If I Did It - Booking Mayweather Vs McGregor, Trump Vs The Press  

Streamed live 17 JAN 2017: Welcome to"s IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world and beyond. This week we look at Mayweather vs McGregor, Trump eats the press, neo-nazi gets outed and more. Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who's pushing a GoFundMe to pay for the new Oxbow album) and myself with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports. For the audio only version check us out on SoundCloud and be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on iTunes and subscribe to MMA Nation right here on YouTube so you'll never miss an episode. This week's kerfuffles include: You’re WME-IMG. In the very public posturing for a mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, Mayweather said, “I don’t want to talk to Dana White...The big bosses were the Fertittas. But then the Fertitta’s chose to sell the UFC so Dana is just an employee.” How do you interpret Mayweather’s PR move and how, if at all, do you proceed? - 1:01 You’re a Major Sports League.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver implicated he, as well as other sports leagues are looking at game length and format.  “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it’s something as a business we need to pay attention to." Since extended game lengths mean greater ad opportunities, are we approaching an end of an era or will you let other leagues worry about Millennials? - 6:47 You’re a listener of the Daily Shoah. After enjoying years of Mike Enoch’s anti-semitic revelry,  a stealth doxxing revealed he was sleeping with the enemy, figuratively, and literally. Is now the time to put down the swastika and embrace Zog? - 12:10 You’re a Mainstream Media Journalist. During his first press conference, President Elect Donald Trump showed he was the baddest of the bad. The Bull of the Woods, live and in public if you will. Now your Russian colleagues claim you’ve entered a new era. According to Alexey Kovalev, “This man owns you. He understands perfectly well that he is the news. You can’t ignore him. You’re always playing by his rules  — which he can change at any time without any notice.” During the campaign, he broke your back and made you humble. So how are you going to handle this new era and….MOOOO! The Bull of the Woods? - 18:38 You’re NBC. After Steve Harvey made racist jokes about the desirability, or lack thereof, of Asian men among white and black women on his NBC daytime show, his show apologized. That wasn’t enough for a group of New York Asian-American lawmakers who put you on blast Friday: “What makes Steve Harvey's ridiculous diatribe even worse is that NBC apparently found nothing wrong with disparaging an entire race of people.” What PR moves do you take to make amends? - 28:29 TEACHABLE MOMENT. You’re singer Jennifer Holliday. Last Friday, you told the New York Times you were performing at President Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration, “I don’t have a dog in this fight. I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the Mall.” You claimed your performance, like the ones for Presidents Reagan, Clinton, and Bush Senior and Jr. was just a tribute to Marian Anderson, who “paved the way for me to sing as a black American.” But after reading an article in the Daily Beast citing you as an inspirational gay icon, your performance would be interpreted as a political act. The following day, you cited that article, apologized for your "lapse of judgment" and concluded "my only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES!" What can we learn about your PR reversal when presented with plans to pal around with the President? - 36:29 KID NATE’S HEEL TURN - 49:50 EUGENE'S LOST BATTALION - 51:36

Why is there no fake news on LinkedIn? (Daniel Roth, executive editor, LinkedIn)  

LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about overseeing the editorial branch of the career-networking site. Roth says LinkedIn users police themselves in ways they don't on Facebook because they know their bosses and colleagues can see them. Hailing from the world of magazine and digital journalism, he also discusses his initially rough transition to working at a tech company and what happened when he wrote a 5,000-word cover story about Donald Trump for Fortune in 2004.

Whistlestop: Harry S. Truman's Battles with the Bosses  

Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and his action-hero-style presidency.

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Italy's PM Resigns After Referendum Defeat  

We ask whether the prime minister's resignation will threaten Italy's financial health. The BBC's Gavin Lee gauges the referendum result reaction in Italy, and we have analysis from economist Nicola Nobile from Oxford Economics in Milan. Also in the programme, US president-elect Donald Trump has irked China by talking to Taiwan's president. The BBC's Cindy Sui in Taipei tells us about the response in Taiwan. Ghanaians go to the polls on Wednesday, and the current administration's management of the country's economy has been a talking point on the campaign trail, as the BBC's Akwasi Sarpong explains from Accra. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why she has no faith in company bosses who say they 'love' their employees. (Picture: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Picture credit: AFP.)

Italy Votes No  

We speak to Lorenzo Codogno, a former chief economist of the Italian treasury and now of the London School of Economics and LC Macro Advisors, about what Italy's rejection of constitutional change means for the country's troubled banking sector. Also Dutch engineer Auke Piet of Amazon Resources tells us how he plans to ship millions of litres of water from Suriname to Barbados to relieve the Caribbean island's worst drought in half a century. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why she has no faith in company bosses who say they "love" their employees. (Photo: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi give a speech after the results of the referendum on constitutional reforms, Credit: Getty Images)

The Blazing Creative Finale: What's Next for Meghan + Steph  

Join Meghan and Steph as they discuss the "why" behind closing the doors on the Blazing Creative podcast and what's next for each of them. Grab the show notes here: Get the details on Meghan's upcoming Bosses & Booze podcast here:

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell  

Are big bosses paid too much? Theresa May seems to think so, and her government will have another crack at the fat cats today (Image : Five pound note Credit:Press Association)

Townsend: ‘The clock is ticking for Pardew at Palace’  

Swansea and Aston Villa bosses Bob Bradley and Steve Bruce join the Monday Night Club with Mark Chapman, Andy Townsend, Amy Lawrence and Chris Sutton.

Speech Writer to the President  

Two women who get inside Presidents' heads, tell Kim Chakanetsa how they turn their bosses' thoughts and ideas into powerful oratory. Sarada Peri is Special Assistant and Senior Speechwriter to President Obama. She says a good speech writer is like a ghost, and that her job is really to inhabit the President's mind on any given topic. For her, the goal isn't to emulate what he sounds like, it's to understand how he thinks. This is then represented on the page or teleprompter; with Sarada ever conscious that a single line from any one of his speeches could be lifted out of context and tweeted around the world in seconds. When the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo came into office in 2011, it was Garentina Kraja who she turned to for her speech writing prowess, as well as her policy expertise. Together Garentina and President Jahjaga wrote a speech about the women who were raped in Kosovo during the war, and who felt they'd been ignored and forgotten since. It helped to change the whole national conversation on the subject. Garentina passionately believes in the power of words and story-telling to persuade hearts and minds. Image: (LHS) Sarada Peri speechwriter to President Obama and (RHS) Garentina Kraja speechwriter to the former President of the Republic of Kosovo Credit: N/A

1332: Count Chocula Strokes  

Rod and Karen discuss the fall season, eating raw vegan food, Robocop, Highlander, The Hellfire Club, cassette tape smell, PSA's for old people and scientist bosses, Tony the Tiger vs Furries, the Green party raising money to challenge results of presidential race, Obama has commuted 1000 prison sentences, US government accuses Russia of hacking, three mosques receive threats, woman gets threatening note for jogging with a head wrap, James Means, man busted with gift wrapped weed, man dies in wood chipper, white people news, man stomps puppies to death, woman inject feces into her son's IV during cancer treatments, woman does revenge porn on her ex and sword ratchetness. Twitter: @rodimusprime @SayDatAgain @TBGWT Email: Blog: Voice Mail: 704-557-0186 Sponsors: Shadow Dog Productions on Twitter: @ShadowDogProd

Frysboxen - möt Bosse Svanberg  

Han är Hagforskillen som blev ganska duktig på hockey och via Färjestad landade han i MIF 1988. Trots fyra SM guld blev det aldrig några A-landskamper med Tre Kronor under karriären. Denna vecka plockar vi fram Bosse Svanberg ur Frysboxen.
Lite av en specialpodd där inte bara Bosse medverkar utan även Bosses son, MFF:s supertalang Mattias Svanberg. Det blir snack om elitträning nu och då och det blir en tur till Percyland på 80-90-talen. Varmt välkommen till Skånes hockeypodd Frysboxenavsnitt tio. Ciceroner rinkside Retro FM:s Hasse Strandberg och Skånesports Ole Törner

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#149: We’re Our Own Bosses  

In this episode, we are back in the studio! So, stop sharenting and listen.

Episode 55: The Shell Game  
The Magic Castle in Hollywood has been a private club for magicians since 1963, and its walls are lined with portraits of magicians past and present. Among them is a portrait of one of the earliest American organized crime bosses and conmen, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith. And though it may seem strange that this "mecca of magic" honors a criminal, Soapy's legacy reveals just how blurry the line is between a delightful trick and a dirty one.   

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Congratulations to our fellow Radiotopia show The Heart, which just won first prize at the Third Coast International Audio Festival for their story Mariya, about one woman’s experience with female genital mutilation and how she broaches the subject in conversation with her family. You can listen here:

Radiotopia’s flagship show is 99% Invisible, hosted by Roman Mars. 99% Invisible is ostensibly a show about design and architecture. But really it’s a show about who we are through the lens of the things we build. Because, even though we are surrounded by the stuff we’ve made, from tiny objects to massive structures, that physical matter is only 1% of the story. The rest is 99% Invisible. Go listen.

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Colletta Smith visits Tate & Lyle Sugars' massive refinery on the banks of the Thames to understand how businesses are preparing for Brexit. It produces over half a million tonnes of treacles, syrups and sugars every year, and bosses think they'll be better off outside the European Union due to regulations and import tariffs. Plus, are advertised broadband speeds misleading?

Submission in the Workplace, Part 1A  

A new MP3 sermon from Grace to You is now available on with the following details:

Title: Submission in the Workplace, Part 1A
Subtitle: Singing the Lord's Song
Speaker: Pastor John MacArthur
Broadcaster: Grace to You
Event: Radio Broadcast
Date: 11/15/2016
Bible: 1 Peter 2:18-19a
Length: 29 min. (64kbps)

Overview: Whether you love your job or dread going to work, John MacArthur shows you what the Bible says about the work you do . . . and the bosses you interact with.

Sailing Anarchy Podcast # 15 - Olympic 49er and Nacra 17 Bosses Marcus and Ben  

The President and Class Manager of the fastest and most exciting Olympic sailing classes - the Nacra 17 (now foiler) and the 49er and 49er FX - sit down with us to talk Olympics, the move to the foiler, and innovation in format and coverage of sailboat racing.  These guys have massive experience and a great track record, and if you are a dinghy sailor or have any interest in racing management or the future of racing of this kind, check it out.

#303 Feeling Invisible & BPD - Celia Finkelstein  

The actor/improvisor (Horrible Bosses, American Horror Story) shares about learning to manager her Borderline Personality Disorder, and fears of abandonment or not being enough. She also shares about her weight struggles , depression, suicidal ideation, and being in a psych ward but hiding it from her mom. Post-interview Paul reads surveys and shares his thoughts on the intersection of our new political reality and mental health, especially for survivors of sexual trauma.

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Renault opt for Jolyon Palmer in second season re-signing  

With news that Nico Hülkenberg was joining the Renault squad from 2017 onwards, the question on everybody’s lips – would it be Jolyon Palmer or Kevin Magnussen who was retained alongside him? The answer has now arrived and it is Palmer who has been given the go ahead to participate in his second season in Formula One. Magnussen has more points from 2016 so far but Palmer has impressed the bosses.

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