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#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#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...
Rank #1: Chapter 8. Presenting a new limited run miniseries in which we guarantee our spot in Trolls World Tour by becoming incredibly famous. Welcome to The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls World Tour Presents The McElroy Brothers Will Appear on The Tonight Show on October 16.
Rank #2: Chapter 7. We talk with Trolls World Tour scribe (yes we can say things like that now) Elizabeth Tippet and receive the greatest surprise of our lives.
Rank #1: Wonderful! 95: Baritone Chili's. Griffin's favorite musical meeting! Rachel's favorite organization concept! Griffin's favorite soft flooring! Rachel's favorite old-school simulated life game! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya
Rank #2: Wonderful! 94: 109.9 The Whammer. Rachel's favorite cinematic poem! Griffin's favorite outdoorsy kids book! Rachel's favorite satire! Griffin's favorite technological convenience! Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus - https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya
Rank #1: Til Death Do Us Blart 2018. American Thanksgiving can mean only one thing: Five people, somewhere on Earth, have watched Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. Stay tuned to the end of this year's installment of this beloved tradition for some exciting news from Tim and Guy! Current hosts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery Music: "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw
Rank #2: Til Death Do Us Blart 2017. American Thanksgiving is upon us yet again and while we reflect on the bounty that various cosmic powers have provided us with, we can also be grateful that Kevin James' comedy highlight, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been digitally captured for our endless, annual enjoyment. Current hosts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery Music: "Fly Away" by John Camerson
Rank #1: Twilight Mirage 00: The Final Eight Divines. Heads up: This is our world building episode for our new season, where we describe the setting and some major components. If you're less interested in hearing us chat about that and more interested in getting to the action, you can wait (or skip ahead) to episode 01! The first half hour is us defining our aesthetics for the season, the next hour and a half is us building and explaining different city ships, and the last hour is some basic details about our characters if you want to skip around! Floating in the sunset-hued safety of the Twilight Mirage, the Divine Fleet hums and pulses, its ships bright beacons of culture and technology in an age when both are under threat. All through the fleet, organic and synthetic citizens work side by side to protect a utopia that the universe thought impossible. In the past, we’d convinced ourselves that our technologies were just reflections of those who made them: Tools to fit our hands, robots to ease our labor, artificial beings to teach, protect, and entertain us. We believed that our greatest achievement—the machine-gods we called Divines—were simply idols made in our own image. We were wrong. Since the first grain silo, the first cathedral, the first ship, the first computer. Since the first time we put pen to page—we’ve always made things bigger, quicker, longer lasting, different than us. For a long time, we thought we were building mirrors. But now we know better: We were setting fires. When humanity made this realization 30,000 years ago, we faced a dilemma: The divines were not only more capable than us, they were different. And we were no longer capable of denying those facts. But the scholar and prophet Kamala Cadence diverted disaster by unifying loose, competing strands of organic and synthetic belief to form a new school of thought: The Resonant Orbit, a harmonic faith that affirmed both human and robotic life without reducing one to the other. Where other ideologies saw difference as a threat, the Resonant Orbit saw it as an undeniable fact of life. And so, in this small corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, life blossomed. A choir of 300 Divines built a new society alongside billions of human devotees. Advancements in science and technology joined with a diverse, growing culture of art and scholarship, leading to whole new ways of life. And while threats did arrive, peace always followed. The Divine Fleet always had room for difference, and because of this, the Divine Fleet knew only peace and prosperity for eons. But over the last millennium, the divines have begun to die. Attacks from within and without have pierced their once-immortal shells, and even small mistakes have proven fatal. Three hundred years ago, their number fell to eight, and in the face of these deaths, the Divine Empyrean created the Twilight Mirage, a false nebula in which the fleet might find shelter and time. And for a while, we did. A new stability arrived, and though more divines met their ends, our faith gave us the strength to fight, to work, to find new ways to survive. But today, there are only two divines left. We will face a future more uncertain than we’ve ever known. Our utopia—a world that so many worked to build—is in decline, and our pantheon is decimated. For years, the Divines protected us, gifted us with their strength and technology, lifted us into the forms we most desired. But now we face a hard truth: We are no longer their wards, they are ours.
Rank #2: COUNTER/Weight 00: If Han Solo Used To Be Beyoncé, or: Hashtag Otechku. Whether you're a brand new listener or a long time fan, welcome to Friends at the Table, an actual play podcast about critical worldbuilding, smart characterization, and fun interaction between good friends. This season, we'll be using a combination of games to explore the relationship between individuals, society, and technology. Oh, and uh, there will be lots of giant robots and explosions, too. All of this will happen across two "tiers" of play. First, in a game of Jeremy Keller's MechNoir, a team of freelance problem solvers living at the galactic crossroads will try to keep a massive cold war from going hot. Then, in a game that will combine elements of Stars Without Number's "Faction Turn" and the open-ended roleplaying of Microscope, we'll zoom out to a higher tier, figuring out what the major organizations of this universe are up to. In this first, extra-long session, Ali Acampora, Keith Carberry, Jack de Quidt, and Art Tebbel create their MechNoir characters. If you're itching for more content once you finish listening to this episode, then check out our "World Generation" episode here. I've kept the episode out of our main feed because some technical isues impacted the the quality of the recording (and because the whole creating-a-sci-fi-universe-from-whole-cloth thing takes quite a long time.) Special thanks to Craig Sheldon for knocking the art out of the park for the second season in a row, and to all of the fans who have been waiting patiently for this release! Hosted by Austin Walker (@austin_walker) Featuring Keith J Carberry (@KeithJCarberry), Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal), Ali Acampora (@ali_west), and Art Tebbel (@atebbel) Produced by Keith J Carberry Cover Art by Craig Sheldon (@shoddyrobot) Intro Music by Jack de Quidt
Rank #1: Gloves. Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about GLOVES! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!
Rank #2: Camping. Hello Internet! This week's episode is all about CAMPING! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!
Rank #1: MBMBaM 471: Face 2 Face: The Fraternity of Bones. We spent pretty much all of last week on Island Time, which means we didn’t have time to record our japes and post them online for you, our dear friends. Instead, please enjoy this VILE episode that we did in Cleveland, a city that we ruined, with our filth.
Rank #2: MBMBaM 470: Mama Freddy’s Turbo Spaghetti. In today’s episode, we stumble upon a new motto, a new personal mantra to guide us into the new Roarin’ 20s — but, unfortunately, it has a cuss in it. And we’re not sure if we’re allowed to put cusses in this description. We’re gonna go ask iTunes if we can cuss, BRB. Suggested talking points: San Diego Discomfort Con, Two-Step Tip, Edible Tattoos, Dirty Dog Pizza, The Bell Hotel, Beast Food
Rank #1: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 1. Our heroes begin a fateful day in the unassuming, rural ski town of Kepler, West Virginia. Duck answers a peculiar distress call. Aubrey puts on a memorable magic show. Ned plans his next grift.
Rank #2: The Adventure Zone: Candlenights in Tacoma!. Our heroes reconvene at an important site from their storied past to traverse a perilous dungeon. What awaits them is far more deadly than they could have imagined -- and far more ... festive?
Rank #1: Still Buffering: How to Drink Responsibly (Featuring Neat! The Boozecast). This week, the sisters made a special crossover episode with Neat! The Boozecast while on Island Time straight from a sports themed bedroom with only three microphones and no mic stands, and boy is it something special. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Rank #2: Still Buffering: How to Pride (Now with 50% Teens!). Happy Pride Month! To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, the sisters were joined by one of Rileigh's long time friends, Elizabeth, a teen member of the LGBTQ+ community. This week, Elizabeth joins Rileigh in being the teen voice of our show, and along with our middlest sister, the two explore what being "definitely not straight" as a teen of yesterday and today has been like for them. Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
Rank #1: Brené Brown - A Call To Courage. Hey Buddies! Welcome to the arena. The place where you've come to push the boundaries of the world around you with confidence. If you're at a point in your life that you're feeling the criticism of those sitting on the sidelines more than the support of those in there fighting the battle with you, we're here to support you. We're talking all about Brené Brown's new NETFLIX special, A Call to Courage. If you're in the arena with us reach out. We'd love to hear your story about it. website (bunkerbuddies.org) instagram (bunkerbuddiespodcast) email (email@example.com)
Rank #2: Ep. 1: EMP. Hello Buddies! Welcome to our show! This week we take on the looming danger of Electro-Magnetic Pulses! How do you prepare? How do you survive? How do you deal with robots as a female president? Where can you stock up on affordable and delicious cheesecakes for post-apocalyptic pig outs? All these answers and more on this episode! Welcome and we love you! Special thanks to Brentalfloss for our Intro/Outro! http://www.brentalfloss.com/ And to Justin Russo for the incredible art!
Rank #1: Sawbones: Eli Lilly's Secret Pot Farm. One of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies once maintained one of the biggest marijuana farms in the country. This week on Sawbones, how Eli Lilly lost its taste for pot, and why it refuses to acknowledge its past. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
Rank #2: Sawbones: The Oregon Trail. This week Justin and Dr. Sydnee try desperately to save you from cholera on a grand tour of the many different ways to die on The Oregon Trail. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (Apologies if your player downloads this episode twice, we had an issue with the file we're trying to troubleshoot.)
Rank #1: Ep.#290 - Meatballs Part II. We're joined by the wonderful Sharlene Wellington, owner or partner in many lovely Brooklyn bars (also, she's married to Stu). She wanted to discuss the 1984 summer camp comedy Meatballs Part II, and as three middle-aged men who were raised on dumb 80's shit, who were we to argue? Meanwhile, Sharlene brings her Jewish summer camp experience to the fore, Elliott waxes poetic about making first contact, Stuart promises some future Baby Boomer rants, and Dan takes us on a trip through Meatballs history. Wikipedia summary for Meatballs Part II Movies recommended in this episode: Matinee Midsommar The Sisters Brothers The Devil Wears Prada LIVE SHOW DATES 2019! September 28 – BOSTON – WBUR CitySpace (early show SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets to the later show!) October 12 – LOS ANGELES – The Regent Theater
Rank #2: The Flop House: Episode #25 - The Happening. 0:00 - 0:39 - Introduction and theme.0:40 - 41:28 - It's a Flop House event! We've been waiting so long for the DVD release for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening that we jump right in and don't stop talking about it for forty minutes. (Would I call it a "Flop House happening?" No. That would be dumb.)41:29 - 44:17 - Final judgments on The Happening.44:18 - 48:30 - What the heck. Final judgments on M. Night, too.48:31 - 56:40 - The sad bastards recommend. 56:41 - 58:26 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.
Rank #1: Does Courtney Hate Men? 30-50 Feral Hogs, El Paso and Dayton Shootings, New California Law Requires Trump Tax Returns, Apple’s iPhone Battery Shenanigans, Beto Says Bad Words for a Good Reason, Danny Trejo’s Heroic Act. *TIMECODES* BEYOND THE HEADLINES 9:38 Feral Hogs Apple’s at It Again! DAYTON AND EL PASO SHOOTINGS 23:53 TIDBITS 54:20 WI-FIVE 57:27
Rank #2: Democratic Debates ROUND 2, Did Katy Perry Steal Her Songs?, Mario Lopez Anti-Trans and Anti-Women Comments, Did Antifa Vandalize Disney’s Trump Robot?, Vaping Causes Coma?, Alyssa Wong Comicsgate Debunk. *TIMECODES* BEYOND THE HEADLINES 5:56 Did Katy Perry Steal a Song? Mario Lopez’s Very Bad Takes DEMOCRATIC DEBATES 33:11 TIDBITS 1:11:11 Did Antifa Vandalize Disney Trump Robot? Alyssa Wong Comicsgate Debunk Wisconsin Man in Coma … From Vaping? WI-FIVE 19:53
Rank #1: Episode 86: Nick Robinson. Polygon video producer Nick Robinson was suspended last Friday, “pending a thorough Vox Media inquiry” regarding allegations of serial sexual harassment. You might not be surprised we Have Some Thoughts. Patrick, Austin, Danielle, and Rob used this moment to discuss the confusing world of power dynamics in the social media age, what it’s like to have a favorite creator accused of something grotesque, and why we should avoid demanding “receipts” from people who come forward with stories of harassment. Elsewhere, we celebrate our recent chicken dinner in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Danielle gushes over Atomic Blonde, and Rob tells us why Battle Brothers is giving him pause. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Episode 254: Bodega Burrata. With Cado out on vacation and Austin back from one, it's only right for Waypoint Radio to spend this week traveling to new worlds. Danielle takes us to the world of Anodyne 2, the follow up to one of her favorite games of all time. Austin launches to space in Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, the Privateer-esque follow up to the 2015 space sim. And Rob and Patrick have moved permanently into the dorms at Garreg Mach Monastery in the world of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Plus, the crew weighs in on the recent games journalist doxxing and what this might mean for the future of the ESA.Discussed: The ESA, E3, Anondyne 2, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Star Wars: Outer Rim, Die Hard: The Board Game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Ross and Carrie Have Problems: Migraine and Eczema Edition. Ross and Carrie review some of the many treatments that listeners, spiritualists, alternative medicine practitioners, and doctors have advised they take for migraines and eczema. Plus, they try two new homeopathic treatments, with SHOCKING results.
Rank #2: Ross and Carrie Join Eckankar (Part 10): Untold Misfortunes Edition. Our Eck adventure comes to an end as we recall our last day at the group's annual spring seminar, and share some gems from the THOUSAND PAGES OF ECKANKAR READING we did so you wouldn't have to. Find out which foods are evil, who is the greatest person of all time, and why women are so destructive and power-hungry (am I right, fellas?). Plus, Ross gets a personal letter from Eckankar. Will he and Carrie be visited by untold misfortunes? For pics, vids, and kicks, follow us on Facebook!
Rank #1: Overlooked and Undercooked: 01 Pilot (w/ The Boiz). Rob considers replacing his incompetent personal assistant Jamie with his punctual and detail minded stalker, Steve. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Thanksgiving Miracle (ft. Justin McElroy). In a Worst Idea Thanksgiving Miracle, Tim and Guy have landed at Justin McElroy's house in Huntington, West Virginia for a podcast treat. My Brother, My Borther and Me's oldest brother is joined by NZ's number 1 fuckboiz to return to Sex and The City 2 for a first/53rd watch respectively - and WHAT a watch it was. How will Timbly and Flash feel about the film on this return to it? How will Justin pitch the sequel? Both questions (and more) will be answered in this very special episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy