#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
#32 Earning Your Stripes with Patrick Collison. On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe facilitated the transaction. What is now an organization with over a thousand employees and handling tens of billions of dollars of online purchases every year, began as a small side experiment while Patrick and his brother John were going to college. During our conversation, Patrick shares the details of their unlikely journey and some of the hard-earned wisdom he picked up along the way. I hope you have something handy to write with because the nuggets per minute in this episode are off the charts. Patrick was so open and generous with his responses that I’m really excited for you to hear what he has to say. Here are just a few of the things we cover: The biggest (and most valuable) mistakes Patrick made in the early days of Stripe and how they helped him get better The characteristics that Patrick looks for in a new hire to fit and contribute to the Stripe company culture What compelled he and his brother to move forward with the early concept of Stripe, even though on paper it was doomed to fail from the start The gaps Patrick saw in the market that dozens of other processing companies were missing — and how he capitalized on them The lessons Patrick learned from scaling Stripe from two employees (he and his brother) to nearly 1,000 today How he evaluates the upsides and potential dangers of speculative positions within the company How his Irish upbringing influenced his ability to argue and disagree without taking offense (and how we can all be a little more “Irish”) The power of finding the right peer group in your social and professional circles and how impactful and influential it can be in determining where you end up. The 4 ways Patrick has modified his decision making process over the last 5 years and how it’s helped him develop as a person and as a business leader (this part alone is worth the listen) Patrick’s unique approach to books and how he chooses what he’s going to spend his time reading ...life in Silicon Valley, Baumol’s cost disease, and so, so much more. Patrick truly is one of the most warm, humble and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation together. I hope you will too! *** For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://www.fs.blog/podcast/ My free weekly Brain Food digest helps you upgrade your thinking. Don't miss out, sign up at https://www.fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter (https://twitter.com/farnamstreet)
Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”Mentioned in this episode:Paul Graham: "In order to scale, you have to do things that don't scale."
Rank #1: Week 2 Overreaction Week is Here. The boys tumble to a 7-9 week and move the season total to 11-10. Lets see if we can get this back on track. Top Plays: Neb -4, Cuse/Mary Over 58, Southern Miss +17, TAMU+17.5. Regular Plays: Cal/Wash Under 44.5, Kentucky -15, Appy State -22. Good Luck.
Rank #2: Week 1 College Football Betting is Here!. The boys are are excited to get week 1 rolling. Best Bets: USC -13.5, Wake -3.5, Nebraska 1H -22, Missy State/ULL Over 60, Notre Dame -20. Leans: Rice Under, Wisky, ECU, La Tech, Iowa, Ucla, Ole Miss
Rank #1: Friday's Commute Podcast - College Football ATS Winner - SEC Matchup. Freddy gave out another winner last week with California +15 as they not only covered the spread they covered it by 50 points! Freddy now 4-2 ATS on these plays on Friday have a listen to another winner this Friday in a match up between SEC Missouri and Idaho. Freddy also discusses some of the sharp moves of the week. Games to avoid and more. Visit www.freddywills.com/betonline for an exclusive bonus. You get a $25 risk free bet for signing up along with a 50% sign up bonus up to $2500.
Rank #2: Bowl Previews 7-10 - Freddy Wills - 29-4 ATS on POD Bowl Plays!. Freddywills.com typically heats up in the month of December. 63% ATS career dating back to 2013 season and he has 7 of 8 winning bowl seasons to go along with 39-13 ATS career record in championship games. Don't miss out on his season ending packages where you can pick up all of his bowl plays for $59.99 guaranteed to profit or your $$ back! Just visit freddywills.com
Rank #1: 1: #QBRank: Ranking the best quarterbacks in college football in 2018. CFB Country is back! Josh Parcell flies solo for the return of the podcast. In this episode, Josh kicks things off by diving into the UNC shoe controversy, and what it means for Larry Fedora's future. Then he ranks his top ten quarterbacks entering the 2018 college football season. Check out Josh's new radio show weekdays on 102.5 FM/610 AM WFNZ in Charlotte, or check it out on the Radio.com App. Follow Josh on Twitter @JoshParcell Follow CFB Country @CFBCountry
Rank #2: Week 4 College Football Betting Preview, with Chris Fallica and #RossyThreeStacks. The best college football betting podcast in the world returns for week 4, with Chris Fallica from College Gameday, and then the triumphant return of Rossy Three Stacks in "I Aim To Tease". Game previews include: NC State at Florida State Alabama at Vanderbilt Penn State at Iowa Oregon at Arizona State Michigan at Purdue TCU at Oklahoma State Mississippi State at Georgia If you like the show, rate and review it on iTunes! Follow Josh on Twitter @JoshParcell Follow the show on Twitter @CFBCountry Visit CFBCountry.com for more insight, analysis and opinion daily on college football!
Rank #1: Sweet 16, Elite 8 and MLB Preview (epi 303). Gambling Chalk Talk Podcast – Sweet 16, Elite 8 and MLB Preview (epi 303) – Daryle Lamonica Episode Jeffrey “Coach” Belanger host of the Gambling Chalk Talk Podcast in Episode 303 the Daryle Lamonica episode. Coach and Darth Wager breakdown the Sweet 16 and who they think will be the Final Four participants They guys… The post Sweet 16, Elite 8 and MLB Preview (epi 303) appeared first on jeffreybelanger.
Rank #2: The Red Zone of NFL Week 2 Picks. Gambling Chalk Talk Podcast Episode 268, The Red Zone of NFL Week 2 Picks – Russ Grimm Episode Jeffrey “Coach” Belanger host of the Gambling Chalk Talk Podcast in Episode 268 the Russ Grimm episode. Coach breaks down the NFL games for week 2 with Darth Wager and Nicky Gunz. You can contact Coach with… The post The Red Zone of NFL Week 2 Picks appeared first on jeffreybelanger.
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Rank #1: Clemson, We're Sorry. Mitch and Braden were dead wrong about Clemson and Alabama and are sorry. The guys talk about the players, plays, coaches and decisions that have removed Bama from the top of the college football mountain. How has Dabo done it and what can others learn from Clemson? And a quick look at what a preseason 2019 Top 25 may look like - because, here's a shocker, Alabama and Clemson will be good next year.
Rank #2: Kyler Murray wins and why bowl results are dangerous. Kyler Murray won the Heisman! Braden releases his ballot and why he voted for who he did. Did Tua deserve to win and who the hell left him off their ballots? Georgia Tech and Kansas State have made two solid hires as well as Liberty! (Yes, Liberty) The coordinator carousel is spinning. And bowl games: Do the results matter or tell us anything about how good a team or league is? And do we have an issue with all these star players sitting out their team's bowl game?
Rank #1: Strong as Steele: Week 9 Breakdown 10/25/17. Phil Steele and Michael Reghi give an in-depth analysis of games being played during Week 9 of the college football season. The guys take questions from callers across the country who are looking for invaluable insight on this weekends primetime games and mid major showdowns. Tune in to get all the information you need heading into the weekend!
Rank #2: Strong as Steele: Week 7 Breakdown 10/11/17. Phil Steele and Michael Reghi give an in-depth analysis of games being played during Week 7 of the college football season. The guys take questions from callers across the country who are looking for invaluable insight on this weekends primetime games and mid major showdowns. Tune in to get all the information you need heading into the weekend!
Rank #1: Episode 85: MLB win totals with Gill Alexander. It may be hard to believe, but Opening Day is NEXT WEEK…and that means it’s time for this podcast to kick it into high gear. In Episode 85, Gill Alexander, VSiN host and the brains behind the legendary “Beating the Book” podcast, joins @JoeFortenbaugh to discuss the key metrics to analyze when researching MLB win totals as well as what to expect from clubs like the Yankees, Astros and more in 2018\. In fact, Gill even shares two of his favorite plays to get you off on the right foot.[0:00-1:20]: The Rundown[1:21-20:45]: MLB win totals with Gill Alexander[20:46-goodbye]: What’s next for the show?Guest: @beatingthebook
Rank #2: Episode 80: MLB win totals + props from the Westgate. Will Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit 40 or more home runs this season? Which N.L. East team should you consider for an over wager? Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager and Oddsmaker Ed Salmons joins @JoeFortenbaugh to answer those questions and more in the latest installment of The Sharp 600.[0:00-2:11]: The Rundown + win total lean[2:12-9:29]: MLB win totals with Ed Salmons[9:30-goodbye]: What’s next?Guest: Ed Salmons
Rank #1: Podcast 50 – 19 – College & NFL Football Recap – NCAA Betting Spots for Week 5 – Fantasy Football Week 4 – Sports Betting. 12-7 in College Football and 5-6-1 in the NFL last week! We first start by recapping NFL week 3 and College Football week 4! Next, Kiev talks about some misleading final scores. Then, Kiev gets into some let down, get up and look ahead spots for College Football week 5. Finally, we go over our Big 10 power ratings and Kiev gives out a FREE PICK for week 4! D-Nasty comes in to discuss fantasy football week 4. Key injuries and waiver pick-ups. Players trending up and busts for week 4.#AAC #ACC #Big12 #Big10 #CUSA #MAC #MWC #Pac12 #SEC #Sunbelt#Sportsbetting #Gamblingtwitter #NCAA #NFLShould you need a sports book please visit www.mybookie.ag and use the promo code, “theoddsbreakers” to get a 100% sign up bonus! Terms and conditions apply.www.theoddsbreakers.comFor only 17.99 a month become an ODDSBREAKER’S MEMBER and gain access to all premium picks BEFORE the line moves please visit www.theoddsbreakers.com or for $19.99 per month get all of that while adding access to the podcast early by becoming our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/theoddsbreakers?Follow us on Twitter @theoddsbreakers @OBKiev #theoddsbreakers
Rank #2: Podcast 51 – 19 – College Football Week 5 Plays With Kyle Hunter – Sharp Movement – Sports Betting. We have a fantastic show for you today! Kyle Hunter @kylehunterpicks from huntersportspicks.com comes on to break down College Football Week 5! First, Kiev gives out a quick FREE PLAY for week 5. Then, Kyle comes on and he gives us some great trends coming into betting week 5. Next, we talk about how to judge pace when betting totals. Then, Kyle tells us how and when wind speeds becomes critical when betting college football totals. Next, Kyle and Kiev discuss some HUGE games for the weekend and give out some more plays! Finally, we go over the sharp line movement in the #NFL and #NCAA.Nebraska vs Ohio State – Virginia vs Notre Dame – Kansas State vs Oklahoma State and more!#AAC #ACC #Big12 #Big10 #CUSA #MAC #MWC #Pac12 #SEC #Sunbelt#Sportsbetting #Gamblingtwitter #NCAA #NFLShould you need a sports book please visit www.mybookie.ag and use the promo code, “theoddsbreakers” to get a 100% sign up bonus! Terms and conditions apply.www.theoddsbreakers.comFor only 17.99 a month become an ODDSBREAKER’S MEMBER and gain access to all premium picks BEFORE the line moves please visit www.theoddsbreakers.com or for $19.99 per month get all of that while adding access to the podcast early by becoming our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/theoddsbreakers?Follow us on Twitter @theoddsbreakers @OBKiev #theoddsbreakers
Rank #1: NBA Finals Preview (Ep. 572). The Sports Gambling Podcast releases their NBA Finals Preview podcast for 2018. The guys welcome on gambling expert Jon Campbell (@JonnyOddsShark) from OddsShark.com and their own NBA Insider (@NBAZachB). The guys break down the Andre Iguodala injury and how Kevin Love may not be helping the team.
Rank #2: College Football Picks Week One (Ep. 596). The Sports Gambling Podcast released their podcast where they give out their college football picks for week one. The guys are joined in studio by the host of The College Experience on The SGPN Colby Dant. The guys break down Colby's Six Pack, a few top 25 games and of course our gals.
Rank #1: Talking recruiting: Signing day preview. The early signing period debuted in college football last year and it quickly became the main signing period. Most prospects signed their national letters of intent and most schools had their classes all but complete in December. With the early signing period beginning on Dec. 19, Mike Farrell, the national recruiting director from Rivals, joins AP's Ralph Russo to survey the landscape. How have coaches and prospects adjusted to the new date? What teams are set to clean up? What highly touted prospects figure to wrap up their recruitment in December? Which ones will wait until February?
Rank #2: Previewing Week 3 with Stanford Steve. Steve Coughlin, better known as Stanford Steve on ESPN's SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview week three of the college football season. We'll get his picks on Ohio State-TCU, LUS-Auburn and USC-Texas. Plus, Coughlin talks about his interesting road to ESPN, from star high school football player with NFL dreams to Stanford to wondering what happens after football when he was just a senior in college.
Rank #1: College Football Week 5 Betting Picks: Penn State at Maryland, Ohio State at Nebraska, USC at Wash. Week 5 of the College Football season is here and the boys from BetTheBoardPodcast.com are back to break it all down. FoxBet.com is the presenting sponsor, and they're now offering legalized sports betting in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania!Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider deliver all the key metrics, information, and matchup analysis on this weeks biggest games to help you make more informed decisions at the betting window.▶️ Penn State at Maryland (3:30)▶️ Washington State at Utah (14:25)▶️ Notre Dame at Virginia (23:58)▶️ Ohio State at Nebraska (34:26)▶️ USC at Washington (47:20)▶️ BEST BET ! (58:49)Will it be Sean Clifford or Josh Jackson that comes up big in this Friday Night Showdown? Can Washington State get off the deck, and what's the health status of Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss? Notre Dame has another big game this week, can the defense slow down Bryce Perkins? Ohio State was a 7-point favorite on the Game of the Year line, have oddsmakers downgraded Nebraska too much? USC heads to Washington, can Matt Fink's hot hand pull off the upset?▶️ Follow on Twitter:Bet The Board - Twitter.com/BetTheBoardPodPayne Insider - Twitter.com/PayneInsiderTodd Fuhrman - Twitter.com/ToddFuhrman▶️ Bet The Board Website:www.bettheboardpodcast.com/
Rank #2: BET THE BOARD: NFL TNF Week 5 Podcast -- Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers. Todd Fuhrman of ToddsTake.com and Payne from Payneinsider.com break down Vikings at Packers Thursday Night Football. Todd and Payne also talk the biggest NFL Week 5 games on the docket. A new segment gets introduced called #AskBetTheBoard where listeners can send questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskBetTheBoard and Payne and Todd will answer them live on the podcast!
Rank #1: Beating The Book: The 8th Annual Vegas Lifestyle Show: A Man's Guide to Sin City. It's the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it's the most anticipated. If you're planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide. Host Gill Alexander, Marco D'Angelo, and man about town, Ace, take off their handicapping hats and are joined by Marc Meltzer of the EdgeVegas blog and a variety of Vegas websites to discuss the best restaurants and sportsbooks in town, while dispensing actionable weed and underbelly information for your next Las Vegas trip. The Super Bowl's not for awhile. In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide to Sin City, on Tuesday's Beating The Book (January 22, 2019).
Rank #2: Beating the Book: 2018 World Cup and 118th U.S. Open. First, host Gill Alexander gives his picks for the 2018 World Cup, including his pick for Golden Boot winner. Then, Laurie Shaw from Eighty Five Points shares which teams have value in the group stage according to his data. Finally, Dave Tindall breaks down his formula for what makes a U.S. Open champion and which golfer fits that criteria this year. (June 13, 2018).
Rank #1: Wild Card Weekend. Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes talk to John Murray about the CFP semifinals and then break down Wild Card Weekend.
Rank #2: Goodbye, NFL. Doug Kezirian and Ben Fawkes recap the Super Bowl and put a bow on the NFL season with guests John Murray and David Purdum.
Rank #1: Powers Picks – College Football Week 10. On the Thursday November 1 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. It was all college football, all the time for the guys today as they talked about 16 Week 10 matchups, including some premier games like Alabama vs. LSU, West Virginia vs. Texas, Penn State vs. Michigan, Stanford vs. Washington, and Texas A&M vs. Auburn.But, they also looked at some lesser games on the card like Marshall vs. Southern Miss, FAU vs. FIU, and Houston vs. SMU. With picks, stats, trends, betting angles, and matchup analysis, this is a must-listen for every serious college football bettor and handicapper each and every week.
Rank #2: Powers Picks – Week 9 College Football. On the Thursday October 25 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by professional handicapper Brad Powers from BradPowersSports.com for this week’s Powers Picks segment. More than 20 college football games came your way on today’s show, as the guys covered a large set of Week 9 contests.Louisiana Tech vs. Florida Atlantic, Wisconsin vs. Northwester, San Diego State vs. Nevada, Washington State vs. Stanford, Kentucky vs. Missouri, Purdue vs. Michigan State, and Clemson vs. Florida State were just some of the games that were covered with important angles, betting odds, picks, and predictions.