The Knight's Cross - Wehrmacht Veterans of WW2  
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes), or simply the Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz), and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme battlefield bravery. Presentations were made to members of the three military branches of the Wehrmacht (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe), as well as the Waffen-SS, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD—Reich Labour Service) and the Volkssturm (German national militia), along with personnel from other Axis powers.

The award was instituted on 1 September 1939, at the onset of the German invasion of Poland. A higher grade, the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross, was instituted in 1940. In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves were instituted: the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds). At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, was created.

Over 7,000 awards were made since its first presentation on 30 September 1939. Analysis of the German Federal Archives revealed evidence for 7,161 officially bestowed recipients. The German Federal Archives substantiate 863 awards of the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross, along with the 147 Swords and 27 Diamonds awards. The Golden Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross was verifiably awarded only once, to Hans-Ulrich Rudel on 29 December 1944.

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T4B042: Thermomix Hot Cross Buns  

In Episode 42, we bring you four varieties of Thermomix Hot Cross Buns!

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Here are the recipes we chose this week:

Recipe 1 - Chookie’s Hot Cross Buns (from Forum Thermomix)

This is an adaptation of the recipe available in the EDC with 'minor but significant' changes. It uses sultanas, cranberries and citrus peel. It smelt (and tasted!) divine. This recipe also includes a good mixture for the 'cross' part of the Hot Cross Buns. Oh, and here's what numbers you are missing out on by making from home...


Recipe 2 - Maddy’s Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (from Forum Thermomix)

If you are looking for a variation of the traditional buns, why not try choc-chip Thermomix hot cross buns? Note: where the recipe says '6 seconds, speed 1' it is meant to read 'speed 7'. Joe isn't much of a chocolate fan, but actually really liked these when he got a bit without choc chips in it. Next time, he might try with just the choc dough, because he loved that! Lots of positive feedback about these ones.

Recipe 3 - Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns (from Quirky Cooking)

Please excuse this 'not so great' photo!

This recipe is one of Bec's all time favourite Quirky Cooking recipes. Wait. Stop. Rethink. This recipe is one of Bec's all time favourite recipes. Last Easter it got made 3 times. It got even BETTER for this year because Bec added some citrus peel as well (20g citrus peel, reduced currants to 80g)...

When Quirky Jo announced that she had created a NEW recipe (see below), we couldn't understand WHY... but we suppose that the downside of this recipe is the need for the fine rice flour which tends to be better from the supermarket, and using the gums. Note: we didn't have guar gum last year and it was fine. We just replaced with a bit of extra xanthan gum. Anyway, these are sensational and will make any gluten-free palate sing this Easter.
Recipe 4 - Gluten Free & Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns (from Quirky Cooking)

YUM. That is all.

Seriously though, just when we thought Jo wouldn't be able to make a better GF Hot Cross Bun... she does. We accidentally put the glaze on BEFORE it went into the oven... but it worked out well because the papers didn't come off particularly easily. These have a beautiful flavour, and the recipe worked perfectly.

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Why We Need to Change the Way We Train Leaders  

David Smith had to study for his civil engineering midterm exam, but it was the night of the U.S. presidential election and the vote was too close to call. David stayed up into the wee hours of the morning following the news. Needless to say, he didn’t do well on his midterm the following day. When his engineering professor was asked why the midterm was scheduled the day after such an important political event, the professor blithely told David that “we train the best engineers here” and if David wanted to be involved in politics, he should go to the other side of campus. This exchange got David thinking about how he wanted to make an impact in the world. Did he want to build amazing bridges and physical structures, or build bridges that connected people? David ended up majoring in political science and co-founding a youth civic engagement network while still an undergraduate student, which he then ran for another four years. His journey as a civic mobilizer, strategist and leader has informed a lot of his thinking about leadership and what it takes to build a diverse and engaged community. The need for “cross-sector leadership” Today, David is the managing director at the Presidio Institute, where he is passionate about “cross-sector leadership” – the idea that to solve today’s complex problems we really need to be able to bring leaders in different sectors together – business, nonprofit, government, academia, faith-based institutions, and more. However, getting such diverse groups of people working together productively is difficult. David observes that “people are better at pointing fingers at each other, than pointing fingers at the challenge”. For example, government might complain about businesses being overly profit-driven at the expense of community or other ethical considerations, while businesses might complain about over-regulation by the government. [...] A second shift, is more fundamental, the willingness of a leader to be challenged and perhaps change themselves. This takes great self-awareness, an openness to listening to people unlike yourself and a willingness to find ways to come together. As David notes: “One person’s truth is not necessarily right over anyone else’s, but collectively you can actually find what it means to be a member of that community. There is a lot of grey and only understanding how you enter into that type of a conversation in a posture of learning, and in a posture of contributing, and in a posture of joint ownership and collaboration…that’s ultimately where you’re going to be able to achieve change. That happens in a fellowship, that happens in a community, that is what civic health is about.” You can listen to my full conversation with David Smith where we discuss: David’s journey as a mobilizer, his explanation of the factors that contribute to civic health and his observations around why civic health in the United States has declined in the last three decades David’s views on “cross-sector leadership” and how the Presidio Institute trains such leaders Tips on how to begin to think and practice “cross-sector leadership” in your own community The Presidio Institute offers a full range of cross-sector leadership training opportunities – both in person and online. Their online platform Leaderosity offers paid courses that include instructor facilitation and coaching (different from +Acumen’s free online courses). +Acumen also offers a suite of leadership courses that touch on aspects described above – Adaptive Leadership, Persuadable Leadership and Seth Godin’s Leadership Workshop.

Interview med Per Le Fevre, Steen Walter og Thijs Nijhuis  

Cross løb er en herlig disciplin. Man får både kamp til stregen, naturoplevelsen og jord under neglene. Og så er det ovenikøbet særdeles tilskuervenligt. Alligevel har cross løb ikke den store scene herhjemme. Meget kan dog ændre sig i takt med at vi nærmer os 2019, hvor Århus bliver værtsby for VM i cross løb. Det er i sig selv en begivenhed der tangerer værtskabet for VM i halvmaraton i København for nogle år tilbage, og vi her på Frontrunner har tænkt os at følge udviklingen tæt. Med os i studiet, for en snak om cross løb, har vi, i dette andet program om cross løb, de to erfarne herrer; Per Le Fevre og Steen Walter og på en Skype forbindelse deltager også det danske stortalent Thijs Nijhuis (vi beklager den lidt udfordrede lyd fra Skypeforbindelsen). Værten er Henrik Them, der med sikker hånd sørger for at vi får gæsternes bud på de fem bedste danske cross løbere gennem tiderne, de bedste træningspas for at blive god til cross, samt alskens andet løbecrossnørderi. Bag teknikken sad med Skype forbindelser, notesblok og laptop Jakob Vibild. Udsendelsen varer knap 70 minutter. God fornøjelse.

Justice : comment ça tient encore la route  

En 2007 sortait Cross, le premier album du duo parisien Justice, qualifié à l’époque de “générationnel”, “French Touch 2.0”, “héritier des Daft Punk”... Des années plus tard, le binôme s’est éloigné de l’étiquette électronique qui lui collait à la peau pour s’aventurer vers d’autres terrains sonores. La sortie fin 2016 de leur troisième album, Woman, donne l’occasion de revenir sur la carrière du groupe, son évolution et son héritage déjà bien présent dans son époque. Animé par Mehdi Maizi (@MehdiMouse) avec Raphaël Da Cruz (@RphlDC), Aurélien Chapuis (@lecaptainnemo), Etienne Menu (@EtienneMenu) et Brice Bossavie (@BriceBossavie) RÉFÉRENCES CITÉES DANS L’ÉMISSION Cross (Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Arcade Mode, 2007), Audio, Video, Disco (Justice, Elektra Records / Ed Banger Records, 2011), Safe and Sound (Woman, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music, 2007), Kirk Hammet (guitariste Metallica), Love S.O.S (Woman, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music, 2007), Close Call (Woman, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music, 2007), I Feel Love (Giorgo Moroder ft. Donna Summer, Forever Dancing, Virgin Records ,1992) Give me love (Marc Cerrone, Cerrone 3 : Supernature, Malligator, 1977), Mötley Crüe, Rod Temperton (producteur compositeur, notamment du morceau Thriller de Michael Jackson, Epic Records, 1983), Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas, l’histoire du morceau Blurred Lines par Robin Ticke’s : (Blurred Lines, Star Trak / Interscope / Universal Music, 2013), Waters of Nazareth (Cross, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Arcade Mode, 2007), The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Pendulum, Dr Dre, Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, Phantom (Cross, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Arcade Mode, 2007), Le Printemps de Bourges, A Cross the Universe (Justice, Atlantic Records, 2008), Access All Arenas (Justice, Ed Bangers / Elektra, 2013), On to the next one (The Blueprint 3, JayZ ft. Swizz Beatz, Roc Nation, 2009), Dance (Cross, Justice, Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Arcade Mode, 2007), Hellfest, le film A Cross the Universe : (Romain Gavras, 2008) COUPS DE COEUR Aurélien Chapuis : l’album Pet Sounds des Beach Boys (Capitol Records, 1966) qui fête ses 50 ans. Et l’album Smile de Brian Wilson (Nonesuch Records, 2014) Raphaël Da Cruz : l’album 99,9% de l’artiste québécois Kaytranada (XL Recordings, 2016) qui livre un mélange entre rap de Detroit, musique électronique anglaise, soul, jazz, funk et musique caribéenne Etienne Menu : la chaîne Paramount Channel (disponible sur le canal 52 de la TV d’Orange, notamment) avec des films des années 70 et 80 produits par la Paramount Pictures Brice Bossavie : le morceau What Are We Made Of? de l’artiste SHIGETO (2016) sorti le 10 novembre 2016, le lendemain de l’élection de Donald Trump. Ce morceau sample des paroles d’un artiste plasticien de Detroit, Tyree Guyton Heidelberg Project, une démarche artistique pour montrer le délabrement d’une rue très mal famée de sa ville. CRÉDITS Enregistré le 24 novembre 2016 à l’Antenne Paris (10, rue la Vacquerie 11ème). Production : Joël Ronez. Moyens techniques : Binge Audio / L’antenne Paris. Réalisation : Sébastien Salis. Chargée de production et d’édition : Elsa Neves. Générique : extrait de "Tyra Banks" de Nodey (Atrahasis EP) par Nodey. NoFun est une production du réseau Binge Audio POUR ASSISTER AUX ENREGISTREMENTS Prochain enregistrement en public le vendredi 16 décembre, à L'antenne Paris. Inscrivez-vous sur notre page

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Open Mic with Mike Creed Ep 20 Adam Myerson  

THIS EPISODE Needing no introduction, this week's guest is Adam Myerson. Erudite, opinionated, slightly obsessed with Prince, inked, hooped and bespectacled, he's been called the godfather of cyclocross, although he'll tell you he's slightly uncomfortable with that moniker. I'll go with the Don of Dirt, the Baron of Barriers, or the Capo of Cyclocross. His official biography will tell you that "Adam Myerson is a professional cyclist and coach who specializes in criteriums and cyclo-cross. A former collegiate national cyclo-cross champion, he began racing as a junior in 1987, and has been a professional since 2003. He currently captains Team SmartStop presented by Mountain Khakis based in Winston-Salem, NC. He is the founder and president of Cycle-Smart, Inc., President of the New England Cyclo-Cross Series, organizer of the Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-Cross which is the oldest UCI event in North America, a former member of the UCI Cyclo-Cross Commission, and a former member of the management committee of the International Association of Cyclo-Cross Organizers (AIOC-Cross)." But there's so much more to Adam than this neat little blurb, and you'll find this out as you listen to him and Creed during this hour-plus conversation about everything and nothing, including Skittles and Diet Coke, believable performances, misanthropy, Twitter friends and foes, and working together on the same team in a kind of changing of the guard. I know you're going to enjoy this extremely smart and fascinating conversation. Open Mic with Mike Creed is sponsored by The Colorado Cyclist, Mike’s very first professional cycling team in 1998. Thanks to everyone at Colorado Cyclist for their support of Mike over the years, and a big thank you to them for stepping up and sponsoring the podcast and offering $50 gift cards to our Twitter contest winners. Please visit their website at and give them a follow on Twitter at @Co_Cyclist to show your appreciation for everything they do for us.

Eddie Pepitone & Colleen Werthmann  

Liam McEneaney and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. Colleen starts the show with the C word right out of the gate, so there's that. David remembers Gary Shapiro who passed away last week. David talks about whether it's possible to be friends with a Trump supporter. Liam and Colleen pester David about his love life until he finally confesses to a type of sex act. Eddie Pepitone talks about his two dogs Basil and Charlotte and how they lead him down dark dangerous alleys in bad neighborhoods because they want him dead so they can be free to chase squirrels. David defends the impending Writers strike insisting less television getting written is a good thing. Eddie and David try to cheer each other up by comparing their individual states of despair and anxiety. Eddie and David argue over whether or not America ended with a whimper of a bang. Professor Corey Brettschneider lightens things up by telling David that during the past 100 days he has never had more faith in the constitution, even though Donald Trump says he wants to get rid of it. David and Corey talk libel laws, First Amendment issues as well as Sullivan Versus The New York Times.  David reunites with Colleen & Liam to talk about living with someone with tourettes, David learns about GG Allin, David gets interrogated about his love life, Hitler Youth Camps, how to qualify for German citizenship, Jewish re-population in Germany, Brian Kiley’s father lackluster story, comedy writing room bits, Mr. Methane, culinary culture, not being able to discipline your kids, Dick Morris, sabotaging David’s preplanned bits, Trump’s link to the mafia, being influenced by the cultural waves and David’s audience of basement masturbators. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: Twitter: Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

#019: The New Structure of Infinite Possibility, David Eagleman on Impact Theory  

David Eagleman was always filled with wonder by the things he didn’t understand. The writer and the presenter of the amazing international PBS series The Brain, internationally best-selling author, and Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum in the area of Behavior and Neuroscience sits down with Tom Bilyeu to discuss the beautiful complexity of the brain in this episode of Impact Theory.



David talks about what began his fascination with the brain. [3:53]

David shares the types of questions he asks in his first book “Sum.” [6:01]

Tom and David discuss the immeasurable power of the galaxy. [13:24]

David describes the gravitational pull that draws him to science. [17:24]

David explains the potato head theory and sticking new information into the brain. [20:46]

Tom and David discuss how neosensory helps develop a new perception of the world. [24:40]

David tells why the computer is a terrible metaphor for the brain. [35:33]

David talks about imperfect memories, getting more inputs, and associations. [38:24]

Tom and David discuss the notion of free will. [41:14]

David explores structural pathways and creating new senses in humans. [45:09]

David talks about neuro law and understanding the variety in people’s brains. [48:52]

David defines the impact that he wants to have on the world. [51:30]




Sum: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman - [2:04]

Incognito, The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman - [2:28]

The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman - [2:32]

Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman - [16:16]

Livewired by David Eagleman - Coming 2018 [34:25]

The Runaway Species by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman - Coming October 2017 [36:21]



Saud Guru interview - [15:41]

Francis Crick - [16:34]

Paul Bloom - [40:23]



BrainCheck - [28:55]









Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change through the incubation of mission-based businesses and the cultivation of empowering content. Every piece of content Impact Theory creates is meant to underscore the company mission to free people from The Matrix and help them unlock their true potential. Impact Theory exists to inspire the next generation of game-changing companies and creators that will make a true and lasting impact on the world.












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David Lipsky: 8/4/15  

David Lipsky, the author of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, the book which has been adapted into a feature film, The End Of The Tour, joins Brian to talk about the accuracy of the late David Foster Wallace’s portrayal in the movie, the lasting personal effects those five days have had on his life, and whether or not meeting Mr. Wallace is the reason he hasn’t published a book of fiction ever since. Plus, Brian and David discuss Jonathan Franzen’s response to Mr. Wallace’s death, the calculated trajectories of great artists such as Quentin Tarantino, and how the real goal of David Foster Wallace’s work was to make people come alive. Please stick around after the show for a bonus segment from Brian’s conversation with David Lipsky. The End of the Tour is now playing in select cities and will open in more theaters across the country on August 7th.   People mentioned: David Lipsky Glenn Kenny James Ponsoldt John Barth John Updike Quentin Tarantino Bonnie Nadell Mary Karr Jonathan Franzen Sam Snead F. Scott Fitzgerald Mark Costello Paul Thomas Anderson Wes Anderson Martin Scorsese Nicole Holofcener Walter Kirn Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) Philip Roth Walt Whitman Sheryl Crow Jesse Eisenberg   Topics mentioned: The End of the Tour Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Best American Short Stories, 1986 by Raymond Carver The Little Red Book by Harvey Penick Robert Rodriguez interviews Quentin Tarantino The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway The Simpsons Absolutely American by David Lipsky Best American Magazine Writing, 2009 by The American Society of Magazine Editors Bryan Garner's interview on The Moment: 5/18/15 Noma Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) on Sgt. Peppers Reservoir Dogs Pulp Fiction Inglourious Basterds Annie Hall Manhattan The Anxiety of Influence by Harold Blume Me & QT: What's Behind Tarantino Ditching His Leaked 'Hateful Eight' Script? by Brian Koppelman Rounders Knockaround Guys Diner Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace People Like That Are The Only People Here by Lorrie Moore 10:04 by Ben Lerner Amadeus A.O. Scott reviews The End of the Tour Letters to Vera by Vladamir Nabakov An Author Asks That You 'Consider the Lobster' by David Lipsky David Lipsky on The Late David Foster Wallace on WNYC's The Takeaway Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football by Rich Cohen The Art Fair by David Lipsky Three Thousand Dollars: Stories by David Lipsky Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace The Deer Park by Norman Mailer Quack This Way by Bryan Garner A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace "Blood on the Tracks" by Bob Dylan David Foster Wallace reads on Audible Idiocracy    This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to   Email: iTunes: Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

RHLSTP 106 - David Cross  

RHLSTP #106: Away or Towards? - David Cross. A weary Richard films the audience as evidence of dissent for the future fascist government of the UK, before introducing a man who comes with his own magical minor ticker tape parade, David Cross. Starstruck and clearly in disbelieving awe, Rich flounders around and mainly embarrasses himself, but luckily Mr Cross is able to come up with some amazing riffed comedy about frozen vegetables, Abraham and taking cocaine near President Obama, whilst getting a bit more serious about Donald Trump, the responsibilities of fatherhood, why Richard should probably not take hard drugs, the benefits of the middle-aged sketch show and David's part in the creation of Kickstarter. Richard hoped that he would so impress David that they would become good friends and could appear in Doctor Dolittle 3 together as method-acted monkeys, but I think it's safe to say that that will not happen. Cross put away an impressive amount of bitter during this podcast and still remains focused and coherent, but clearly needed the toilet near the end, which turns into a battle of the obstinately pedantic 1990s underrated sketch show stars. Please help us pay for this series by buying a badge or DVD at

Ep. 11 - David Cross  

This is the David Cross episode. David Cross was the guest. Yes for real. No it's not a character. The real David Cross came on the show. We really broke comedy down with him, pro style. Solid interview. And its a day early because last weeks episode was a day late. David Cross

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Man Of A Thousand Faces - The Best Radio You Have Never Heard Vol. 275 - Special Edition  


Man Of A Thousand Faces - The Best Radio You Have Never Heard - Vol. 275 - Special Edition
Now playing a new roles as a heavenly voice. A tribute to David Bowie.

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Finding Your Spoken Voice: How to Become Believable  

Do you talk on podcasts or in video? Want to be more comfortable in front of the microphone? To discover how to improve your spoken presence, I interview David Lawrence. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview David H. Lawrence XVII, an actor and voice talent. You may know him as the evil Puppet Master in the Heroes TV show. David has also done extensive voice work for radio, movies and even as the voice for America Online's customer service. David will explore how to find your spoken voice. You'll discover tips to get comfortable speaking on-camera, as well as some of the more common mistakes people make when speaking. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. How to subscribe on iPhone. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Finding Your Spoken Voice David's background David grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, listening to both local and nearby stations on a little transistor radio hidden under his pillow. "I just fell in love with the idea that one person can sit in a room and talk to millions of people and make each audience member feel as though he or she was the only one the person was talking to," he recalls. Technology, David's other passion, has also run through everything he has done. David recalls his first time on a commercial radio station at WNCI in Columbus, Ohio. At the very end of "Barracuda" by Heart, he came out with "Landshark, candy gram," which was the big bit on Saturday Night Live at the time. From there he played the radio station jingle and headed into his career. After 12 or 13 years as a disk jockey, David's radio station flipped format, and he moved over to talk radio, where he found his stride. From there he went into syndicated radio: SiriusXM. In 2007 David decided that "radio was great, it had its day and I was done with it." It was time to move to on-camera. He says he likes the phrase, "Leap and the net will appear." David just leapt, although he had been preparing and training. Before he did anything on-camera, he learned how the business worked, as well as who the gatekeepers (but not decision-makers) were. That knowledge was helpful when David first started to audition, he says. David booked Heroes within six months of starting the full-on audition process, which is a lot faster than a lot of actors experience with the process. David explains how his one episode of Heroes turned into many. The first day on the set, his character was supposed to get shot and killed. Toward the end of the day, the director gave David new lines. In this newer version, his character had a chair thrown at him and was sent back to prison. "I was new at this and I said, 'Wait a minute. I rehearsed my death scene all weekend. I'm not going to be able to do that?' They responded, 'Do you want to die? Because we talked to your agent and you're in the next eight episodes.'" In addition to all of the legwork and preparation, David says the book, Secrets of Screen Acting (for which he recently finished voicing the audio book version), was also helpful. David also teaches voiceover courses on and he created the Rehearsal app. Here's how the app came about. David was in his agent's office and was called to audition across town with little time to prepare. His usual process is to record his lines and his partner's lines. He would then put that recording on iTunes, so he could repeat it until he learned his lines. All he had at his agent's office was his iPhone with voice memo, which did not have a repeat function. When David got to the studio, he learned they decided to write out the part.

#023: How to Make Yourself Immune to Pain - David Goggins  

Determined to become the ‘hardest man alive,’ David Goggins is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to have completed Navy SEAL Training, the U.S. Army Ranger and Air Force tactical air controller training. Completing over 50 endurance races, Goggins has lived through the unthinkable to strengthen his mind and body. David Goggins reveals his belief in the dark power of suffering to transform in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

David talks about the struggles he faced as a child [6:08]
David discusses the importance of introspection [9:44]
David discusses a belief in suffering in order to grow [10:30]
David talks about self discovery and truth [13:35]
David shares his experience of qualifying for his first ultra marathon [19:50]
David talks about the impact of his childhood [23:04]
David shares the excruciating pain he dealt with during his race [27:46]
David talks about the dark side [30:43]
David talks about cultivating a warrior’s mindset [38:05]
David talks about his experience as a U.S. Navy Seal [40:25]
David discusses being true to yourself [43:00]
David shares his sentiments of gratitude for his life thus far [48:55]
David talks about authenticity [51:05]
David explains non-cognitive skills required for success [54:52]


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7+ Ways Cross Training Will Make You A Better, Stronger, Runner- Alan Webb, Darren Brown & Lynda Huey  

I have been thinking for a while that it is time to change it up. I loved the idea of having panel of experts on at the same time, I just needed a topic that would allow it.

Recently on my personal blog, I wrote about why runners need to cross train, even if they are not injured, and it got me thinking about cross training more and more. Until recently I was scared to cross train, I thought I was too good to cross train, and I associated injury with cross training.

We hea [...]

"Fred Eaglesmith / Cross-Canada Trike Tour IV (Quebec - Newfoundland)"

Fred Eaglesmith
Deconstructing Dinner has long incorporated music into many of our episodes. From Phil Vernon's tunes about Percy Schmeiser, Biotechnology and Terminator Seeds, to Terry Winchell's Pesticide Song and Todd Butler's Farmer Dan, there is clearly no shortage of tunes out there that help add to our weekly content.

In the second half of this episode, we meet with one musician who has long been writing pieces about farming and rural life in Southern Ontario and that is well-known bluegrass performer Fred Eaglesmith. The Juno Award winner has been compared to such icons as Woody Guthrie and Bruce Spingsteen and is the only Canadian musician to have ever held a #1 spot on the Bluegrass charts in the United States. His song John Deere has been played on the show before, and Host Jon Steinman finally had the opportunity to sit down with Fred in person and learn more about his personal history with farming and what inspires some of the heartfelt content making its way into his songs. A few tunes in particular do a great job at capturing the many crises facing Canadian farmers today. And while farmers did once flock to hear Fred perform, the messages in his music are unfortunately confirmed by those who attend his shows today. To use a title of one of Fred's songs, "Things is Changin'", because farmers are no longer in regular attendance at his shows. As Fred puts it, there are hardly any farmers left!

Cross-Canada Trike Tour IV
On May 7, 2008, Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic departed Victoria from the 0-Mile mark of the Trans-Canada Highway and embarked on a cross-Canada journey to raise awareness of Deconstructing Dinner. The pair are travelling by recumbent tricycles (or trikes).

This third installment of the Cross-Canada Trike tour begins at the Quebec border and takes us through to their final destination of Newfoundland.


Fred Eaglesmith - Musician, Fred Eaglesmith (Port Dover, ON) - Country-folk singer/songwriter Fred J. Eaglesmith was one of nine children born to a farming family in rural southern Ontario. Often employing his difficult upbringing as raw material for his heartland narratives, he issued his self-titled debut LP in 1980. He recorded infrequently throughout the remainder of the decade, releasing only two more albums, The Boy That Just Went Wrong and Indiana Road. However, Eaglesmith gradually became an underground favorite in his native Canada, thanks largely to a relentless touring schedule in tandem with bassist Ralph Schipper and mandolinist Willie P. Bennett.

Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic - Cross-Canada Cyclists, Deconstructing Dinner Cross-Canada Trike Tour (Monkton, ON / London, ON) - Cyclists Sinisa Grgic and Darrick Hahn are old high-school friends based in Southwestern Ontario and are the proprietors of Fresh Entertainment. Darrick grew up on a farm in Monkton, Ontario and Sinisa, who is originally from Croatia, moved to Canada 17 years ago.

Other Audio

People and the Land - Deep Dish TV (New York, NY) - The ongoing "farm crisis" has had a devastating impact not only on the lives of individual farm families, but also on the towns they live in and the land now taken over by the corporate farms. Shortsighted exploitation has eroded the healthfulness of the land and the food it produces. From pastors in Wisconsin to Native Americans in Utah, people around the country agree that the way out of the crisis lies in changing people's attitudes. The land and people must be seen not as resources to be consumed, but as part of a spiritual whole. Produced by Wade Britzius and Marilyn Klinkner (Whitehall, WI).

"Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV / Cross-Canada Trike Tour III"

Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food IV (Community Farms Program)

It's been a topic of discussion throughtout many broadcasts of Deconstructing Dinner: While there is clearly a widespread interest in supporting more localized food systems, the bigger picture of how such systems can be physically, economically and politically sustained is a far more complicated and serious matter.

So long as our food and farming continues to be built upon the same market-based systems of economics that govern all else, the preservation and access to farmland in close proximity to urban centres will only become increasingly harder to maintain. In most parts of the country agricultural land has become next to worthless for the production of food and we now watch cities sprawl into the fertile soil.

So what's the solution?

One solution is a project currently being expanded upon by The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) and Vancouver-based FarmFolk/CityFolk. The program is called The Community Farms Program; first mentioned on Deconstructing Dinner on April 19, 2007.

While specific to British Columbia, ths is a model that could be applied anywhere in North America.

'Community farms' represent a more holistic model of food production than the more conventional approaches. They produce additional outputs to food and fibre, such as: ecological services, bioenergy, landscape preservation, employment, cultural heritage, food quality and safety, and animal welfare.

A farm that becomes a part of the Community Farms Program is collectively owned in public trust, long-term leases are assigned for local food production, and farmers are housed on the land. Agricultural activities are small-scale and intensive, and are carried out by a group of people working collaboratively or cooperatively.

This segment uses recordings compiled by Deconstructing Dinner at the 2008 conference of the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) held in Saanich.

Cross-Canada Trike Tour III
On May 7, 2008, Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic departed Victoria from the 0-Mile mark of the Trans-Canada Highway and embarked on a cross-Canada journey to raise awareness of Deconstructing Dinner. The pair are travelling by recumbent tricycles (or trikes).

This third installment of the Cross-Canada Trike tour begins at the Manitoba border and takes us through their time in Ontario.


Ramona Scott - Manager, Agricultural Programs The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) (Victoria, BC) - In 2006, Ramona established two farm co-ops. The land was purchased and co-operatively managed by their respective communities. These operations are the first of its kind in Canada and provide models for future projects.

Heather Pritchard - Executive Director FarmFolk/CityFolk (Vancouver, BC) - Heather has over 40 years experience assisting non-profits, co-operatives and small businesses with financial planning, organizational development and personnel management. She is a member of Glorious Organics Cooperative, a certified organic farm business operating from Fraser Common Farm Cooperative in the Fraser Valley.

Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic - Cross-Canada Cyclists Deconstructing Dinner Cross-Canada Trike Tour (Monkton, ON / London, ON) - Cyclists Sinisa Grgic and Darrick Hahn are old high-school friends based in Southwestern Ontario and are the proprietors of Fresh Entertainment. Darrick grew up on a farm in Monkton, Ontario and Sinisa, who is originally from Croatia, moved to Canada 17 years ago.

"Cross-Canada Trike Tour II (Nelson, BC - Prawda, MB)"

On May 7, 2008, Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic departed Victoria from the 0-Mile mark of the Trans-Canada Highway and embarked on a cross-Canada journey to raise awareness of Deconstructing Dinner. The pair are travelling by recumbent tricycles (or trikes).

On May 15 we aired a segment featuring their departure from Victoria alongside a phone interview while they stopped over in Grand Forks, BC.

This second installment of the Cross-Canada Trike tour begins in the home of Deconstructing Dinner - Nelson, BC. Hahn and Grgic were well taken care of in Nelson, receiving complementary meals from local restaurants and support from the local co-operative grocery store.

Host Jon Steinman pulled them into the studios of Kootenay Co-op Radio and probed further into why the two were so motivated to use their cross-Canada trip to raise awareness of an independent radio show. Of greatest interest to this episode is the story of Darrick Hahn himself as he embodies many of the issues that are discussed here on the show each week.

Hahn grew up on a a conventional dairy farm in the community of Monkton, Ontario; just north of the city of Stratford. Like many young Canadians growing up on farms, Hahn left his rural community as a teenager and migrated into the city. Having most recently lived in Vancouver for the past two years, he came to recognize that the city life was far too removed from the earth and his trip across the country is symbolic of his eventual decision to move back to the farm.

His story is an important window into the lives of Canada's young rural populations.


Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic - Cross-Canada Cyclists Deconstructing Dinner Cross-Canada Trike Tour (Monkton, ON / London, ON) - Cyclists Sinisa Grgic and Darrick Hahn are old high-school friends based in Southwestern Ontario and are the proprietors of Fresh Entertainment. Darrick grew up on a farm in Monkton, Ontario and Sinisa, who is originally from Croatia, moved to Canada 17 years ago.

Episode 120: Taking a Look at the Man in the Mirror – changes on the way [PODCAST]  

Everyone who is wise will take the time periodically to examine their own desires, wants, and wishes, and who they are in light of those things. They will look at the way they live their lives, at the way they interact with other people, and they will make the changes. This episode is all about changes, particularly the changes that David is making in his own life. Those changes will include some adjustments to the publication and distribution of this podcast so make sure you take a listen so you understand where David is headed with this show. [Tweet "I’m never afraid to change, to #reinvent myself when I need to ~ David T.S. Wood"] Why you need to reassess and make changes in your life. Life throws you curveballs, and the circumstances you face will not always be the same. There's always room and even a need to adjust your thinking and your approach to the circumstances that you face day today. David's life has undergone some significant changes in the last few years and he's entering a new season of life that requires him to make some adjustments. You can hear her David has navigated these changes and what he's looking forward to on this episode. The relationships are what matter. As David’s sons are growing into men he's realizing that the time he has right now as they make that transition is a vital time of importance for him and for them. He's taking a break from many of the things that have consumed his time in recent years to spend more time with them, alongside them, helping them as they express a desire for him to do so. On this episode you'll hear David's heart as a father as he expresses it in relationship to the stage of life his sons are in. [Tweet "When life changes, YOU have to make changes ~ David T.S. Wood"] A desire to be a writer and an upcoming resource for you. As David has considered the places he has gone and the things he has done one of the things that has risen up inside of his own soul is the desire to become a writer. He feels that the experiences and knowledge he has gained in life are meant to be shared and by writing he can share them most effectively. He's currently working on a resource for his faithful listeners and followers to teach them how to create true wealth and their own lives. But he has dreams of many more books to follow. On this episode will get the details about the upcoming book and other projects David has in mind. What will it take for YOU to make the most out of the life you have? Making changes can be a very scary thing and David understands how difficult it can be. But on this episode he encourages you to take the steps necessary to make adjustments that will move your life forward, that will give you the experiences and connections that are vital to being happy. He says this as he enters his own time choices and adjustments to enrich his own life even more. You'll get a lot out of this episode so make sure you take time to listen. [Tweet "You have to truly take a look at the man in the mirror from time to time ~ David T.S. Wood"] Outline of this great episode [0:51] Why David is not sure what’s going to happen on this episode. [1:38] The transitions in David’s life and why he’s including you in the conversation. [3:02] The time to reassess and make changes. [4:32] The busy time David has experienced over the past year and how he discovered that something was not quite right. [11:06] How the story with David’s children is changing currently. [12:34] Why there will be a huge break in this podcast. [15:05] How to take an inventory of yourself and your life. [17:20] The upcoming ebook on wealth creation. [18:53] The golden handcuffs many people experience and how to avoid it. [21:15] David’s new desire and what it will require: to become a writer. [27:38] What will it take for YOU to open up space to accomplish new things? [37:00] Moving in a new direction. [46:02] What people are most afraid of.

111: David Vox 30 Days of Silence  

Operation Self Reset Episode 111: David Vox 30 Days of Silence
Today Jake is talking again with David Vox of

Jake first talked with David in episode #93 and his story and how began. Now David is back to continue his discussion about his life and his goals.

After working hard for three years, David found himself so exhausted that he needed a chance to get away and relax. He decided to go to a monastery for one month to recharge and figure out where to go from there. David thought he’d find an enlightened teacher who could help him really relax and find clarified truth in his life. Instead, David found a racist, homophobic person who had something bad to say about almost every group of people in the world. So David turned inward, searching for clarity on his own.

To his surprise, David found that clarity he had been looking for. His mind was at complete peace and he was happy and content with his life. He thought it would disappear soon, but that feeling remained and David began to examine it to figure out what it was and where it had come from. David found that when he tried to define himself by what other people wanted him to be he became limited. But when he pushed beyond that he was limitless and could become anything. “Freedom is literally a door that disappears the minute you start searching for it,” David tells us. Only when you let go of all the thoughts in your mind, do you enjoy the moment and find that freedom you’ve been looking for.

Listen in as David continues his story and talks about going beyond limits to the ultimate goal.
Here’s what Jake and David talked about in this episode:

Embracing limitless possibilities
How to separate yourself from the consuming thoughts
The ultimate goal
Story versus goals

Mentioned in this episode:

Episode #93

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