mountain cred of a North American ski resort is that it “feels like Europe.” But there just aren't that many ski areas around these parts worthy of that description. Big Sky, with its dramatic peaks and super-duper out-of-base bubble lifts. Snowbird-Alta, with their frenzied scale and wild terrain and big-box tram (though they get way too much snow to mistake for Europe). Whistler, with its village and polyglot vibe. And then there's Palisades Tahoe:Nowhere else in America do you stand in the base area and wonder if you should hop on the tram or the gondola or the other big-gondola-thingy-that-you're-not-quite-sure-what-it-is (the funitel) or the most iconic chairlift in the country (KT-22). Or Wa She Shu. Or Exhibition or Red Dog. And go up and up and then you never need to see the base area again. Up to Headwall or Gold Coast or so help-you-God Silverado if it's open. Or up and over to Alpine and another whole ski area that used to be a giant ski resort but is now just a small part of a giant-er ski resort.It's too much to describe or even really try to. In our conversation, Byrne called Palisades a “super-regional” resort. One that most people drive to, rather than fly to. I'm telling you this one is worth the flight. From anywhere. For anyone. Just go.Podcast NotesOn the name changeThe last time I interviewed Byrne, it was for an article I wrote on the name change in 2021:The name change, promised more than a year ago, acknowledges that many Native Americans consider the word “squaw” to be a racist and sexist slur.“Anyone who spends time at these mountains can feel the passion of our dedicated skiers and riders,” said Ron Cohen, former president and COO of Palisades Tahoe, who moved into the same position at Alterra's Mammoth Mountain in June. “It's electric, exciting, reverential, and incredibly motivating. However, no matter how deep, meaningful, and positive these feelings are and no matter how much our guests don't intend to offend anyone, it is not enough to justify continuing to operate under a name that is deeply offensive to indigenous people across North America.”The former resort name was perhaps the most prominent modern use of the word “squaw” in America, skiing's equivalent to the Cleveland Indians or Washington Redskins, two professional sports teams that are also in the process of replacing their names (Cleveland will become the Guardians, while Washington will announce its new name early next year). The update broadcasts a powerful signal to an American mainstream that still largely regards the word “squaw” as an innocuous synonym for a Native American woman.“We know the founders of our resort had no intention of causing offense in choosing this name for the resort, nor have any of our patrons who have spoken this word over the last seven decades,” said Cohen. “But as our society evolves, we must acknowledge the need for change when we are confronted with harsh realities. Having our name be associated with pain and dehumanization is contrary to our goal of making the outdoors a welcoming space for all people. I feel strongly that we have been given the rare opportunity to effect lasting, positive change; to find a new name that reflects our core values, storied past and respect for all those who have enjoyed this land.”It's a long piece, and my opinion on it stands, but I'll reiterate this bit:I realize that many of us learned something different in grade school. I am one of them. Until last year, I did not know that Native Americans considered this word to be offensive. But the resort, after extensive research and consultation with the local Washoe Tribe, made a good case that the name was an anachronism.Cohen came on my podcast to further elaborate. The arguments made sense. What I had learned in grade-school was wrong. “Squaw” was not a word that belonged on the masthead of a major ski resort.The immediate reaction that this is some PC move is flimsy and hardly worth addressing, but OK: this is not a redefining of history to cast a harmless thing as nefarious. Rather, it is an example of a long-ostracized group finding its voice and saying, “Hey, this is what this actually means – can you rethink how you're using this word?”If you want to scream into the wind about this, be my guest. The name change is final. The place will still have plenty of skiers. If you don't want to be one of them, there are plenty of other places to ski, around Tahoe and elsewhere. But what this means for the ski terrain is exactly nothing at all. The resort, flush with capital from Alterra, is only getting bigger and better. Sitting out that evolution for what is a petty protest is anyone's mistake to make.“We want to be on the right side of history on this,” said Byrne. “While this may take some getting used to, our name change was an important initiative for our company and community. At the end of the day, ‘squaw' is a hurtful word, and we are not hurtful people. We have a well-earned reputation as a progressive resort at the forefront of ski culture, and progress cannot happen without change.”Apparently there are still a handful of Angry Ski Bros who occasionally track Byrne down on social media and yell about this. Presumably in all-caps. Sometimes I think about what life would be like right now had the commercial internet failed to take off and honestly it's hard to conclude that it wouldn't be a hell of a lot better than whatever version of reality we've found ourselves in.On federal place names eliminating the use of the word “squaw”Byrne mentioned that the federal government had also moved to eliminate the word “squaw” from its place names. Per a New York Times article last March:The map dots, resembling a scattergram of America, point to snow-covered pinnacles, remote islands and places in between.Each of the 660 points, shown on maps of federal lands and waterways, includes the word “squaw” in its name, a term Native Americans regard as a racist and misogynistic slur.Now the Interior Department, led by Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary, is taking steps to strip the word from mountains, rivers, lakes and other geographic sites and has solicited input from tribes on new names for the landmarks.A task force created by the department will submit the new names for final approval from the Board on Geographic Names, the federal body that standardizes American place names. The National Park Service was ordered to take similar steps.By September, the Biden administration had completed the project. The word persists in non-federally owned place names, however. One ski area – Big Squaw in Maine – still officially carries the name, even though the state was among the first to ban the use of the word “squaw,” back in 2000. While a potential new ownership group had vowed to change the ski area's name, they ultimately backed out of the deal. As long as the broken-down, barely functional ski area remains under the ownership of professional knucklehead and bootleg timber baron James Confalone, the ski area – and the volunteer group that keeps the one remaining chairlift spinning – is stuck with the name.On White Wolf If you've ever looked off the backside of KT-22, you've no doubt noticed the line of chairlift towers standing empty on the mountain:This is White Wolf, a long-envisioned but as-yet-incomplete private resort owned by a local gent named Troy Caldwell, who purchased the land in 1989 for $400,000. Byrne and I discuss this property briefly on the podcast. The Palisades Tahoe blog posted a terrific history of Caldwell and White Wolf last year:So, they shifted to the idea of a private ski area, named White Wolf. In 2000, Placer County issued Caldwell a permit to build his own chairlift. A local homeowners' association later sued the county for issuing him that permit, but, in 2005, the lift towers and cables went in, but construction slowed on the private chairlift as Caldwell weighed his options for a future interconnect between the resorts. To date, the chairlift has yet to operate—but that may be changing if Caldwell's long-term plan comes to fruition.In 2016, Caldwell submitted plans to Placer County for a 275-acre private-resort housing project on his land that would include the construction of dozens of fire-safe custom homes, as well employee housing units, a pool, an ice-skating rink, and two private chairlifts, including the one that's already constructed.After the Palisades Tahoe resorts came under the same ownership in 2012, the plan to physically link them has now become reality. Caldwell is the missing piece enabling the long-awaited gondola to connect the two mountains over his land. Roughly half of the Base to Base Gondola and its mid-stations are on property owned by the Caldwells.“Sure, we could have sold the land for $50 million and moved to Tahiti,” Caldwell says with a laugh. “But we made the decision that this is our life, this is what we wanted to do. We wanted to finish the dream, connect the ski areas and do what we initially set out to do.”Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the general public will ever be able to ski White Wolf.On Alpine Meadows' masterplanByrne and I discuss several proposed but unbuilt lifts at Alpine Meadows, including the Rollers lift, shown here on the 2015 masterplan:And here, just for fun, is an old proposed line for the gondola, which would not have crossed the KT-22 Express:On Sierra-at-Tahoe and the Caldor FireI discussed this one in my recent article for the Heavenly pod.Parting shotThe Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 41/100 in 2023, and number 427 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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(Lander, WY) - Another great episode of The Lander Biz Show with our guests Jeremey and James with the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Do you ever drive by and wonder what is that big facility as you come in or out of Lander? They went through a big remodel and added some new buildings and areas to the campus. Wait until you hear not only about the additions but the ideas they have for the future with some sustainability coming into play. The difficult nature of this job could seem to some as daunting but with Jeremy leading the crew and James and his longevity, the environment they encourage is that of a positive, independent and encouraging atmosphere. You can find Wyoming Life Resource Center on Facebook.
Empowering Women in Real Estate - The Podcast with Karen Cooper
On today's episode of Empowering Women in Real Estate® - The Podcast, I'm sharing with you an interview that I did with JP Fluellen, a fantastic Realtor® and Team Leader based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I've been a team leader now for just about 8 years, and have learned so much! Our team has been big (42!), small (5!) and everything in between (we are currently 28 women and moms and 1 very brave man!). In this interview I talk about how we started, recruiting, pain points and so much more. You may also enjoy the funny backstory about this interview that I share as well (note to self, not all interviews are podcasts, sometimes they are videos on YouTube too, lol). Listen in on your favorite podcast app, or by clicking the link below. Click subscribe to be notified every Wednesday when our latest episode is released, and be sure to check out our group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringwomeninrealestate We are 31,000 members strong and we want you to join us!
For today's conversation, I was thrilled to chat once again with Christian Beckwith, a Jackson, Wyoming-based writer, historian, conservationist, and entrepreneur. Christian's latest project is “Ninety-Pound Rucksack: A podcast about the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and the dawn of outdoor recreation in America.” - If you enjoy spending time up high in the mountains here in the American West, then you've surely heard at least a passing mention of the 10th Mountain Division. It's nearly impossible to travel up and down the I-70 corridor here in Colorado without seeing a few references to the 10th. But if you're like me, you probably do not have a sufficient appreciation for the exciting story of how and why the division was formed, and how its creation set the trajectory for climbing, skiing, and recreational outdoor adventure for decades to come. - Whether you're a climber, skier, or simply a history buff who enjoys diving into untold stories from pivotal moments in our past, then I highly recommend Ninety-Pound Rucksack. The podcast starts out exploring the 1939 Russian invasion of Finland, and how, despite being outmatched on nearly every level, the Fins were able to put up a heroic fight thanks to their ability to efficiently maneuver through cold, snowy, rugged terrain on skis. The story then shifts to America, where a small group of young mountaineers and skiers recognized the importance of mountain warfare and began to lobby the government to focus on this unconventional approach to battle. I won't give any more details away, but the podcast is just the kind of history I love: big adventures, one-of-a-kind characters, and people driven by causes larger than themselves. - To learn more about Christian's personal background, I'd encourage you to go back and listen to our first conversation from many years ago. Because in this one, we talk all history, all the time– from the backstory of the 10th, to the adventurous young men who dreamed it up, to how that time period affects us still today. Toward the end of the conversation, Christian offers up some valuable wisdom on the need to be tenacious in all creative and entrepreneurial endeavors, and he also has some really great book recommendations. - Follow the links in the episode notes to listen to Ninety-Pound Rucksack, and please pass the podcast along to any of your history-loving friends. A big thanks to Christian for working so hard to create this podcast and for joining me for another conversation. Hope you enjoy! --- Ninety-Pound Rucksack Christian Beckwith Full episode notes and links: https://mountainandprairie.com/christian-beckwith-2/ --- TOPICS DISCUSSED: 3:15 - An overview of Christan's background 13:15 - How the 10th Mountain Division was established 26:15 - How the 10th Mountain Division impacted the development of skiing in the US 32:15 - How digging into the history of the 10th impacted Christian's thinking about the present 40:45 - Discussing Christian's code switch from adventure writing to engaging history writing 45:15 - The podcast's advisory council 50:15 - Christian's advice for people who have an idea but feel they are not qualified to pursue it 54:45 - Discussing Christian's tenacity 57:00 - What can we do to help get the word out about Christian's work 1:00:00 - Christian's book recommendations --- ABOUT MOUNTAIN & PRAIRIE: Mountain & Prairie - All Episodes Mountain & Prairie Shop Mountain & Prairie on Instagram Upcoming Events About Ed Roberson Support Mountain & Prairie Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts
On today's show in our Cryptids in the News and other oddities segment, Kevin covers the freaky legend of the Kinderhook Creature from Kinderhook NY. And in part two, Bill reviews a detailed Bigfoot encounter Bigfoot Encounter Near Lake Solitude in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. And in part three, we've got some excellent listener mail which we will be reviewing, that you don't want to miss Thank you for listening!www.bigfootterrorinthewoods.comProduced by: "Bigfoot Terror in the Woods L.L.C."
Congress is considering several bills that would remove a number of species from the protections of the Endangered Species Act. Dave and Nephi discuss them. Other topics include: bird flu in California condors; catastrophic losses of pronghorn and mule deer this winter; Wyoming's corner crossing case; and the Colorado legislature's new action on wolf reintroduction (note: the bill has passed since recording this episode).
On Registry Matters 264, we dive into a case where the Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) overstepped its authority by requiring a Casper man to register as a sex offender 20 years after he was convicted of a misdemeanor sexual battery charge in Georgia. The court found […]
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In today’s podcast Byron sits down with attorney and recent Republican primary winner of the United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming, Harriet Hageman. They discuss her recent win over Liz Cheney and what she plans to do moving forward.
Bleav in LA Football with Ryan Dyrud and Talon Graff
The USC Trojans are now ranked 2nd in 247 Sports rankings for transfers. Bear Alexander is coming to town from Georgia, and 4-Star interior offensive linemen Emmanuel Pregnon is coming to LA from Wyoming. Are there any other potential transfers that could join SC before the portal closes? Join Ryan Dyrud and Jamal Madni for Monday Night Live USC Trojan Huddle and make sure to like and subscribe to the channel!
In today's podcast Byron sits down with attorney and recent Republican primary winner of the United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming, Harriet Hageman. They discuss her recent win over Liz Cheney and what she plans to do moving forward.
Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy
Ryan DeLayna shares his life experiences and the journey that led him to co-write his memoir with his father, "Without Restraint." Ryan shares how he spent most of his academic career in therapeutic schools due to behavioral challenges where he experienced various medications and restrictive interventions, including regular physical restraints. After voluntarily committing to a psychiatric hospital, his parents were advised to place him in a group home until adulthood. However, his father began to question the authorities overseeing Ryan's care, and everything changed when they discovered Ryan's dream of becoming a professional ski mountaineer. Ryan shares the mental health impacts of high-risk adventure has been for him and the turning points in his life. He also shares how he and his father co-authored their remarkable book, "Without Restraint: How Skiing Saved My Son's Life," and how he transformed to become a well-known ski mountaineer known as "Extreme Ryan." Season 16 is focused on how high-risk adventure impacts mental health and is underwritten by wmai.org Here is Ryan's bio from his website: Ryan DeLena is currently studying Outdoor Education at Northern Vermont University. For years, he's posted content as “Extreme Ryan” – a nickname given to him by his father, after he became obsessed with skiing. A decade later, Ryan is believed to be the youngest person to ski tour in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, having completed expeditions in Antarctica (2018) and Svalbard (2022). Ryan was featured on the cover of Backcountry Ski Maps, and he's climbed and skied peaks in Oregon, Washington, Utah, California, Nevada, and Wyoming, while also conquering many of the world's signature runs including Super-C Couloir in Chile, Little Couloir in Montana, and Tuckerman Ravine in New Hampshire. When he's not on skis, Ryan is an enthusiastic rock climber, ice climber, and avid hiker, summiting the Grand Teton twice and completing the “Hundred Highest” hiking peaks in New England. He plans to ski and rock guide professionally and has earned advanced certifications from the American Mountain Guides Association and the Professional Ski Instructors of America. If you are unfamiliar with Ryan's struggles as a boy, here is an excerpt from Without Restraint… If I was offered the chance to have my childhood over again, growing up like a normal kid, I'd say no thanks. Despite all the pain and hardship, I now appreciate that I'm strong enough to handle anything. I bet there are not too many eighteen-year-olds who feel that way. So, in a weird way, maybe I am lucky. But, if you ask me whether another child should go through what I went through, I will say no way. In fact, the only reason that I wanted to work on this book with Dad was to help parents learn from my story, so they wouldn't make similar mistakes with their children. If your son or daughter is different from other kids, that is okay. For some reason, we are taught to admire men and women who challenge the status quo, yet, when a child acts differently, parents instinctively try to change them. They even seek out doctors and experts to help break the misbehaving child. Well, take it from me, if you do that, you will not only break your child of bad behavior—you will break them entirely. I came as close to that breaking point as a person can experience. Had Dad decided to take me to Home Depot on January 2, 2009, instead of skiing at Nashoba, I'd be sitting right now in my room at a group home, bloated by medication, staring out a window, watching the world go by. Instead, the world will spend a lifetime watching me go by, as I bring people with me to ski, climb, and explore every inch of this amazing planet.