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Box Office Pulp

Cody Alf, Jamie Lewis, Mike Napier

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Delve into the intricacies and atrocities of the silver screen with the BOP Crew! We plumb the depths of cinematic pop culture to bring you reviews on new releases and classics alike — be they obscure indie gem or loud blockbuster; audio commentary tracks that deep-dive beloved (and not-so-beloved) movies and franchises; and a merry band of industry guests ranging from actors, writers, directors, and more! Tired of all the snide and negative movie podcasts? Here, we stick to what we like and ...
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The Pestle: In-depth Movie Talk, No Fluff | Film Review | Spoilers

Wes Evans: Actor, Filmmaker, Director, Writer; Todd Sapio: Actor, Producer, Musician, Athlete

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Cinema lovers unite! Two actors and filmmakers decided to cut through all the fluff and start a movie podcast where they actually discuss the film and not a million other things you don’t care about. Covering the obvious (did you like the movie?) while diving a little deeper (what is Interstellar really about? is there a bootstrap paradox?) we are having an in-depth conversation about movies and see if they hold up to scrutiny, and maybe even inform us about life or moviemaking itself. Becau ...
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Story Nerd

Melanie Hill, Valerie Francis

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For novelists, memoirists and screenwriters who want to know how stories work so they can finish their manuscripts faster, and without frustration. Each week literary editors Valerie Francis and Melanie Hill explain the craft of storytelling using films as examples. The goal is simple: to learn from writers who have come before us...what worked well and what didn't work so well. If you want to spend more time writing your book/screenplay and less time studying story theory, this podcast is f ...
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Beer Garden Tennis

JCALdigital.org & Beer Garden Sports

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Two ATP Superfans Talking Tennis. Jade Culph (Culphman) is a former Collegiate All-American Athlete in the sport of Tennis, and is a sought after sports writer, speaker and broadcaster. Josh Liston is a long-time Podcaster, short-time Comedian, and complete Tennis Tragic.
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The Post-Credit Podcast -- hosted by Eric Italiano (Senior Writer, BroBible.com) and Cade Onder (Gaming Writer, ComicBook.com) -- takes a look both backward and forward at everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Netflix miniseries, from summer blockbusters to underrated streaming hits, and everything in between. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/postcredpod/support
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The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is your #1 source for how to hack the film business and indie film world! The show is here to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. We wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders, creative legends, and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning Writer/Director Oliver Stone, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot), James V. Hart (writer Dracula, Hook), John August (Big Fish, A ...
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Don't Kill the Messenger, hosted by movie and entertainment research expert Kevin Goetz, brings his book Audienceology to life by sharing intimate conversations with some of the most prominent filmmakers in Hollywood. Kevin covers a broad range of topics including the business of movies, film history, breaking into the business, theater-going in the rise of streaming, audience test screening experiences, and much more. Host: Kevin Goetz Producer: Kari Campano Writers: Kevin Goetz, Darlene Ha ...
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Join host Sam Sanders as he guides you through the biggest pop culture stories, trends, and ideas we can’t stop thinking about. With help from Vulture friends and the occasional celebrity, Into It is answering all of the important questions. What summer blockbusters are worth your time? Do we really know Taylor Swift? What does the future of TV look like? New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Designing Hollywood Podcast is dedicated to "All Things Movies' and all film industry professionals! Created & Founded By Designing Hollywood LLC High profile host's and guest's from costume designers, directors, producers, writers, actors & agents in the industry! Excited to be bringing you some fascinating (Q&A) behind the scenes stories and informative educational episodes! Designing Hollywood collaboration with Costume Designer Marilyn Vance. Marilyn's award winning costume designs have ...
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Dan Mackenzie hosts wide-ranging conversations exploring emergent paradigms of masculinity, the healthy evolution of men and new conceptions of manhood and maleness with a variety of compelling guests. Daniel has intentionally appropriated the rare and vaguely defined term OMEGA MALE, rebranding it to represent the emergent, kinder, more balanced ideal for male-ness which he hopes will gradually supplant the antiquated, compulsively dominant ”alpha male”.
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Let's Watch It Again offers a unique blend of humor and analysis on a wide array of films. Hosted by Rob Lee and an array of guests from writers, artists and media personalities, this podcast delves into movie anniversaries, blockbusters, and cult classics, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of cinematic masterpieces and their impact on pop culture. Each episode features a thorough review and retrospective look at the historical context, cultural significance, and legacy of film ...
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*** The RJ Ochoa Show is now The NFL Podcast *** Total NFL football podcast airing weekly. Hosted by InsideTheStar.com Staff Writer, RJ Ochoa. Provided by Slant Sports Audibles.
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Pop Culture Leftovers

Pop Culture Leftovers

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Every week we bring you the latest news in Movies and Television. It's friends getting together and talking about what they love or hate in the genre. We aren't experts, we're not critics, we're not writers but we are FANS! We're called The Leftovers for a reason. We're like Danny DeVito in Twins. All the talent and originality went into the other podcasts. All the crap that was left over...went into what you listen to on this show. We talk about the latest movies in MARVEL like Spider-Man: ...
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Bookworms Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa chat with India's best contemporary writers like Manu Pillai, Lisa Ray, Avni Doshi and more. If you've always wanted to know about your favourite writers' routines, where they get their ideas from, how they deal with rejection and more, then this podcast is for you. Listen to some of India's most talented minds reveal their creative secrets!
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BEHIND THE PANEL is a SYFY WIRE podcast documentary series that celebrates everything comics. Guests include legendary DC/Marvel writers and artists (like Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and Neal Adams), hit creator-owned stars (including Karen Berger, Pia Guerra, and Becky Cloonan), as well as the talents behind comic-book movie/TV adaptations (like Kevin Conroy, Burt Ward, and Lindy Hemming). As well as the exclusive, personal stories shared on the podcast, every episode features an original music ...
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DAYNA PINK is best known for her costume design in the romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. She has worked with Carell three times, most recently on “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and the romantic drama “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”She recently completed the costume design …
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On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Chris Lehmann joins Jeet Heer to discuss Trump's obsession with sharks. Donald Trump does not like sharks. During his memorable encounter with Stormy Daniels, he fixated on a documentary about the predator that was playing on the hotel television and muttered, “I hope all the sharks die.” The former presiden…
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On this episode of See How They Run, we’re talking about the thing that probably defines the political horserace more than anything else: polling. First, we're joined by Danielle Deiseroth, executive director of progressive polling firm Data for Progress, to talk about how polls are really conducted and how we should think about them. Then, Josh Co…
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On this week's American Prestige news roundup: in Gaza, Israel carries out a hostage rescue operation, massacring more Palestinian civilians in the process (0:30), while ceasefire talks amble along (10:54); Israel also kills a Hezbollah commander in Lebanon prompting an armed response (14:32); the field is finalized for Iran’s upcoming presidential…
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On this episode of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast, Paris Marx is joined by Nitasha Tiku to discuss how US tech companies are flocking to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to fund their expensive AI ambitions. Nitasha Tiku is a tech culture reporter at the Washington Post. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out…
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Ed Gordon, as his friends call him, has more accolades in the academic world than can be listed here. Commissioned in 1956 by president Lyndon B. Johnson to lead the development of Head Start, this renowned psychology professor and researcher went on to earn a whopping NINE honorary degrees from prestigious establishments such as Brown University, …
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I have been looking forward to this episode since the start of the season. I specifically selected Hanna so we could study fight scenes and weapons handling with female characters - Hanna doesn’t disappoint. I consider aspects of female fight scenes and firing pistols. Valerie wasn’t so lucky this week. Hanna is light on story because the action sc…
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The Israel lobby AIPAC is spending millions to defeat Representative Jamaal Bowman in the New York state Democratic primary. That’s because he called for a permanent ceasefire back in October, and describes what’s happening in Gaza now as “an ongoing genocide.” Alan Minsky has our analysis fo the campaign--he’s Executive Director of Progressive Dem…
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Corey Mandell is a screenwriter and screenwriting instructor known for his work in the entertainment industry. He has worked as a screenwriter, script consultant, and writing coach. While he may not be as widely recognized as some Hollywood screenwriters, he has gained a reputation for his expertise in helping aspiring screenwriters develop their s…
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek welcome to the podcast Maria Repnikova, associate professor in global communication at Georgia State University, to talk about China’s use of so-called “soft power”. They explore the origin of the phrase and what Maria means by it, Confucius Institutes, public diplomacy, Chinese efforts to build…
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We rub George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” and discuss: Cinematography, how compositing, motion blur, and depth of field help tell the story; Story & Writing, Enzo, Storytelling; Wes rants about why this movie may not have done well in theaters; and other such stuff and things and stuff. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of …
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On this episode of See How They Run, D.D. Guttenplan is joined by The Nation's Joan Walsh and Jeet Heer for a roundtable discussion about the fallout from Donald Trump's felony conviction in New York. What will the guilty verdict mean for Trump's chances in November? How should the Democrats respond to the conviction? And will any of this ultimatel…
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Stephanie was a stay-at-home mom struggling to make ends meet. Then her skill with coupons made her a national sensation. After helping millions save money, Nelson is paying it forward with a book, “Imagine More: Do What You Love, Discover Your Potential,” which aims to guide people with big dreams. And she’s not stopping there. Nelson also is offe…
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Once again, it’s your patented American Prestige News Roundup™. This week: in Palestine/Israel, Biden pushes a new ceasefire plan (0:30), an update on the situation on the ground in Gaza (8:06), Slovenia recognizes Palestinian statehood (11:37), and Congress (prematurely?) announces a Netanyahu visit (12:37); things further escalate between Hezboll…
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Send Kevin a Text Message In this episode of "Don't Kill the Messenger," Kevin Goetz sits down with director and producer, Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG. They discuss McG's journey in the entertainment industry, starting with music videos and leading to his directorial debut with Charlie's Angels, which had, at the time, the highest-gr…
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On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Joseph Cox to discuss how the FBI created an encrypted phone company called Anom to read criminals’ messages and eventually carry out the largest international sting operation by law enforcement. Joseph Cox is the author of Dark Wire: The Incredible True Story of the Largest Sting Opera…
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The punditocracy has been arguing that the guilty verdicts in the Trump trial won’t matter much in the election – Marc Cooper disagrees, and explains what’s wrong about the conventional wisdom. Also: The Trump verdict and women voters: Exit polls have consistently shown women voting Democratic, and men voting Republican – especially with Trump. How…
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Quite often, stories that don't work have more to teach us than the stories that do. Maybe Maria Semple's novel (upon which this film is based), is simply one that's challenging to adapt to the screen. Whatever the case, this move has missed the mark on some basic storytelling principles (it has too many backstory info dumps, a Deus Ex Machina, and…
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Neil Landau is a screenwriter, author, and professor known for his work in the field of film and television. He has written screenplays for various film and television projects and has also authored several books related to screenwriting and storytelling.Some of his notable works include: "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991) - Landau co-wr…
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek welcome back Jonathan Hunt, assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College and a fellow of the Nuclear Security Program at Yale University, to talk about his book The Nuclear Club, which follows the efforts of a select few world powers to maintain exclusive access to nuclear weapons. This fin…
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We stowaway in George Miller’s “Furiosa” and discuss: Story & Writing, mercy in the wasteland, teleporting; and other such stuff and things and stuff. “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: …
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Part 2/3. Djokovic's Early Form at Roland-Garros Nadal v Zverev was Awesome Quality Spread the word about the show and we'll give you a shout on the Pod. https://JCALdigital.org https://www.instagram.com/beergardensports/ ... Episode Theme Song is 'Fight Night' by Soundridemusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P76knk9dAkI - check out their YT Chann…
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Part 1/3. New Segment Alert! I've Got A Problem! Culphman: Lousy French Open Coverage on Australian Free-to-Air. Josh: Tommy Paul's Trucker Hat. Spread the word about the show and we'll give you a shout on the Pod. https://JCALdigital.org https://www.instagram.com/beergardensports/ ... Episode Theme Song is 'Fight Night' by Soundridemusic https://w…
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They're on the screens! They're in your home! They SHOULD be on your mind! Extreme cinema, exploitation, video nasties, whatever you call them, they take theaters by storm once every generation, and tonight we're wringing this moral panic for all it's worth! With the help of returning guest Ariel Powers-Schaub, the BOP Crew charts how the films det…
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On this episode of See How They Run, D.D. Guttenplan is joined by John Nichols to discuss how Donald Trump turned the Republican Party into a supine extension of his own political ambitions. Then, Jeff Sharlet takes us through the Christian nationalist movement's embrace of Trump, and how their partnership risks plunging us into a fascist future. A…
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On this episode of the Nation's new election podcast, See How They Run, D.D. Guttenplan is joined by Waleed Shahid to discuss how the "uncommitted" movement got started and what he thinks its impact on 2024 will be. Then, James Zogby on the Democratic Party's complicated relationship with the Arab American community and how the "uncommitted" campai…
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Novellas are the ace up your writerly sleeve! They enable you to practice all of the principles of storytelling in a shorter, more manageable form. That's going to make you a much better novelist because your story will be focused and you won't get lost in your manuscript. And oh, the best part? Novellas are on the rise. - V. *Script note: In the e…
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Danny and Derek are innocent, with news to boot. This week: in Gaza, Israeli bombs displaced Palestinians in tents (0:29) despite the ICJ ruling calling for a halt in that operation (4:36), global opinion on Palestine continues to shift (7:12), Egyptian-Israeli border clashes (13:59), and more; some developments regarding Iran’s nuclear program (18…
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On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nora Kenworthy to discuss how people rely on GoFundMe to access healthcare and the further inequities that adds to an already deeply unequal healthcare system. Nora Kenworthy is the author of Crowded Out: The True Costs of Crowdfunding Healthcare and an Associate Professor in the School…
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Crazy Rich Asians pitches two female leads against each other - sounds excellent right? Not so fast… This should set up an epic battle of wills as one fights against traditions she doesn’t understand while the other fights to retain order and tradition. This week, I find out what happens when the protagonist doesn’t plausibly match, then surpass, t…
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Today on the show we have screenwriter, Eduardo Cisneros. He began his screenwriting career in his home country of Mexico. Working on countless television series including Saturday Night Live: Mexico. His career took an upward trajectory when he began working with one of the biggest comedy actor/writer/producer and director in the Latinx world, Eug…
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We all know about the United States’ deep commercial ties with China in this day and age, but has this been the case since America’s inception? On this episode of American Prestige, hosts Danny and Derek are joined by Stuart Rollo, postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, for a discu…
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As campus protests continue against American support for Israel’s war in Gaza, universities and colleges have legal obligations to combat discrimination and a responsibility to maintain order. But they must not sacrifice the principles of free speech that are core to their educational mission. Ben Wizner of the ACLU will explain. Also: Kenya finall…
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We give “Fallout” a thumb’s up and discuss: Story & Writing, Lucy’s character arc, great exposition; Guest Joe Howes solves cold fusion during an offscreen scene; and other such stuff and things and stuff. “You only know me as you see me, not as I actually am.“ – Immanuel Kant Notes & References: *Correction: Fallout 4 was released Nov. 10, 2015, s…
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Legendary Award Winning Costume Designer Jenny Beavan Episode! Jenny Beavan is an English Costume Designer who has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including three Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Laurence Olivier Award. Moderator: Designing Hollywood Producer Host Phillip Boutté …
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https://JCALdigital.org https://www.instagram.com/beergardensports/ Wildcards as a concept in 2024. Darwin Blanch gets the tap on the shoulder, and then gets destroyed by Nadal. Big Names getting Byes in early rounds of non-Slam Tournaments. Spread the word about the show and we'll give you a shout on the Pod. ... Episode Theme Song is 'Fight Night…
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek return with the news roundup. This week: a Gaza update (0:35), three countries recognize Palestine (10:47), the ICC pursues arrest warrants (14:17), and an ICJ hearing wraps up (18:07); Yemeni Ansar Allah / Houthi forces down two US drones, plus the US admits its bombing campaigns have been futi…
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Paris Marx is joined by Gil Duran to discuss Balaji Srinivasan’s plan to implement “tech Zionism” in San Francisco and the threat posed by Silicon Valley's growing opposition to democracy. Gil Duran is an independent journalist and former editorial page editor for the Sacramento Bee. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt…
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Since Roe was overturned, pregnant people seeking abortions in Red states have found help from providers operating at the edge of the law. Amy Littlefield reports. Also: Democrats in the Senate are going to lose the seat vacated by Joe Manchin in West Virginia -- can they hold all the others in November? John Nichols has our analysis, starting with…
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This movie was way ahead of its time. It's a brilliant example of the heroine's journey and Melanie walks us through all 10 phases as outlined in Maureen Murdock's THE HEROINE'S JOURNEY: A WOMAN'S QUEST FOR WHOLENESS. Thanks to its excellent use of setups and payoffs, it also has an ending that is both surprising and inevitable. "One of our most ha…
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So insane and talented Australian filmmaker Mark Toia is back to tell us how he made millions of dollars self-distributing his remarkable debut, Monsters of Man. After getting offered bad and predatory distribution deals, he wondered if there was another way. Enter my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Film into a Money-Making Busine…
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On this episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek speak with Katherine Zubovich, associate professor of history at SUNY Buffalo, about her book, Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin's Capital. The discussion broaches what distinguishes Soviet design in the history of monumental architecture, the ill-fated Palace of the…
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We crash into “The Fall Guy” and discuss: Story & Writing, great stakes, breaking the rule of repeats; and other such stuff and things and stuff. “I think if you have ability and talent in one way, you have it in all ways. I’m not a jack of all trades; I’m a master of many. I don’t feel there is anything I can’t do if I want to.“ – Evel Knievel Not…
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Intuition is our portal to knowing everything. What our rational mind doesn't know, and can't know, is available to us through those flashes of insight that solve problems, give us direction, and suggest meaning and purpose for our lives. Kim Chestney, author of The Illumination Code: 7 Keys to Unlock Your Quantum Intelligence, has spent her life t…
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