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148: Shannon Miller  

Shannon Miller in 1991 at her first World Championships. Copyright Mike Proebsting.

 

The GymCastic Book Club had the most gym nerd-tastic celebration of all time this week when Shannon Miller, thé Shannon Miller, joined us to talk about her new memoire, "It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life."  She has more combined Olympic and World medals than any American gymnast male or female. She won the World Championship all-around two times in a row. She had multiple eponymous skills in the Code of Points. She was diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer and it ran away from her like a Level 5 who hears, "It's time for conditioning!"  Her male coach, Steve Nunno, acted like the love child of Bela Karolyi and Donald Trump, yet he complimented her perfectly.  She did two back extension rolls in a row on beam just because the crowd loved it! She did her full difficutly on the post-Olympic tours because she wanted to give the fans what they paid for.  She is so bad ass, that when a reporter said Olga, Nadia, Mary Lou...why isn't it just Shannon? She replied, "Who says it's not?" SHE IS SHANNON FREAKING MILLER, the greatest American gymnast of all time. Shannon answered your book club questions and we discussed:

Her infamous wrists and unique salute. Yes, she talks about her wrists! We died! The time she thought she was over scored. If there's anything she would do differently in order to prepare herself for a social and romantic life after gymnastics; to avoid her troubled first marriage; and what will she tell her son and daughter about finding love? She competed so much more than elites do today, does she wish she competed less? The strong female role models in her life: her mother and Peggy Liddick. The very first training camps at the Ranch when Bela was National Team Coordinator. Training as an adult and how her coaches helped her stay in the sport as she grew older. Skills she worked on that the world never got to see. Does she plan on running for FIG President? Should we bring back compulsories and the 10? Which team would she compete for if she had done gymnastics in college? When can we expect to see her back in the commentator's chair. What women should do to screen for ovarian cancer. Most importantly, if Alexi Nemov is as hot in person as he is on TV.

Uncle Tim and Jessica give their recap of the book including:

What coaches, parents and gymnasts can learn from this book. As a hardcore gym nerd, what was most satisfying to FINALLY have an answer? What part of the book made us go hmmm. What we wish she had talked about more. The top tips and tricks we learned from Shannon for life, gymnastics and cancer preventing pelvic exams. (1:06:32 time stamp) Shannon Miller’s Tips & Tricks for Life and Gymnastics According to Jessica: Always use two pair of grips and switch off every few days. Have two pair ready at all times during meets. Turn your feet in on beam especially if you were born with them that way. Have a signature look! Glue bedazzles to your scrunchie. Use your parents as mediators for compromise between coach and athlete. Coaches, plan time in your schedule for parent meetings, just like warmups and conditioning. Go on vacation, condition a little bit while you relax on vacation. Every gymnastics coach agrees, no gymnast should ever ski! Do at least 20 minutes of cardio every day. Don’t compensate for one injury, you’ll cause another. Having the mindset of a perfectionist comes at a price. You don’t have to pay the price, it’s a choice. Go sightseeing when you travel. Even if it’s only for an hour. Make trips special. If all of your athletes quit at age 15, it's probably not them, it's you. Teenagers and women cannot be coached physically or mentally the way children are trained. Adapt coaching to the age of your athlete. If you have knobby knees, land in 4th position and then slide your feet together fast into first position to get that 10! Use bacitracin and zinc oxcide (JUST LIKE I SAID!) to heal rips. What’s good for the media isn’t necessarily good for the gymnast. Don’t fall into the sexist expectation of being expected to smile all the time. Being in the zone like Nastia and Shannon is fine. If you go on tour, do full difficulty! Fans paid hard-earned money to watch you. Rolls on beam are awesome. Always do them to stand out like Shannon! Plan for rest, not just for competition. Gymnasts have to feel comfortable talking to their coaches, gymnastics is too dangerous to for silence.

Spanny Tampson made Steve Nunno motivation posters. Keep in mind, this is not a work of fiction, these are actual quotes.

Find out more about Shannon Miller's exercise videos, fight against cancer, books and foundation here.

What: Do your favorite Shannon Miller pose or choreography.

How: Post it on Twitter or Instagram, tag us and use  any of these Steve Nunno quote hashtags: #ItsMillerTime or #InterGalacticChampion or #MillerTimeContest

Deadline: Monday, June 1st

Winner: Gets a copy of Shannon’s book!

Episode 9: Chellsie Memmel, Swiss Cup & FIG Presidential Proposals Episode 12: Miss Val Part 2 Episode 11: Miss Val Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake Episode 22: Beth Tweddle Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches Episode 48: Kyla Ross 61: Katelyn Ohashi Clears The Air 77: Aly Raisman 81: Jenny Hansen 99: Princess Catherine Lyons and Coach Rochelle Douglas 101: Olivia Vivian 137: Lady Lisa Mason

 

Shannon Miller's Eponymous Skills: The Miller on beam. The Miller on bars.

 

 

334: Dr. Geoff Miller | Mating Grounds  

Find out what women really want (it's science!)

"As humans we are not a species that runs on physical dominance; we are a species that runs on social status, respect."-Dr. Geoff Miller

The Cheat Sheet: What body types are women most attracted to? (13:00) Phenotype: what is it and why should you care? (18:40) IUDs vs. The Pills: the details you need to know (and yes you actually do). (33:00) Why women want men with money- it's not because they're gold diggers. (36:45) The correlation between the cost of shoes and how attractive women find them: explained. (38:45) Dr. Miller uses science to debunk The Alpha Male myth. (46:35) And so much more...

What do women really want in a man? It seems to be a question men have asked themselves and have been trying to answer for centuries. If you're tired of wondering and you want actual answers to help you better understand, connect and have quality relationships with women then have a listen to today's show.

Our guest is Dr. Geoff Miller, is evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and author of several books including The Mating Mind. Presently he is teaming up with Tucker Max to produce podcast episodes for Mating Grounds and a book on the same subject: understanding what women want and how to give it to them. Listen in for details on all of that and so much more on the 334th episode of The Art of Charm.

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To understand what Dr. Miller shares in today's episode it's helpful to understand his background and his line of studies. He is an evolutionary psychologist which means he spends his time understanding topics like human sexuality, mate choice, and human emotions to name a few. He says he has long been fascinated by women's psychology and why women chose the men they do and the links those choices have to our history as humans.

And one common thread he has found is that attraction transcends all other boundaries, certain ways of attracting a mate are not exclusive to particular cultures and countries. It is primal and instinctive within humans. Attraction doesn't have a secret language, anyone can learn it and use it wherever they live.

We get into several useful applications of mating behavior in this episode, the first of which is the body types women are most attracted to. Dr. Miller says women in general find tall and lean men most attractive, they want the Olympic swimmer-type look. They prefer men who look capable and athletic, but still have some body fat so long as it's not abdominal fat which women are turned off by.

So why does it seem like women like the super-buff gym rats? During their most fertile times of the month women find more masculine traits attractive, like big muscles. You can use this to your advantage if you aren't a big muscle guy. If a girl says no when you ask her out one week, try again the next week. It could just be where she is in her cycle.

Another fascinating topic we dive into is how to know when a woman is at her most fertile. It seems men know this on a subconscious level, Dr. Miller gives us an example of a study done that showed women who were professional lap dancers made more money during their peak ovulation times (ie their most fertile time of the month) then they did at another time of the month.

But if the woman you have your eye on isn't a lap dancer, there are other cues you can look for. You'll need to know her a bit for this but watch how she dresses. It's been scientifically shown that women who are closest to their peak fertile times will dress more provocatively, wear red, wear lipstick or more makeup than usual and will wear more jewelry than usual. Sort of "peacocking" female-style that seems to happen about 10-14 days into her cycle.

Dr. Geoff also explains a woman's cycle and the time of the month when she will generally be most fertile. He gives us reasons why we as men need to know about hormonal birth control and how it impacts a woman's choice in a man - there is scientific evidence that shows women on hormonal birth control choose different man than if they are not using hormones. An important lesson to know whether you're dating or in a relationship.

He also gives us tips on how to attract women whether we're wealthy or poor, the important role language plays in dating and mating, and what we should be focusing on to attract quality women (and it's not more time in the gym!). It was a pleasure to have Dr. Miller on the show, I want to thank him for joining us and to thank you for being here too. Enjoy the episode and we'll see you next time.

THANKS DR. MILLER!

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Off The Field Issues #3 – Bruce Miller, Ryan Lochte, Lawrence Taylor and more  

A quick look at the cases involving Bruce Miller, Ryan Lochte and other crimes in the news recently. Sources: Bruce Miller   http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/09/05/bruce-miller-arrested-assault-san-francisco-49ers https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/1733776/san-francisco-49ers-bruce-miller-fired-after-punching-70-year-old-man-in-the-face-and-breaking-his-bones/ http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17496615/bruce-miller-former-san-francisco-49ers-tight-end-faces-seven-felony-charges http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/49ers/2015/03/12/bruce-miller-domestic-assault-girlfriend-arrest/70221432/ http://deadspin.com/report-bruce-miller-was-kicked-out-of-restaurant-for-s-1786328402?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow http://abc7news.com/sports/was-counseling-enough-for-former-49er-bruce-miller/1500933/ http://deadspin.com/bruce-miller-charged-with-seven-felonies-allegedly-bea-1786398081?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow   Lawrence Taylor   http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/nfl-player-taylor-arrested-dui-charge-florida-41839519 http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/fhp-former-nfl-player-lawrence-taylor-arrested-for/nsQ56/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWB9ia_ZPjk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnJGQIDfZgc   Ezekiel Elliott   http://deadspin.com/witness-claims-ezekiel-elliotts-girlfriend-asked-her-to-1786320742?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow   Ryan Lochte   http://deadspin.com/report-ryan-lochte-suspended-ten-months-over-rio-gas-s-1786355717?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ZckkslSXw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ClJ-r5dGA   Tre Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFsvhnWOfVQ http://deadspin.com/tre-masons-offseason-has-been-frightening-1785751180?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Dan Miller: Boom or Bust? (11/18/11)  

Boom or Bust?


Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group


Climate change “is going to dominate our world in the next century. It’s a very big risk, but it’s also a tremendous opportunity, if we make the right choices,” says Dan Miller. Miller, Managing Director at the venture capital firm The Roda Group, notes here that climate change is also treated much differently than other global threats. We spend billions on counterterrorism, to combat AIDS and other infectious diseases, to prevent a nuclear reactor meltdown, “but these kinds of risks have very low probabilities of actually affecting you. Yet we still worry about them a lot and are willing to take government action to combat them.” “Climate change, on the other hand, if we don’t address it, has the likely outcome that it will have catastrophic effects for nearly everyone,” he says. After reciting a depressing list of climate change impacts that are likely to or are already damaging the Earth’s natural systems – among them sea-level rise, drought, wildfires, melting permafrost, collapse of ice sheets , ocean acidification – Miller asks the salient question: “Why do we not act? Why, when we know the problem is huge, do we totally ignore it?” Evolutionary psychology offers some answers, he says. He identifies the factors working against action on climate change: CO2 and other planet-warming pollutants are invisible; the challenge is unprecedented; the causality is complex; the impacts are unpredictable and indirect; and all of us are complicit. Once one acknowledges the reality of climate change, there is a corresponding obligation to act, Miller says. He adds that individual action begins with asking our children for forgiveness, before moving on to reducing your carbon footprint, and believing, learning and engaging. What can countries do? Miller offers four recommendations: move to 100% carbon-free electricity in 10 to 20 years; keep tar sands and oil shale in the ground; expand R&D into geo-engineering, especially carbon capture and storage; and put a price on carbon. Miller’s preferred carbon-pricing vehicle is a so-called Clean Energy Dividend. A carbon fee would be added upstream, at the mine, power plant, refinery, or factory – enough to gradually raise the price of gasoline by $1 per gallon. Then, the federal government returns 100% of the proceeds on a per capita basis to citizens via a monthly check, with parents receiving one-half shares for up to two children.“That would drive a new economy of renewable energy and energy efficiency. I think most people would like it. I think conservatives would like it. It doesn’t raise any money for the government,” says Miller.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 18, 2011

Martin Miller "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein."  

"Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein", sagt Martin Miller, der Sohn der weltberühmten Kinderanwältin Alice Miller, deren Bücher in 30 Sprachen übersetzt wurden und echte Weltbestseller waren. Mit der zentralen, und damals radikalen Botschaft: Kinder müssten geschützt werden, Erwachsene dürften, ohne Wenn und Aber, nicht geschont werden. Und dann ist Alice Miller es, die ihren Sohn nicht schützt: Der Vater misshandelt ihn, schlägt ihn, die Mutter schweigt. Baby in Pflege, den Sechsjährigen ins Heim. Die Mutter schreibt den Weltbestseller "Das Drama des begabten Kindes". Der Sohn schreibt jetzt, nach dem Tod der Mutter, "Das wahre Drama des begabten Kindes". Die These von Martin Miller: seine Mutter konnte ihn nicht schützen, weil sie den Krieg, in dem sie als Jüdin den Holocaust überlebte, nie verwunden hat. Martin Miller will für sich sprechen. Und für alle, die Kinder von Eltern sind, die selber ihre Kriegstraumata nie überwunden haben.

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Martin Miller "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein."  

"Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein", sagt Martin Miller, der Sohn der weltberühmten Kinderanwältin Alice Miller, deren Bücher in 30 Sprachen übersetzt wurden und echte Weltbestseller waren. Mit der zentralen, und damals radikalen Botschaft: Kinder müssten geschützt werden, Erwachsene dürften, ohne Wenn und Aber, nicht geschont werden. Und dann ist Alice Miller es, die ihren Sohn nicht schützt: Der Vater misshandelt ihn, schlägt ihn, die Mutter schweigt. Baby in Pflege, den Sechsjährigen ins Heim. Die Mutter schreibt den Weltbestseller "Das Drama des begabten Kindes". Der Sohn schreibt jetzt, nach dem Tod der Mutter, "Das wahre Drama des begabten Kindes". Die These von Martin Miller: seine Mutter konnte ihn nicht schützen, weil sie den Krieg, in dem sie als Jüdin den Holocaust überlebte, nie verwunden hat. Martin Miller will für sich sprechen. Und für alle, die Kinder von Eltern sind, die selber ihre Kriegstraumata nie überwunden haben.

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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music #325  

We are just 6 months away from St. Patrick's Day. So we're gonna celebrate with an extended show of Halfway to St Patrick's Day Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Sharon Shannon, Lochlainn, Coast, Forkroot, Screeched Inn, Peat in the Creel, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mark Davies, Seamus Kennedy, Crepuscule, Screaming Orphans, Ed Miller, Men of Thunda, Fiddler's Green, Alasdair White, Kilmaine Saints, Nancy Daily-Green, Battlelegs, Kilted Kings.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS. Do you have news to share with the podcast or the Celtic music world? Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews. 

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Traditional Irish musicians in the DFW area, with the support of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), are banding together to play a 24-hour session to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Black Market Haggis, who played the first track of this podcast are helping to raise awareness for this event. Support Tunes for Texas right now!

If you want more Halfway to St Patrick's Day music, I published a special for the Pub Songs Podcast. You'll enjoy a lot of traditional Irish & Celtic pub songs from my many bands. Listen and subscribe at pubsong.net.

And if you enjoy my music, I have an incredible special. You can get 5 of my CDs for just $24. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page to take advantage of this low offer and save 68% off the regular price! The offer is good in September 2017 only.

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Robert Eby emailed: "Thanks for your great work on the podcast, Marc! I love how much diversity of Celtic music you put into it. I especially love Celtic rock and you have a special hour just on that with bands I’m mostly unfamiliar with! Ed Miller used to host a Celtic segment on Austin’s NPR station, but he NEVER played anything with bagpipes. I have a theory that Ed Miller doesn’t like the bagpipes. But you, Marc, you aren’t afraid of anything!"

You're very welcome Robert. That's one of the many things I love about this podcast. The diversity. That is what truly makes America great. A few years ago, I published my CD How America Saved Irish Music (listen to show #169). The main part of the story is that the Irish diaspora preserved traditional Irish music, which made it's way back to Ireland. But the other aspect is that we are melting pot of different cultures. And all of those influences end up in contemporary Irish & Celtic music, whether you're talking about rock'n'roll, R&B, jazz, country, bluegrass, hip hop, electronica. And it's brilliant. The traditional culture is important but so are the changes that affect the music every day. Without it, I would be playing the same 12 bands over and over again.

As for Ed Miller, I love that theory. And I have a few vague memories of him cracking jokes about bagpipes which may confirm your hypothesis. If you're like Ed Miller or just like Ed Miller's music, he has a radio program called Across the Pond. It comes out on Sundays from 6-8 PM on Sunradio in Austin. And I *think* you can listen to it online.

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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:29 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:07 "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

7:58 "Keg of Brandy" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street

12;41 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

17:16 "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

21:10 "Black Velvet Band" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

25:36 "Autumn Child" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

28:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

30:19 "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

33:36 "Song Without Words" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

37:29 "You're Not Irish" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

40:25 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

44:42 "Paddy's Lamentation" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

50:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

52:18 "Gie the Fiddler a Dram" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale

57:08 "Jim's Aire/Scotland the Brave" by Men of Thunda

59:25 "Irish Air" by Fiddler's Green from Drive Me Mad

1:03:15 "The Amorous Lover" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

1:08:58 "Raise My Glass" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

1:13:42 "Fisherman's Song for Attracting the Seals/Song of the Seals" by Nancy Daily-Green from Delia's Hearth

1:18:56 "Gentlemen Sing" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:22:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

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65 - Stephen Miller on Financial Crises, Capital Requirements, and the US Banking System  

Stephen Matteo Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He joins the show to discuss his work on the history of financial crises as well as the evolution of the U.S. banking system since the late 1800s. Steph stresses the importance of capital requirements (how much capital or equity a bank holds relative to its liabilities) in combating financial crises. Furthermore, he argues that higher and simpler capital requirements, rather than more regulation, are the keys to a more market-disciplined banking system. David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/ Stephen Miller’s Mercatus profile: https://www.mercatus.org/stephen-matteo-miller David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Stephen Miller’s Twitter: @SMatteoMiller Related links: “Ending Too-Big-to-Fail May Require More Than the Minneapolis Fed Too-Big-to-Fail Plan” by Stephen Miller https://www.mercatus.org/publications/too-big-to-fail-minneapolis-fed “A Primer on the Evolution and Complexity of Bank Regulatory Capital Standards” by Stephen Miller and James Barth https://www.mercatus.org/publications/primer-bank-regulatory-capital-standards *“To Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking”: How the Birth of the Fed Altered Bank Supervision* by Eugene White http://www.nber.org/papers/w16825.pdf

#9 - Matt Miller  

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Matt Miller discusses living in Long Beach, skating Cherry park, getting on Zoo York, having Kelly Hart as a team manager, real dolls, Chany Jeanguenin being a lethal weapon, getting on Expedition One, skating for DC and much more...

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Residual and Passive Income streams with Matt Miller [Podcast 108]  

The Amplified Network Marketing show is all about passive and residual income streams… not only through the vehicle of Network Marketing. The reason is simple: Network Marketers know a good residual income opportunity when they see one and are always looking for ways to diversify their income through multiple income streams. Today’s guest, Matt Miller, has created a hugely successful vending company that provides the kind of residual and passive income that hits the bullseye, and David wanted to expose you to his opportunity to see if it’s a good fit for you. [Tweet "An inspiring story of building residual income and a successful business, with Matt Miller"] An influential book and a bold step into another world. Matt was exposed to Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” years ago, and totally bought into his philosophy of building passive and residual income streams. But he’d failed to truly act on it for years. When a friend at his church approached him about a business opportunity involving vending machines, Matt’s thoughts about Robert’s book came back to him and he immediately saw the opportunity he’d been waiting for. He jumped in with both feet and has progressed way beyond simply having a few machines in businesses. He’s built his own franchise opportunity that families all over North America are using to build their own passive and residual income streams. Find out more on this episode. If you’re business is going to thrive, you’ve got to be bold enough to knock on doors. It doesn’t matter how ingenious of an opportunity you find to make passive income, if you’re unwilling to step outside your comfort zone and do what it takes to get customers, you’ll waste the opportunity. Matt Miller learned that when he got into the vending business and started knocking on the doors of decision makers at local schools to place his vending machines. Many doors were closed in his face, other administrators were kind but rejected the idea. But he kept asking, he kept knocking, and over time he found the customers that he knew would enable his business to grow and thrive. You can hear Matt’s story of perseverance and success on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing. [Tweet "Stepping into a bold new world of passive and residual income, with Matt Miller Partnering with schools for profit and charity. Matt Miller decided to work with schools because he saw an opportunity to prosper his business and benefit the schools through fundraisers at the same time. These partnerships are enabling the schools to earn money for their programs and needs, the students and opportunity to build resources for their own education, and Matt’s company the resources they need not only to make a profit, but also to build the company and help more schools. It’s a win-win situation that generates passive income and ongoing revenue for the schools. Find out the details on this episode. You can take advantage of this great opportunity too. Matt Miller’s vending business is always looking for quality people who get the vision of his company to become franchisees. The cost of owning a franchise is very small compared to typical franchise opportunities, the passive income potential is real, and the opportunity for families to do the business together is part of the philosophy the company promotes. Matt takes assessment and training very seriously and guarantees success to anyone who is willing to follow his processes and procedures. If you’d like to learn more about this great residual income opportunity, listen to this episode. [Tweet "A franchise opportunity that costs much less than a normal franchise, on this episode"] OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE [0:29] David’s introduction of the episode. [1:40] Matt’s passive income story. [8:15] The “light bulb” moment that came to Matt when a friend spoke to him. [11:47] The necessity of knocking on doors to find customers. [18:51] The size of Matt’s company now and his focus on fu...

Ron Hutchinson  

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy award winning screenwriter who recently adapted Arthur Miller's unproduced screenplay The Hook for the stage. Miller wrote The Hook in 1951 but withdrew it from production when the studios demanded politically motivated changes, which he refused to make. Hutchinson writes about the process of working with Arthur Miller's drafts and handwritten notes to 'get inside his writing head word by word' and examines the sheer potency of Miller's technique. 'The Hook' received its world premiere in Northampton in 2015. Five theatrical practitioners reflect on what Arthur Miller's work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays. Producer: Caroline Hughes A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

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018: The Spiritual Child: Possibly exaggerated, conclusions uncertain  

  Someone in a parenting group on Facebook suggested I do an episode on The Spiritual Child, by Dr. Lisa Miller.  My first thought was that it didn't really sound like my cup of tea but I was willing to read it and at least see what it had to say. I was surprised by the book's thesis that spirituality can play a critical role in a child's and adolescent's development.  But I was astounded that her thesis was actually backed up by scientific research. I invited Dr. Miller to be on the show and she initially agreed - but during my preparation I found that the science supporting spirituality doesn't seem to be quite as clear-cut as the book says it is.  I invited Dr. Miller again for a respectful discussion of the issues but I didn't hear back from her. In this episode I describe the book's major claims, and assess where the science seems to support these and where it doesn't.  I conclude with some practices you can use to deepen your child's spiritual connection, if you decide that this is the right approach for your family. Note: I mainly focused on the research related to child development in this article, but as I was about to publish this episode I found an article claiming that the science behind some of Dr. Miller's other assertions might not be so solid either.   I didn't read all of those studies (because they're not directly related to child development, and it took me a lot of hours to find and read just the ones that were), but the author's conclusions very much mirror my own. References Benson, P.L., Roehlkepartain, E.C., & Scales, P.C. (2012). Spiritual development during childhood and adolescence. In L. Miller (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of psychology and spirituality. New York: Oxford. Berry, D. (2005). Methodological pitfalls in the study of religiosity and spirituality. Western Journal of Nursing Research 27(5), 628-647. DOI: 10.1177/0193945905275519 Boytas, C.J. (2012). Spiritual development during childhood and adolescence. In L. Miller (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of psychology and spirituality. New York: Oxford. Button, T.M.M., Stallings, M.C., Rhee, S.H., Corley, R.P., & Hewitt, J.K. (2011). The etiology of stability and change in religious values and religious attendance. Behavioral Genetics 41(2), 201-210. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-010-9388-3 Cloninger, C.R., Svrakic, D.M., & Przybeck, T.R. (1993). A psychobiological model of temperament and character. Archives of General Psychiatry 50(12), 975-990. DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.1993.01820240059008 Gallup. (2016). Religion. Survey retrieved from (and updated annually at): http://www.gallup.com/poll/1690/religion.aspx Kendler, K.S., Gardner, C.O., & Prescott, C.A. (1997). Religion, psychopathology, and substance use and abuse: a multimeasure, genetic-epidemiologic study. American Journal of Psychiatry 154, 322-329. Full article available at: http://medicina.fm.usp.br/cedem/simposio/Religion,%20Psychopathology,%20and%20Substance%20Use%20and%20Abuse.pdf Kendler, K.S., Gardner, C.O., & Prescott, C.A. (1999). Clarifying the relationship between religiosity and psychiatric illness: The impact of covariates and the specificity of buffering effects. Twin Research 2, 137-144. DOI: 10.1375/twin.2.2.137 Kidwell, J.S., Dunham, R.M., Bacho, R.A., Pastorino, E., & Portes, P.R. (1995). Adolescent identity exploration: A test of Erikson’s theory of transitional crisis. Adolescence 30(120), 785-793. Koenig, L.B., McGue, M., & Iacono, W.G. (2008). Stability and change in religiousness during emerging adulthood. Developmental Psychology 44(2), 532-543. DOI: 10.1037/0012-1649.44.2.532 Mahoney, A. & Tarakeshwar, N. (2005). Religion’s role in marriage and parenting in daily life and during family crises. In R.F. Paloutzain & C.L. Park (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of religion and spirituality (p.177-198). New York: The Guilford Press. Chapter available online at: http://psychologyofreligion99.blogspot.

225: 1992 Olympics Recap (Commissioned)  

 

COMMISSIONED EPISODE

This week's episode is brought to you by Club Gym Nerd members: Nicole Langevin of Precision Choreography, Rebecca W., Alison S. Allison B., Mary Anne M., and Suzanne M.   

Uncle Tim, Spencer,  Jessica and very special guest, 1992 U.S. Olympic medalist, Wendy Bruce Martin chat about the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona:

The pre-Olympic Climate: How the end of the Cold War shaped the Games The media pressure on Kim Zmeskal and the heartbreaking life of Svetlana Boginkaya after the 1988 Olympics. Kim Kelly and the shadiest U.S. Olympic Team selection of all time. (6:00) Wedgie-gate, was it fair to punish three athletes for ill-fitting leotards? (16:00) Uncle Tim's 1992 Code of Points and Competition Rules Quiz-Mageddon! (23:00) The magic of the 1992 broadcast that included interviews with every controversial figure. The Competition (42:00): Compulsories that took our breath away and should we still have them? Exhibit A: Vanda Hădărean (ROM) or Gruneneva (Unified Team). Eastern Bloc beauty.  The judging crack epidemic of 1992. Exhibit B: Christina Bontas's 9.9 beam routine. Kim Zmeskal fell on beam and the world didn't actually end.  The glory of North Korea, Kim Gwang Suk on bars. All praise the dear leader.  Team Finals (1:02:00) Kerri Strug's family fashion.  The Karolyi double back set on beam, AKA freeze in mid-air before flip.  U.S. and Australian leotards.  Why Wendy felt embarrassed of her bronze medal for too long.  The All-Around Final (1:16:00) Galieva-Gate The most common skills of the quad and the routines that were way ahead of their time, like Tatiana Lysenko (Unified).  Luisa Portocarrera (CAN/GTM), beam goddess. Watch it here. Shannon Miller vs. Tatiana Gutsu showdown. Was the judging fair? We decide. (1:26:00) Event Finals (1:29:19) Tatiana Lysenko's double twisting yurchenko vs. the world; the 1992 vault final The Beam FinalLi Lu - press handstand to HEALY to arch pose! Pour out some Yang Bo. Lysenko's backspin, Shannon Miller. One of the greatest beam finals of all time.  The Bars Final: The bars medalists got air on the bars that were super close together. Lu Li got mega air and Kim Gwang Suk - TKATCHEV TO COUNTER KIM! WHAT?! The Floor Final: Lavinia Milosovici's Romanian tumbling greatness, Henrietta Onodi's triple full, Gutsu's split leg double layout, so much genius! Shenanigans and the Legacy of the 1992 Olympics (1:43:05) Steve Nunno's motivational poster quotes Bela Karolyi or Donald Trump quotes quiz.  The training schedule for the U.S. Team. Yes, two-a-day practices.  The new breed of positive coaches. (1:51:53) RELATED LINKS Claudia Miller (Shannon Miller's mom), wrote a book called, "My Child My Hero." A gym nerd must-read. SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here or commission your own episode.  Buy one of our awesome shirts here. RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 187: McKayla Maroney 186: Amanda Borden 177: Stella Umeh 77: Aly Raisman Episode 48: Kyla Ross Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney Episode 41: Laurie Hernandez & Coach Maggie Haney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 19: Andreea Raducan 223: Tasha Schwikert  
Clásicos del Jazz y del Swing - Glenn Miller y la escuela jazzística de la guerra - 14/09/16  

TRADICIONAL: Song of the Volga boatmen (3’05”). G. Miller. GARLAND: In the mood  (3’14”). G. Miller. ARLEN / KOEHLER: Now I know (3’23”). G. Miller. MEACHAM: American patrol (3’28”). G. Miller. MILLER. Birmingham bounce (2’58”). T. Dorsey. LESLIE / BURKE: At a dixie roadwide dinner (2’49”). D. Ellington / I. Anderson. NORVO: Lagwood walk (5'08"). R. Norvo. WALLER / RAZAF: Honeysuckle Rose (3’11”). F. Henderson. LISTON: Pow! (4’03”). M. Liston. ALEXANDER / FITZGERALD: A tisket a tasket (2’40”). E. Fitzgerald. CHATMAN: Every day I have the blues (5'12”). C. Basie / E. Fitzgerald. ELLINGTON:  It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing) (7’16”). E. Fitzgerald / D. Ellington


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Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series  

What is your most outlandish travel dream? What would you do if you could go anywhere and do anything?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you the second installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Today's guest, Ellen Miller, has some incredible athletic accomplishments. TO highlight a few:

She is the first American woman to summit Everest from both sides (north and south)
The first American woman to climb the Himalayan triple crown
Named Colorado woman of the year in 2002
Has summited every 14,000+ foot mountain peak in CO (there are 53 of them!)

On top of that she is an accomplished endurance athlete coach, adventure racer, Nordic skier, and mountain runner.

She is also gives back as the founder of the Climb for Literacy. In this podcast Ellen shares a TON of advice on travel, athletics and what it takes to climb the biggest mountain in the world.

Listen to Learn:

The most important thing about a travel dream
Why being told "go outside and play" can help with adventure
How to leverage your accomplishments to provide amazing experiences for others
How to keep climbing after hip replacements
What it really takes to make climbing Everest a truly enjoyable experience
How to mentally prepare for climbing Everest
Advice to get started on your Everest quest
Why you should thank your mother for her genetic gifts (if you perform well at high altitudes)
How to change the neural pathways of your brain
Top recommendations for staying fit while traveling
And much more!

Resources:

Zero To Travel Facebook page
Riding 16,000 miles blind- Zero To Travel Podcast
Inspiring Female Adventurers Episode One with Polly Letofsky-  The Only Woman To Walk Around The World
Walking across America- Zero to Travel Podcast
Location Indie
Ellen Miller
Everest History- Ellen Miller
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Climb for Literacy
Vail Vitality Center
The Literacy Project

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

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Ep192 - Geoff Miller  

Geoffrey Miller studies the evolutionary psychology of sex and since sex is the cornerstone of evolution his work ends up having implications that affect pretty much everything. If you've wondered why women's evolutionary programming makes them spend more time shopping and makes men want to get the heck out of the store as quickly as possible, then, in this podcast, Geoffrey Miller will tell you why. If you've wondered why people buy cars like Hummers when they are so wasteful, it's precisely because being wasteful is the key to attracting a mate…and in this podcast Geoffrey Miller will tell you why. Besides writing an excellent book called Spent about how consumerism taps into evolutionary psychology, Geoffrey Miller co-hosts a podcast with Tucker Max (yes, Tucker Max) called The Mating Grounds where they use the latest evolutionary psychology to help listeners become the men women want. From that podcast, they have now written a book called Mate. Whether you're looking to understand consumerism, mating or some other aspect of why we do what we do then Geoffrey Miller is one of the best resources on the planet. Featured Link #1: http://thematinggrounds.com/ Featured Link #2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mating-grounds-podcast/id894712811?mt=2 Guest Links Website: http://thematinggrounds.com/ Guest Promo Product 1: http://www.amazon.com/Spent-Sex-Evolution-Consumer-Behavior/dp/0143117238 Product 2: http://www.amazon.com/Mate-Become-Man-Women-Want/dp/0316375365/

Tony Kushner  

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who knew Arthur Miller and has recently edited Miller's Collected Plays. He reflects on the importance of Arthur Miller in American theatre. Five theatrical practitioners reflect on what Arthur Miller's work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writers' freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays. Producer: Caroline Hughes A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

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Margot Leicester  

Actor Margot Leicester has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller's words, 'making the lines land.' Five theatrical practitioners reflect on what Arthur Miller's work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. In modern stage classics such as The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, Miller located life's social, political and even metaphysical issues in the lives of ordinary people. He engaged with his times, and was attuned to the tremors of his culture. He stood up to be counted and was an ardent advocate for writer's freedom of expression. Drawing on examples across a range of Miller's roles and plays. Producer: Caroline Hughes A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 3.

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168: Shannon Miller, BelarusGate, NED vs GB  

Dream Killers?! Nellie Kim and Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko are at the center of a controversy that left Belarusian gymnasts Sviatlana Lifenka (R) and Valeryia Tsekhmistrenka (L) out of Worlds.

The most decorated gymnast in American history, three-time Olympian, and Olympic gold medalist and world champion, Shannon Miller graced us with her presence for a second time! We squealed with glee! Shannon told us about:

Her new line of leotards and leisure wear Handling commentators and public discussion of her body and puberty Who she's excited to watch at Glasgow Worlds Chusovitina and the longevity of adult gymnasts What she thought of the winning impression video from our It's Not About Perfect book giveaway contest. Tips on learning her famous back extension rolls on beam Settles the debate for us: Is high altitude ever an excuse for poor conditioning?

In the news, Uncle Tim, Lauren Hopkins, and Jessica chat about:

Belarusgate Two Americans were granted expedited dual-Belarusian citizenship and state that they will compete for Belarus instead of the native Belarusian team. The American teens' interview with International Gymnast was off-putting to say the least (read it here). We separate fact from fiction and explain why the Americans aren't technically switching countries at all or breaking International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) rules. Lauren helps us get to know the current Belarusian team members Uncle Tim puts this kind of "make your own team" activity into historical context for gymnastics and other Olympic sports. Our opinions on what the unintended consequences of this precedent could be and where we should go from here. Netherlands vs. British-friendly meet Eythora Thorsdottir debuted a new floor routine that's causing controversy and our artistic hearts to bleed with joy! Could Ellie Downie be the dark horse for an all-around medal in Glasgow? Why the Netherlands are leading the way: in innovation, the Spirit of The Code, and unique beam construction. Natasha Coates is our gym-hero of the week! Find out why here.

WHAT: Elevate of The Stage:  Xcel, J.O., with Auburn vs. Alabama dual meet finale

WHEN: January 16-17, 2016

WHERE: Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama

SPECIALNESS: It's on podium and the college coaches will watch the top levels on Saturday night.

TWO PRIZES:

$250 off of a gym's registration (20 or more gymnasts) to compete in the JO meet and no team fees. Four VIP passes to watch the college meet on the floor, access to hospitality and four free t-shirts. *** ***With this, the winner will have to be someone 18 or older because recruitable gymnasts can't be on the floor during college meet competition (blame the NCAA rules).

HOW TO ENTER:

Like us on Facebook Send us an email with the subject line “Elevate the Stage” to gymcastic@gmail.com

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 18th More details on the Elevate the Stage podium meet here.

Kwan, Dickson Eager for Worlds Debut on Behalf of Belarus, the International Gymnast interview.

Meet the Belarusian Gymnasts from The Gymternet

Why I'm angry about Belarus by Lauren Hopkins

Shannon Miller's new leotard collection

148: Shannon Miller Episode 9: Chellsie Memmel, Swiss Cup & FIG Presidential Proposals Episode 12: Miss Val Part 2 Episode 11: Miss Val Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake Episode 22: Beth Tweddle Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches Episode 48: Kyla Ross 61: Katelyn Ohashi Clears The Air 77: Aly Raisman 81: Jenny Hansen 99: Princess Catherine Lyons and Coach Rochelle Douglas 101: Olivia Vivian 137: Lady Lisa Mason

 
CLR Podcast | 245 | Daniel Miller  

CLR Podcast 245 – Daniel Miller It is Monday the 4th of November 2013 and we have Daniel Miller for the first time on the CLR Podcast. It is actually the very first podcast the founder of the legendary independent label Mute Records has ever released, which makes the occasion even more special than it is already for us. Chris Liebing and the CLR team are completely psyched about the fact that this iconic musician, DJ, producer and label-head not only played on our recent ADE party, but also went to the Mute studios afterwards to record the present mix. It is loosely based on the mentioned performance at the Studio 80 in Amsterdam and if you would like to know how much Chris Liebing enjoyed meeting one of his true heroes, you only have to listen to the voiceovers of the present podcast. There is just too much to say about this man who has discovered, signed and produced several highly influential bands since the late 70s, including the undisputed and still relevant Depeche Mode. Daniel Miller completely embraced the Punk ethics of “Do It Yourself” but eventually saw the synthesizer as the ultimate conclusion of the whole Punk idea. Instead of a guitar and the ability to play a couple of chords, you just needed a cheap synthesizer, no skills at all and only your imagination to create something unique and amazing. His enthusiasm for electronic sounds is still unbroken and we are very excited to present you this exclusive DJ mix. For more information on Mute Records and Daniel Miller´s truly faszinating life story, just start with the below mentioned links and take it from there: Wikipedia Daniel Miller: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Miller_(music_producer) Mute Records: http://mute.com Listen and download: www.clr.net/media.pl

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