Aubrey Beardsley

  • 30: A Conversation with Aubrey Daniels

    · 01:27:11 · The Behavioral Observations Podcast | ABA | Functional Assessment | Autism | Behaviorism | Acceptance and Commitment Therapy | BCBA Ethics

    It’s not everyday that one gets a chance to chat with someone with decades of experience in Behavior Analysis. It is equally rare to do so with someone who helped pioneer the field of Organizational Behavior Management. That’s why I’m so excited to share this conversation with none other than Dr. Aubrey Daniels. Before I started this podcast, I drew up a list of potential guests. Aubrey was one of those people at the top of the list, though I doubted that he would have time for such a fledgling outlet like The Behavioral Observations Podcast. However my aspirations recently turned into reality a few weeks ago when Aubrey and I sat down to record this conversation. In this interview we cover the following: How Aubrey first got into the field, and what the Behavior Analysis scene was like at that time. How he pivoted from a career in the mental health setting to working with organizations. How to sell behavioral solutions to potential customers. The application of behavioral principles in regular education settings. Advice for practitioners who want to get into the OBM field. General advice for newly minted BCBA’s. We also spend quite a bit of time discussing listener-submitted questions. For more information about Aubrey, check out the homepage of Aubrey Daniels International here. If you’re not familiar with Aubrey, here is a short bio: Aubrey Daniels, a thought leader and internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, safety and workplace issues, is considered an authority on human behavior in the workplace. As founder and chairman of the board of directors of his consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, he and his staff help organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. Aubrey actively blogs about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues and is frequently interviewed for major media outlets. In addition to being a highly sought after keynote speaker at major association, conference and educational events, Aubrey is the author of six best-selling books widely recognized as international management classics: Bringing out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement; Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness, Other People’s Habits, Measure of a Leader, Oops! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead), and Safe by Accident?His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French and have been licensed in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Romania and Saudi Arabia. This podcast is sponsored by Britton Behavioral Consulting. Dr. Lisa Britton provides affordable, high quality, independent fieldwork supervision for aspiring BCBA’s. Group and independent supervision sessions are available. For more information, click here to reach out to Lisa.

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  • 236: Aubrey Marcus: Go For Your Win And Live Your Life's Purpose

    · 00:41:36 · Legendary Life Podcast: Fitness I HealthI Nutrition I Healthy Lifestyle For People Over 30+, 40+

    Today’s guest Aubrey Marcus is the Founder and CEO of the nutrition and lifestyle company Onnit. He’s going to share with you how he started his company and why it’s never too late to pursue your goals. Aubrey is living his dream and truth and in this interview, he’s going to teach you how to quiet the negative self-talk and enjoy life. It’s time to go for the win with Aubrey Marcus. Listen Now! Brief Bio: Aubrey Marcus founded Onnit in 2010 as a nutritional supplements brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Aubrey Marcus has since grown Onnit into an industry leader, providing innovative peak performance supplements, foods, fitness equipment, and apparel. A 20 year native of Austin, Texas Aubrey graduated from the University of Richmond in 2004 with a degree in philosophy and classical civilization. He soon founded a boutique marketing firm, specializing in brand development and ecommerce. It was during these seven years running the agency that Aubrey conceived of Onnit. Inspired by his lifelong experience as a multisport athlete — as well as his background in ancient philosophy — his goal was to create a company that empowered people to achieve their fullest human potential. With the launch of the firm’s flagship supplement Alpha BRAIN in 2011, Onnit was born. In addition to the range of products offered on Onnit.com, Onnit is sole owner of Black Swan Yoga, four time winner of the Best Yoga in Austin. Austin is also home to the Onnit Academy Gym, featuring defranco’s Gym and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu at the Onnit Academy. Aubrey is currently the host of two celebrated podcasts: Aubrey Marcus Podcast and the Total Human Optimization. He regularly makes appearances on a variety of media outlets, including the Joe Rogan Experience, The Jason Ellis Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and Entrepreneur.   In this episode, you’ll learn: How Aubrey started Onnit (5:35) Why it’s never too late to create the life you want (7:25) How to overcome hard times in life with health and fitness (16:18) Go for the win: 3 Steps to winning in life (9:25) Why truth is the new marketing (24:23) What does it mean to be a true warrior (21:47) 3 Reasons why authenticity is the key to success (31:13)   Ted’s Takeaways (40:55) We are our own worst enemy. Create a routine to help combat negative self-talk. It’s never too late to go for the win. Be authentic.   Resources: Go For the Win Online Course   Connect with Aubrey: Website Facebook  

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  • Aubrey Beardsley – hyllad och hatad dekadent dandy i svartvitt

    · 00:54:31 · Stil

    Den brittiske illustratören Aubrey Beardsleys (1872-1898) sätt att betrakta och beskriva omvärlden gjorde honom både hyllad och hatad - men framför allt omskriven. Han blev en av det förra sekelskiftets största kändisar, med en stil och ett rykte inte helt olikt en självförbrännande rockstjärnas. Han blev bara tjugofem år. Aubrey Beardsley festade förvisso och beskrevs som spöklikt mager, men anledning till hans död hette tuberkulos, en då obotlig sjukdom. Men under sitt korta liv och karriär gjorde han intryck, som gett avtryck ända in i vår tid. Han förekommer på affischer, skivomslag och i modevärlden - där hans ande svävar bland samtida illustratörer, på olika vis. Snyggt klädd var han också. I veckans STIL berättar vi mer om denne märklige man. Aubrey Beardsleys stilrena garderob var influerad av den franske poeten Charles Baudelaires tankar och texter om ”dandyism”. Genom att klä sig medvetet nedtonat, men mycket omsorgsfullt, kunde man genom sin stil markera att man tillhörde, eller ville tillhöra, en ny typ av intellektuell elit, menade Baudelaire (som själv alltid bar helsvart). Och intellektuell var Aubrey Beardsley, utan tvekan. Han slukade böcker och sög i sig kunskap som en svamp. Även böcker om medicin där han studerade illustrationerna på aborterade foster och exempel på hur olika sjukdomar kunde vanställa kroppar. Det fick han nytta av som illustratör. Men han hade även koll på modetidningar och visste vad han tyckte om dåtidens överlastade dammode – löjligt. Kvinnorna i hans illustrationer bär ofta långt mer bekväma känningar. Under andra halvan av 1960-talet ställde Victoria & Albert Museum i London ut hans bilder – som passade tidens trender. Hans bilder med erotiska och ”dekadenta” inslag snappades snabbt upp olika rockband. Beatles omslag till Revolver är inspirerad av hans stil, och han är en av personerna på omslaget av skivan Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, från 1967. De är långt ifrån ensamma om att ha inspirerats. I veckans program har vi tittat närmare på psykedeliska konsertaffischer från 1960-talets San Francisco. Under den här tiden jobbade radioveteranen Lennart Wretlind i en liten skivbutik strax söder om San Francisco. Han sparade affischerna som han nu – 47 år senare – ställer ut på Rönnells antikvariat i Stockholm.  Vi har också pratat med illustratören Liselott Watkins som ofta fått höra att hennes illustrationer påminner om just Aubrey Beardsleys. Om henne talar vi om vikten av pennor med. Och så har vi mött Sven Bertil Bärnarp som varje vecka tecknar serien ”Medelålders plus” i Dagens Nyheter. Veckans gäst är Björn Atldax, konstnär och illustratör och en av männen bakom Cheap Mondays döskallelogga.

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  • Aubrey Beardsley

    · Great Lives

    Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on the Victorian artist Aubrey Beardsley, whose shocking originality he compares to that of Alexander McQueen. Laurence's first foray into art was copying Beardsley drawings to sell at his school - with the more erotic ones fetching a premium price... Biographer Matthew Sturgis fills in the detail of Beardsley's short but extraordinary life, and Matthew Parris presents. Producer Beth O'Dea.

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  • How Can Lawyers Help Address Poverty and Eviction? A Conversation with Law Professor Raymond Brescia

    · The Center for Court Innovation - Podcasts

    In this New Thinking podcast, Raymond H. Brescia, associate professor of Law at Albany Law School, speaks with Aubrey Fox and Robert V. Wolf of the Center for Court Innovation about the role lawyers can play in addressing poverty and eviction, why New York City has been dramatically expanding funding to provide lawyers to respondents in Housing Court, debt collection cases as the next great issue for public interest attorneys, and how a good lawyer is like a patronus from a Harry Potter book. ROB WOLF: Hi. I'm Rob Wolf, Director of Communications at the Center for Court Innovation. Joining me today is Aubrey Fox, who was my colleague here at the Center for Court Innovation for about 15 years, where he helped set up a number of innovative programs that we run, including Bronx Community Solutions, and he is now helping out in various capacities as a consultant. Today, he and I are going to do a podcast together. Aubrey, let's tell listeners who we're speaking with today. AUBREY FOX: We're interviewing Ray Brescia, who is a Associate Law Professor at the Albany Law School. WOLF: Why are we speaking with him? FOX: Rob, as you know, the Center for Court Innovation is known for our work on criminal court programs and we operate criminal courts and partnership with the New York State Court system all over the city, but people may know a little less is that we also have some new experiments in the civil justice space. WOLF: Specifically, civil refers obviously to noncriminal. That's family, housing, that sort of thing? FOX: Exactly. Two of the programs that we're running now, one is called Poverty Justice Solutions, in which we assign recent law school graduates to nonprofit civil justice firms around the city, and they work mostly on housing court cases. We also have new program called Legal Hands, where we employ volunteers and train and equip them to give advice to people who are facing issues, in hopes that it can help them keep out of court in the first place. WOLF: I know Poverty Justice Solutions is focused particularly on working with people who face evictions. FOX: Yeah, I mean a lot of the nonprofit civil justice law firms in the city focus on eviction and housing court cases, and there's an immediately obvious reason why. A lot of New Yorkers face issues with their housing, and we know now that there are some very direct links between housing and poverty. People who struggle to pay their rent, if they get evicted, there are all sorts of negative consequences that accrue from that. The city is paying a lot more attention to try and intervene, and at the very least provide legal representation to people who are facing eviction in housing court. WOLF: It's both a more humane approach, trying to prevent people from losing their homes, but there's a practical aspect too, that it's going to cost the city, and impact the quality of life for both the tenants and people who live in the city if they don't prevent these evictions. FOX: Yeah, I mean there's one estimate just produced by the city council that you could save about $300 million dollars, the city that is could save about $300 million a year if it kept around 5,000 families out of shelters. It costs about $43,000 per family per year to put someone in a shelter. Obviously, if there is an appropriate way to keep them in the housing that they currently have, and thus keep them from going into a homeless shelter, then it would seem that everyone would be better off. WOLF: I guess the rationale is that without representation, they may be losing their homes, their tenancy unfairly, because they don't have the right advocate. Legally, if someone was articulating their position and their rights, they hopefully would be able to stay in their home. FOX: Yeah, I mean the housing eviction cases are often very complicated, and sometimes the existing rules and laws aren't applied because in this case, the defendant who's facing eviction doesn't know their rights, doesn't have legal representation. It's an issue that the city is really directly focused on, and as you say, not just because losing a house, your home is a huge personal crisis, but because the consequences of losing your home end up being faced by the city quite often. WOLF: Well so let's get Professor Brescia on the phone. Just so people understand, I'm actually in our office in Manhattan, you are in your special studio in New Jersey, also known as your home. Now we're going to be joined by Professor Brescia, who we're calling in his office. FOX: In Albany. WOLF: In Albany, there you go. FOX: Yes, all right. WOLF: Okay, let's get him on the line. Ray Brescia, welcome to the podcast. PROFESSOR RAY BRESCIA: Thank you very much, thanks for having me. FOX: Ray, where we wanted to start was just to get you to tell us a little bit about how you got involved in public interest law. BRESCIA: Well, it goes back to being a young person and being very concerned about politics and the world, and being very excited about things that were happening around me. I was a child of the 70's, and so there was a lot of politics that went on in the 70's. Some of my earliest memories were of the end of the Vietnam War, and then Nixon's resignation. I just have always been interested, I think it comes from a family that's very interested in political issues, and over the years as I was growing up, I realized that a lot of people about whom I was reading in the newspaper were lawyers and involved in the issues that I was interested in. That really sparked my interest in becoming a lawyer. WOLF: You've been deeply involved now in the civil side of the law and civil justice, so you've observed recently how there's been growing interest in civil justice. In fact, the city created recently an office of civil justice, and now there's talk of what's being referred to as "civil Gideon", and Aubrey and I were curious, you know if you could maybe explain what civil Gideon means. Obviously Gideon refers to the 1963 Supreme Court decision that gives people right to counsel in criminal cases. What does that mean on the civil side? BRESCIA: On the civil side, it would mean the same thing in civil cases as you see in many criminal cases, not all criminal cases. Lower level offenses, you don't have a right to counsel, but on the civil side, just like on the criminal side, when people talk about civil Gideon, they mean a right to counsel in cases where fundamental human rights are at stake, shelter, loss of benefits, things like that. If you look at sort of what the consequences are of not having counsel in a criminal case and in a civil case, in many of the more impactful civil cases, the outcome can be the same. Someone could be institutionalized, someone could be incarcerated, someone could be, you know their freedom could be restricted if they become homeless, if they have to move into a shelter. If the consequences are similar in certain civil cases as they are in some criminal cases, then the importance of counsel is similar as well. I think a lot of people don't understand, they think that there's legal aid, and so people have a right to counsel in an eviction case, but they just don't. The number of people in a place like housing court in New York, which evicts 25,000 families a year, low-income tenants who can't afford an attorney, most of them do not have access to counsel, even though we do have phenomenal legal aid programs that can provide services to low-income people and to help them prevent eviction. Short of the funding that recently came down from the city of New York, when I was practicing in housing court in New York City, a very small fraction of low-income tenants had counsel. That meant that they faced eviction without a lawyer, and eviction cases can be very complicated. I think what the de Blasio administration is doing and what city council is proposing is really going to expand access to justice in housing court, and hopefully in other settings as well, at least in New York City, to ensure that in really important cases on the civil side, like in the criminal side, people have access to a free lawyer. WOLF: Let me just throw out some numbers too related to what you said. The office of civil justice said that in 2013, only 1% of tenants in New York City housing court were represented by attorneys, but they project that with their investment of, I think $100 million, the city's investment in fiscal year 2017, 27% will be represented, one in four basically, of tenants will be represented. That would represent a dramatic shift, and would you anticipate that that would then dramatically change outcomes, you know fewer people would in fact be evicted and have to move into shelters and that sort of thing? BRESCIA: Certainly. It's going to do two primary things: One, it's going to ensure that many thousands of tenants have a fighting shot in housing court. Once you do, if you have a fighting chance, most of the time a lawyer can make a huge difference in raising important defenses, negotiating viable solutions that don't require the tenant losing his or her home, dismissing cases because the landlord's case is weak. In the first instance, many tenants who, with representation, are going to avoid eviction, period, full stop. I think a second consequence of the increased number of tenants with counsel is that landlords are going to bring fewer cases. A lot of landlords now don't have to worry about their tenant being represented, and they can bring trumped-up cases, they can bring cases that are weak. They know at the end of the day, many tenants won't even show up to fight the case because they think that there's no hope in fighting the case, because they don't have a lawyer, they don't know their rights. Many move out when they get the eviction papers, or simply sit back not knowing what they're supposed to do, and don't defend themselves. I think landlords count on that for at least a percentage of cases, and if they know that tenants are going to be represented, not only are they only going to bring the strongest cases that they can, but they're not going to bring the cases that they think they can get by on weak claims. FOX: One thing I find really interesting is you have the city investing a lot more in this area, but I guess I'm curious about the context here. What do you think is driving this idea that we should take a second look at the relationship between poverty and housing? Is it driven mostly by practical conditions on the ground, is there an intellectual momentum that has developed that is starting to reframe these issues? BRESCIA: I would like to think that there are two main drivers of seeing this issue as an access to justice issue, that is an issue that centers around the low-income people's lack of access to a lawyer. One is moral, and it's based in our fundamental belief that in our democratic system, people should have a right to defend themselves adequately in a court of law when legal claims are made against them, so that's the moral case to be made for access to justice. I think more practically that there's a fiscal case that can very easily be made for the investment of counsel. Counsel in a housing case is usually provided by a nonprofit for roughly about $3,000 a case. They're reimbursed for the number of cases that they handle for about $3,000 a case. A family that is evicted that goes through the shelter system costs the city about $30,000. If you can, by the provision of a lawyer, you can prevent that family from becoming homeless, you're saving the city and the people of the city of New York and any other jurisdiction that takes this view, you're saving them lots of money. There's an absolute moral case, but also a practical fiscal case. WOLF: It's interesting that you say the lawyer only gets $3,000, which makes me think about the attractiveness of going into civil justice law for law students today. I mean, there is a trimmed down market on the corporate or the money-making side, so to speak, of the legal profession. Is it more attractive? Are you seeing a shift? Are more law students interested in civil justice, especially as there's more interest and more need for lawyers, as there is at least a little more money to pay for them? BRESCIA: I think a lot of people go to law school, a lot of law students go to law school because they want to make a difference, and they want to do work that is meaningful that makes a real difference in people's lives. Too often, law school debt, practical reality, economic realities drive students away from those reasons that they went to law school to begin with. The more that funding is made available as the de Blasio administration is making such funding available for nonprofits to represent low-income tenants in housing court and hopefully in other settings, there'll be more opportunities for students to get back to the reasons they went to law school in the first place. FOX: We've talked mostly about housing court, but there are other types of civil legal cases. I just wonder if you want to bring up another example of the kind of case where a good attorney could really make a difference in the lives of somebody in a particular type of case. BRESCIA: Well, you know there's another area that's gotten a lot of attention lately is consumer debt. Consumers, which are everybody, people, can mount up consumer debt from an old credit card, from an old cell phone bill, maybe they move, they don't get the last bill, and penalties can accrue, and the consumer can face a lawsuit in court for a $200 bill with fines and penalties can quickly become something that escalates and grows into a two, three, $5,000 bill that the filing of a lawsuit against them alone will impact their credit score. They find that their wages are garnished, their bank accounts are frozen, they can't pay their rent, they can't buy things like medications or food. Another area where lawyers can make a real difference, I mean it's hard to say that fewer defendants get represented in consumer debt cases than in housing court cases, because in 1% of housing court cases, the tenant has representation, but it's actually less than 1%, at least in New York City, according to research that the Urban Justice Center did years ago, less than 1% of tenants have representation. That can have a real impact on people's lives, and can spiral into an eviction case if they can't pay their rent, or a hospitalization if they can't get medication to keep them out of the hospital. That's another area, and these are very straightforward cases, they're often very strong defenses, that a pro se person, someone without a lawyer, doesn't really know how to raise such defenses, but with a lawyer, that defendant can easily raise very strong defenses and often get the cases dismissed. Our experience has been, and lawyers who do this work, that the mere presence of a lawyer in a case is enough to get the plaintiff to simply withdraw the case, that they don't want to fight it because they know that there are so many strong defenses that will be raised by a lawyer who is worth his or her salt. It's like in Harry Potter, it's like the character, you know they can call out their character that helps them defeat the evil beings, it's not a Horcrux. WOLF: Their patronus. BRESCIA: Their patronus, exactly, thank you very much. You know it's like a patronus, you can call forth your lawyer and the plaintiff just runs away. WOLF: Well, it sounds like a situation that is also ripe for abuse then, that as you said with housing cases, if people bringing these consumer cases, these debt cases, knew a lawyer would be there, they're less likely to even bring the case because they know that there maybe isn't a lot of substance to it. I wonder, what about the Center for Court Innovation, in collaboration with several partners also has a program called Legal Hand, which basically gives advice to pro se litigants. They can go to a community walk-in storefront situation and get some advice, and I wonder, short of providing an attorney, and perhaps in some cases where an attorney, there isn't enough money to give everyone an attorney yet, but at least giving them some legal advice, how useful is that, do you think? Does that also have a practical impact? BRESCIA: I think it does. You have to do what we call in the legal services world "effective triage". You have to identify cases where they're relatively straightforward, where advice alone is enough to arm the tenant with the information, or whoever the party is, the party seeking the information, that it's a straightforward case where simple information would be enough to prepare him or her to defend him or herself in court or in an administrative proceeding like a welfare hearing or the DMV, wherever it is. It depends on a number of factors, I think the first factor is the complexity of the case. Is it a case where straightforward information that's easy to understand is enough, so the person can defend his or her rights? Then it will depend also on two other things, I think, what's at stake, and then the ability of the individual in the context he or she finds him or herself in, to use the information obtained effectively. Things that are, where there's high risk, you know Warren Buffet doesn't deal with issues, billion dollar deals without a lawyer, someone who's facing an eviction or the loss of a child or the termination of welfare benefits, given what's at stake, it's very difficult to say to that person, although we do it every day, "You don't get a lawyer." With what's at stake, I think that's another factor to think about because of the risk of loss of what's at stake. Then, is this individual someone who can manage the case with a little bit of information, or is it someone because of disability or because of the complexity of the case, can't handle the issue on his or her own? You sort of have to go through a series of questions to triage each case to determine, is this a case where a little bit of information is going to be enough so that person can protect his or her rights, or are there enough of these variables that say, "Wait a minute, this is a person who needs full representation."? WOLF: Well, thank you so much for taking the time to talk with Aubrey and me today. BRESCIA: Thank you for having me. FOX: Thanks Ray. WOLF: We've been speaking with Ray Brescia, who's an associate professor at Albany Law School, and he's been speaking with us about trends in civil justice and some of the exciting things that have been happening here, particularly in New York City. To find out more about the Center for Court Innovation and some of our civil justice programs, and in fact all our programs, you can visit us at our website at www.courtinnovation.org. I am Rob Wolf, director of communications, and my cohost today is Aubrey, you want to say who you are again? FOX: I'm Aubrey Fox, and I'm going to try to find a patronus after this interview's over. They sound useful. WOLF: Thanks everyone, and thanks for listening.

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  • Changes 'That Don't Roll Back': Using Technology to Institutionalize Innovation

    · The Center for Court Innovation - Podcasts

    Kevin G. Kelly, deputy commissioner of NYC Business Customer Service in the New York City Mayor's Office, discusses how the city uses technology to improve efficiency and radically restructure how businesses interact with government. January 2013  KEVIN KELLY: Create a new operating normal so that there is no other way to do it. And that's really the way to use powerful levers like technology to make changes that don't roll back. ROB WOLF: I'm Rob Wolf, director of communication at the Center for Court Innovation. With me today is Aubrey Fox, the Center for Court Innovation's director of strategic planning. Today we're looking at how technology can be used to improve government and institutionalize innovation. Helping us explore these issues is Kevin G. Kelly, deputy commissioner of NYC Business Customer Service in the New York City Mayor’s Office. Thanks for hosting us in your office today. KEVIN KELLY: My pleasure. ROB WOLF: You've been working at the intersection of technology and government for a number of years, particularly helping change the way businesses interact with city agencies. How important has technology been to that effort and what have you been able to achieve? KEVIN KELLY: Well technology has been a fundamental building blocking driving innovation and radically restructuring how businesses interact with the city. And if you find a process that's in a manual state, or that's paper-based, or that requires people to go from their place of business to a city location in order to fill out a form and pay a fee with a money order, bringing technology to bear so that they can enter their information remotely, pay for things online with a credit card, and manage their transactions with the city using technology has really enabled us to take what had been a series of fragmented and paper-based processes, and bring them into the 21st century. AUBREY FOX: Can you give us some concrete examples of where technology has changed how a customer interacts, or how a citizen interacts with the city? KEVIN KELLY: So prior to the city building a website called NYC Business Express, there were no licenses or permits or certifications that businesses required online. In all cases, those papers needed to either be mailed in or brought into a physical location, so on NYC Business Express, there's now 57 licenses, permits, and certifications that a business can go online, create a very simple account, select the licenses and permits that they need for their business type, pay with a credit card, and send all of the data to a city agency for processing. AUBREY FOX: And I can imagine that the opportunities to use technology to improve these processes are endless. How do you choose what you focus on? KEVIN KELLY: That's a great question. So start at one end of the spectrum, which is sort of Nirvana. If you had $10 billion in 10 years, you could replace every existing legacy system and mainframe, and then think about practical elements. The amount of money that's available, how much time the disruption to business is, etc. The best possible solutions are ones that allow us to leave, to the extent possible, systems that are fundamentally sound in place so that from a customer perspective, things are radically transformed. They can do things over the web, they can access the Internet, they can create an account, they can transact with the city. They don't know what's going on behind the curtain. And what's behind the curtain is sort of an aggregation of technology solutions leveraging, to the extent possible, the good and the sound and the viable that's there, with targeted, specific system switch-outs in cases where it was impossible to mold or extract value out of something that was already in place. AUBREY FOX: I think it's important to say that you're using technology to try to meet a policy goal, which is to increase access to business activity. KEVIN KELLY: The other component piece that I would add is that when you make it so difficult to understand what it is that you're supposed to do in order to be in compliance. There are businesses that will move forward with their business plan anyway and they are, you know, just sort of taking a chance that they're not gonna get caught. So wrapped up in the economic development objective is also increasing compliance, and increasing the quality of compliance that business have with oversight agencies like the fire department, and the department of buildings, and the health department. AUBREY FOX: Does your department have the freedom to choose where you go? I mean can you survey a city business and say, now I want to look at problem x, now I want to look at problem y? KEVIN KELLY: We have a tremendous amount of latitude inside of some fairly well understood parameters. So for NYC business customer service, anything that touches on city and, in certain cases, other government oversight requests and demands on the part of businesses are part of what we're focusing on and working on. So it could be regulatory analysis, taking a look at all those laws and requirements associated with licenses and permits and thinking about ways to simplify the "what" of it. It could be operational transformation, which is the "how" of it. How you change the way in which things get done. It could be learning and planning, instructional, or producing videos that are designed to show businesses elements of oversight requirement that potentially would require 15 pages of text, but if you show someone in a video what you're talking about, it can be 30 seconds, or two minutes, or two and a half minutes. ROB WOLF: So are there issues around the mayor's achieved certain fundamental shifts and changes, and you want to embed those changes in this technology? I mean is that part of it as well? KEVIN KELLY: It's not so much embedding the changes in the technology. It's using the technology to create a new operating normal so that there is no other way to do it. And that's really the way to use powerful levers like technology to make changes that don't roll back. Because the easy changes are policy changes. "I hereby declare that...", you know, or executive orders or, you know, things that happen at 50,000 feet—change with administrations, change with different commissioners, etc. But when you operate at the operational and technological level, and you change the way things were done and create the way things are done, and you make it impossible for things to be done in the way that they were, then you've effectively guarded against roll back. And the only thing that you need to concern yourself with when you're integrating technology into operational processes is to remember that not everyone can access the Internet. Not everyone is comfortable accessing the Internet. Some people need support. Some people have language barriers, some people have other types of disabilities. So you transform your current customer service locations or processing centers that are seeing lots of over the counter traffic from everyone, because everyone has to do it this way. Those locations should be for the people who need help. ROB WOLF: It's hard for me to visualize a policy change at the 50,000 feet that you described, that then surfaces in a drop-down menu on an online questionnaire or something. Can you give an example of how you would take something that— KEVIN KELLY: Sure, lots of examples. So if an administration or legislative body decides that people who are looking for certain types of social service should not have to go through intake 15 times, right? So you can have a policy that says data sharing among social service agencies will be utilized in order to reduce the number of times someone has to fill out duplicate forms. Then what that can translate into is a website that has a uniform sort of data capture front end, right? A form that has the three fields that everyone uses— name, address, phone number, email address, social security number, etc. And then, and on the back end, that same data packet could be sent to multiple agencies to process someone for specific services, but it doesn't mean that that person has to over, and over, and over supply the same information. AUBREY FOX: Creating a new normal. That seems like the power of technology at its best. Would you say that's correct? KEVIN KELLY: Yes. Technology is without a doubt the single most powerful tool that can be used in a service delivery realm to create a new operating normal. But in and of itself, it doesn't necessarily do the trick. So the business process re-engineering has to happen. You have to analyze what the oversight or policy objectives are, and I think sometimes where folks get in trouble—not just in government, in private sector it happens all the time as well—is when they think of technology as an end rather than a means, and they become enamored of a technology for itself, as if in and of itself it was something that was worthy of admiration, or worthy of consideration. ROB WOLF: We've been talking with Kevin G. Kelly, who is the deputy commissioner of NYC Business Customer Service in the New York City Mayor’s Office. Thanks so much, Kevin, for taking the time to talk to us. KEVIN KELLY: It was my pleasure. Thanks very much for your interest. ROB WOLF: If people want to just get a sense of some of the innovations we're talking about, is there a web address they can go to to learn more? KEVIN KELLY: Sure. So one would be www.nyc.gov/businessexpress, and you can look at the one stop tool that we've built for businesses to make it easier to start to operate and expand in the city. Another website would be www.nyc.gov/nbat, which is the website for the city's new business acceleration team that works with food service establishments in a quicker, more efficient manner. ROB WOLF: That's great, well thank you very much. I'm Rob Wolf, director of communication at the Center for Court Innovation, and I've been here with— AUBREY FOX: Aubrey Fox, the director of strategic planning. ROB WOLF: And to find out more about Center for Court Innovation or to listen to our podcasts, you can go to our website at www.courtinnovation.org. You can also download our podcasts on iTunes. Thank you very much for listening.

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  • WWE Raw 12/1/14 review with Adam Cole & Brennan Williams

    · Straight Shoot

    Ring of Honor & PWG standout Adam Cole (http://www.twitter.com/adamcolepro) and NFL free agent Brennan Williams (http://www.twitter.com/GREATBLACKOTAKU) join Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss the December 1, 2014 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, the incendiary CM Punk interview and the upcoming TLC pay-per-view! Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona: 0:01 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 1:34 Brennan Williams intro 4:06 Adam Cole intro 10:28 Was Aubrey the only one who was irritated at the commercial break that interrupted Ryback's stalling vertical suplex on Luke Harper? 12:19 Who is a better professional wrestler, Dolph Ziggler or John Cena? 22:10 How surprised are you that Erick Rowan has become the best thing ever? 27:31 The show ended with Erick Rowan attacking with steel stairs, including Big Show. Is there any concern that Rowan's actions aren't appropriate for a babyface? 32:09 Support Straight Shoot by buying a shirt at straightshoot.bigcartel.com 34:40 Is any part of the CM Punk situation a work? 38:38 Brennan's personal interaction with Ryback at a show 40:15 What do you think about unions in wrestling? 45:45 How much of what Punk says about WWE is really any different from anyone else who has worked a job where they don't actually own the company? 54:54 How much is CM Punk to blame for working injured, not seeing a different doctor, etc? 57:53 Does anything in the Punk interview affect Adam's desire to perform in WWE? 1:00:20 Listeners, what do YOU think of the Punk interview? Leave a comment! 1:02:46 Is New Day racist? 1:08:33 After a week of New Day, how are you liking the stable so far? 1:11:40 Why would WWE have New Day lose in their RAW debut? 1:16:19 What rivalry are you looking forward to the most, Cena vs Rollins, Ryback vs Kane, Ziggler vs Harper, or Rowan vs Big Show? 1:21:02 Naomi being inserted into the story for the Mizdow/Usos title feud, yay or nay? 1:23:32 Where you can find Adam Cole online 1:24:24 Where you can find Brennan Williams online 1:25:32 #SSRETRO Wrestlemania 6 Wednesday 6 ET/3 PT 1:26:21 #STRAIGHTSHOOT next week with Solomonster and Jeff Schiller 1:26:55 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Goodbye Shots Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey and follow this week's featured supporter, Jonny Moffat at http://www.twitter.com/jmoff29. Check out Aubrey's webcomic KING MAUL at http://www.kingmaul.com Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB Watch the original video version at http://www.youtube.com/aubreyrex, and for more information on live STRAIGHT SHOOT episodes, check out http://www.aubreysitterson.com

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  • 26: Dick Beardsley - I Couldn't Be Happier

    · 00:30:58 · C Tolle Run

    Carrie goes for a walk with the legendary Dick Beardsley! He discusses his struggle with addiction, his passion for the sport, and moving back to Minnesota to open a Bed and Breakfast in Bemidji.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Recorded June 16, 2017 Dick Beardsley Dick Beardsley is a best selling co-author and champion - in running and in life. Although his competitive running career as an elite athlete ended in 1988, Dick is still one of the top American distance runners of all time, reflected with a time of 2:08:53 in the 1982 Boston Marathon. Best known for his 1982 Boston Marathon "Duel in the Sun" with Alberto Salazar, Dick is also a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier. He is a two-time winner of the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, with a time of winning 2:09:36 and winner of the first London Marathon, with a time of 2:11:48 in 1981.  Dick is also the course record holder for the Napa Valley Marathon, with a winning time of 2:16:20 in 1987. Dick is more than a running champion, he is a fighter. After a series of near-fatal accidents and a journey of self-discovery, Dick has turned his life around and is enjoying life to its fullest. Dick has held and continues to hold several running camps and offers online coaching in efforts to help people reach their fitness goals. Dick and his wife, Jill, are also the Innkeepers and owners of the beautiful Lake Bemidji Bed and Breakfast.

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  • TMHS 224: Unconventional Exercise And Creating An Alpha Brain - With Aubrey Marcus

    · 01:12:25 · The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle

    There are many paths to our fitness goals. Some will get you there faster than others. And some will get you there so overly yolked that you look like crossfitting, keto eating Hulk Hogan. Having 24 inch pythons like Hulk Hogan probably isn’t the goal for everyone. But getting to our body composition and fitness goals injury-free is. We’ve become strangely trapped in our linear movements in exercise today. Press with both arms in one direction with equal weight (i.e. bench press), squat up and down with both legs with equal weight (i.e. barbell squats), pull yourself straight up with total symmetry (i.e. strict pull ups), and these are the basics of our exercise programs today. Don’t get me wrong, those movements are all valuable and popular for a reason. But, we may have gotten so set in those movements that they may have put us at a disadvantage when it comes to moving in the real world. In reality… in life, and in competition, very rarely are you facing resistance that’s perfectly balanced on both sides of your body. That said, a healthy, almost necessary adjunct to training for life is to have unconventional resistance, unbalanced stressors that our body’s have to adapt to, and tools that make it easier (and safer) than that nutty buddy who has the picture of himself doing barbell squats while standing on top a swiss ball on social media. For unconventional training, there’s one person who jumps right in my mind. He’s the man behind one of the biggest brands in the world in natural nutrition and unconventional training. He didn’t just create a company, he created a movement. And this movement has athletes the likes of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas from the Seattle Seahawks, UFC champion Tyron Woodley, and hundreds of thousands of everyday people from all around the world getting Onnit and transforming their bodies and their lives. Aubrey Marcus is in the house and he’s dropping some serious knowledge bombs! Click play, focus in, and enjoy! In this episode you'll discover: What growing up around athletes can instill in a child’s mindset. Why having a coach that makes you feel bad can be counterproductive. How to find more balance in helping our kids to decide their path in life. What unconventional training means. Why today’s typical training methods do not mimic reality. How unconventional exercises can help to injury-proof your body. Where the kettlebell originated and what it’s best applications are. What some of the biggest mistakes with the kettlebell swing are. Why steel clubs and steel maces were developed for warriors. The #1 exercise someone with muscle imbalances from their sport (like swinging a baseball bat or golf club from the same side for years) needs to be doing. Why battle rope exercises meet a need that no other conventional HIIT method can deliver. Why battle ropes are great tools for people who are just beginning to get in shape and for experienced exercisers as well. What it means to become physically literate. What some of the greatest athletes on the planet carry in their mindset (this is valuable!). How Aubrey was able to bypass “parasitic capitalism” and create a real movement. What rigorous, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies were able to reveal about the Alpha Brain supplement. The truth about caffeine and why it’s not an ideal long-term solution for focus and energy. Why feeling that you’re not enough is one of the biggest hindrances of success. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/Model

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  • 085: Aubrey Marcus | Go For Your Win

    · 00:41:54 · Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside

    Every single one of us is looking for more out of life. If you're not, you probably need to get that figured out. That said, it's difficult to see beyond the reality you've set for yourself. My guest today, Aubrey Marcus, Founder and CEO of Onnit, joins me to talk about how you can uncover your mission, train the essential skills, overcome the resistance, and go for your win. AUBREY MARCUS Aubrey Marcus is the Founder and CEO of Onnit, a nutritional supplements brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Since 2010 he has grown his business into an industry leader, with over 250 products ranging from peak performance supplements to foods, fitness equipment, and apparel. Aubrey has a degree in philosophy and classical civilization and has a background in brand development and eCommerce. Inspired by his lifelong experience as a multisport athlete — as well as his background in ancient philosophy — his goal was to create a company that empowered customers to achieve their fullest human potential. And, if that's not enough, he is also the host of two celebrated podcasts: Total Human Optimization and the Aubrey Marcus Podcast. PODCAST SPONSOR: Sheath Underwear Whether you’re reading books and building your mind or making sure everything is where it’s supposed to be when running or working out, having the right tools is critical. Enter Shealth Underwear. Sheath Underwear was founded and, more importantly, created by a two-time Iraqi Combat veteran so you they’ve addressed the issue with what happens to your manhood when you’re working out in the heat. Specifically, Sheath Underwear has a pouch designed to keep everything in place so you’re not adjusting when you should be focused on something else. I’m not going to explain it all because, frankly, you get the idea. Just go over to http://www.sheathunderwear.com and use the code “orderofman” at checkout for a 25% discount. You and your manhood can thank me later. Please leave us a review at http://www.orderofman.com/itunes Shownotes: http://www.orderofman.com/085 Website: http://www.orderofman.com Podcast Sponsor: Sheath Underwear: http://www.sheathunderwear.com Use "orderofman" at checkout for a 25% discount.

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  • ep 05: Aubrey Plaza

    · 01:40:10 · Anna Faris Is Unqualified

    You're in for a real treat today! In this week's episode of "Unqualified," Anna and cohost/producer Sim Sarna welcome one of the most unique comedic talents in Hollywood: the one and only Aubrey Plaza! Listen as they discuss Andy and April's relationship from "Parks and Rec," and Aubrey's audition for "Star Wars." Among other hilarious moments, Anna and Aubrey consider their preferred murder weapons and why mens' balls smell like stale cheerios. The gang also calls two of their movie star friends for an uncensored conversation that's sure to have the internet buzzing! (Hint: they're co-stars in an upcoming movie.) Later, Anna, Sim and Aubrey offer unqualified advice to a woman having trouble navigating shared friends post-breakup, and try to help a man hopelessly in love with a woman who's about go back home to Australia...where she has a boyfriend. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE! And be sure catch Aubrey in DIRTY GRANDPA (co-starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro) opening nationwide January 22nd! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We'd love to hear from you. Thanks, and don't forget - new episodes release every Tuesday! Credits: Cohost and Produced by: Sim Sarna @simsarna Technical Producer: Mike Flinn @realmikeflinn Social Media and Co-producer: Alycia Lancey @alycialancey Theme song by: Mondo Cozmo @mondocozmo Website by: Will Plyer Twitter: @unqualified IG: @unqualified Follow Anna at @annakfaris Facebook.com/annafarisisunqualified Submit your questions: www.annafarisisunqualified.com

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  • WWE SummerSlam 2015 review with Roderick Strong

    · Straight Shoot

    PWG World Champion Roderick Strong (http://www.twitter.com/roderickstrong) joins Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss, recap and review WWE SummerSlam 2015, NXT TakeOver and talk about Roddy's match against Kazuchika Okada at ROH Field of Honor. Order the NEW, limited edition STRAIGHT SHOOT shirts at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Order the SKALD Vol I ebook (and/or leave a good review!) at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012C03Q6K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B012C03Q6K&linkCode=as2&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=HUYLKUWYC4JJ5UT2 Timestamps courtesy of Will Steaks (http://www.twitter.com/wsteaks): 0:36 Dope new Straight Shoot shirt 0:56 Roderick Strong introduction 2:00 Ring of Honor chitchat 6:06 Roderick’s new contract signing 8:54 Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro 10:16 Owens’ ability to do cool moves yet still generate heat 13:27 Are Owen’s and Cesaro getting buried? 14:47 Los Matadores vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players 18:00 State of WWE tag team division 19:22 What are the Prime Time Players missing? 21:18 Genius way the New Day continues to get boos 23:20 What’s the deal with Lucha Dragons? (Seinfeld voice) 27:10 Aubrey tells you how you can get those dope new Straight Shoot shirts 29:17 Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar 33:00 The boys chat about Brock’s blood shed 34:50 Aubrey talks about this match compared to Taker/Brock Wrestlemania match 37:10 Bizarre Taker/Brock finish breakdown 39:59 How do we feel about more Taker/Brock matches? 41:10 Aubrey shares what bothers him most about Taker/Brock finish 42:20 Who’s the biggest opponent that Brock could face today? 43:37 Seth Rollins vs. John Cena 47:56 Jon Stewart’s interference in the match and his new BFF, “The Architect” 50:00 Is Jon Stewart gonna be apart of upcoming storylines? 50:50 What’s next for Seth Rollins/what would you like to be next? 58:40 Was the lack of any big heel turn or swerve at Summer Slam (not counting Stewart) disappointing? 1:00:22 Roderick talks about Alicia Fox standing out in the Team PCB vs. Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D. match 1:01:45 Discussing all the Diva’s being in factions 1:03:39 What Diva singles match would have been better? 1:06:55 Roderick has some issues with Nikki Bella’s ring work 1:10:19 Stephen Amell & Neville vs. Stardust & King Barrett 1:15:39 What Aubrey loved about the finish 1:16:29 Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev (Has Dolph figured it out?) 1:17:57 Thoughts on how the women are being used in the Dolph/Rusev feud 1:21:16 Ryback vs. The Miz vs. Big Show (Thoughts on Ryback stealing a win) 1:24:21 Where you can see Roderick Strong wrestle next 1:25:27 Not post RAW Straight Shoot tomorrow, but NXT Takeover and more on Thursday’s This Week in Wrestling with Marvel’s Ryan Penagos, Heather Jeannine and Chris Veuleman! Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/STRAIGHTSHOOT and follow this episode's featured supporter at http://www.twitter.com/thatguytone1 Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB

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  • WrestleMania 31 review with Roderick Strong

    · Straight Shoot

    PWG World Champion Roderick Strong (http://www.twitter.com/roderickstrong) joins Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to review the WWE WrestleMania 31 pay-per-view, including WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, Sting vs. Triple H, United States Champion Rusev vs. John Cena, Nikki Bella & Brie Bella vs. AJ Lee & Paige, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match featuring Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Stardust, R-Truth and Luke Harper. Timestamps courtesy of Robert Caron (http://www.twitter.com/therobertcaron): 0:01 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 1:27 Roderick Strong Introduction 2:54 Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship 5:57 Thoughts on Set Rollins Cashing in the Money in the Back Contract and becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion 6:20 Roddy removes his shirt 6:43 What does it mean to be World Champion? 8:55 Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar Protected by Finish 10:13 Red Means Green: Thoughts on Brock Bleeding 12:59 Aubrey and Roderick break down the crowd cheering Roman Reigns during his entrance 16:27 Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt 21:09 How much longer for The Undertaker? And who would be his retirement match? 27:47 On the traditional Straight Shoot Scale of 1-1,000,000, how bad do you want to see Ronda Rousey wrestle a WWE match? 30:14 Rusev vs John Cena for the United States Championship 33:54 How John Cena won the crowd over by the end of the match 36:08 Excited for the future of the United States Title 38:47 AJ Lee & Paige vs Nikki Bella & Brie Bella 41:29 Are people kicking out of finishers too much? 43:35 Sting vs Triple H 49:44 What do you think about HHH winning? 53:45 Scott Hall takes a wrestling bump 57:06 Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins 1:00:13 Was that the best RKO of all time? 1:00:58 Is Randy Orton underrated? 1:03:48 Aubrey gives this year's WrestleMania two firm thumbs up 1:05:52 Breaking down the Intercontinental Title Ladder Match, Daniel Bryan as new Intercontinental Champion, as well as Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Luke Harper, Stardust & R-Truth 1:11:31 Everyone got their chance to shine in the Ladder Match 1:13:41 Who is the next challenger to the Intercontinental Title? 1:18:48 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal 1:22:01 What effect will Hideo Itami's role have on his career? 1:27:33 Straight Shoot tomorrow after RAW with Chris Hero and Ramon Villalobos. New episodes of SKALD every Thursday on skald.podomatic.com 1:28:50 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order the two new limited edition STRAIGHT SHOOT shirts at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/STRAIGHTSHOOT and follow this week's featured supporter, Santiago Orona at http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB For more information on STRAIGHT SHOOT, or to watch the original video version, head to aubreysitterson.com!

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  • WWE Royal Rumble 2015 review with the Lucas Brothers and Ramon Villalobos

    · Straight Shoot

    Kenny & Keith Lucas (http://www.twitter.com/lucasbros), the stars of the Lucas Bros. Moving Co., join Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss, recap and review the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble, including WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, the Royal Rumble Match and the rest of the card! Plus, a special run-in from STRAIGHT SHOOT regular, Marvel Comics artist Ramon Villalobos (http://www.newcoolmeat.com). Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona) 0:33 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 1:57 Lucas Brothers introduction 3:00 Thoughts on Roman Reigns winning the Royal Rumble 8:45 If Daniel Bryan had lasted longer, but not won, would you have been happier? Also, more thoughts on the Rumble, including Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, The Rock, Rusev and Mizdow 16:06 Were you shocked Randy Orton didn't show up? 18:43 Daniel Bryan and Tyson Kidd's Rumble interaction + Mizdow 21:05 On a scale from 1 to 1 million, how disappointed were you that D-Von Dudley didn't show up? 23:50 Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title 33:17 New Age Outlaws vs The Ascension 40:11 Watch Lucas Brothers Moving Co. Thursday nights at midnight on FXX 45:00 Bray Wyatt eliminating Daniel Bryan was intended to get him heat, but instead, the fans were upset at WWE. Was this bad execution on WWE's part? 46:25 Ramon Villalobos introduction 48:54 The Bellas vs Paige & Natalya 55:15 Usos vs Miz & Mizdow for the Tag Team Titles 1:01:32 The New Day vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro 1:07:09 Was Curtis Axel ever eliminated? 1:08:17 Will somebody be added to the Lesnar vs Reigns title match at Mania? 1:10:18 Was Bray's heat from Daniel Bryan's elimination wasted by him not ending up in the Final Four? 1:11:53 If Rollins cashes in and wins the title before Mania, do you think Reigns vs Rollins would be a better match than Reigns vs Lesnar? Would Reigns vs Rollins make the fans happy? 1:14:35 After the Bryan elimination, how could WWE have won the crowd back? 1:18:48 Is this Roman Reigns' Rocky Maivia moment? 1:21:38 Straight Shoot tomorrow after RAW with Brennan Williams & Andy Belanger. Straight Shoot Retro (GAB 1990) this Wednesday 4 ET/1 PT with Sam Roberts 1:23:07 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB Download the audio-only podcast on... iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/straight-shoot/id799157038 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aubrey-sitterson/straight-shoot?refid=stpr PodOmatic: http://straightshoot.podomatic.com/ For more information on STRAIGHT SHOOT, or to watch the original video version, head to aubreysitterson.com!

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  • WWE Raw review 12/15/14 with Alex Levine & Ramon Villalobos

    · Straight Shoot

    Gaslight Anthem's Alex Levine (http://www.twitter.com/alexgaslight) and Marvel Comics' Ramon Villalobos (http://www.newcoolmeat.com) join Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss the December 15, 2014 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw and fallout from WWE TLC! Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona) 00:34 Aubrey's Welcome Straight Shoot Shout 2:28 Ramon Villalobos introduction 4:08 Alex Levine introduction 5:44 What's better, last night's tables match or tonight's John Cena/Seth Rollins match? 8:18 Did seeing Brock Lesnar earlier in the night lessen his impact at the end? 15:20 Chris Jericho's fashion choices and music references 18:26 How dated 1990s promos sound today 24:35 Lana, and her promo with Jericho 31:40 Are you excited for Ryback and Rusev? 33:27 If Ryback loses, what does it do to his main event prospects? 36:17 The Ascension promo 38:08 New Day 42:40 Did this match need the commentary to sell it? 45:22 The benefits and/or hindrances of New Day using the "Freebird Rule" 49:28 Roman Reigns and Fandango's interaction 55:48 Was Ramon surprised #DaGawdRandyOrton didn't return last night? 58:13 Are you surprised with Erick Rowan's direction? 1:00:00 Big Show and Kane's roles as a gatekeepers for WWE 1:04:51 What was your favorite match from TLC last night? 1:06:03 Considering Dolph Ziggler had the MOTY at TLC and won the IC title, is it disrespectful to him or the title that he was in a tag team match tonight? 1:13:38 Did Dolph blade? If so, is tonight's treatment proof of that? 1:16:00 Alex's new clothing line, Tiger Cuts (tiger-cuts.com) and where to find Alex online 1:16:58 Where to find Ramon online 1:17:36 #SSRETRO WCW Capital Combat Wednesday 6 ET/3 PT 1:18:09 Update on Best of Straight Shoot episodes for December 23 and December 30 1:19:20 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey and make sure to follow this week's featured follower, Brian Evenson, at http://www.twitter.com/MysticRhythms87 Check out Aubrey's webcomic KING MAUL at http://www.kingmaul.com Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB For more information on STRAIGHT SHOOT, or to watch the original video version, head to aubreysitterson.com!

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  • WWE TLC 2014 review with Max Landis

    · Straight Shoot

    Screenwriter/director Max Landis (http://www.twitter.com/uptomyknees) joins Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss, review and recap WWE TLC 2014, including Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt, John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Ryback vs. Kane, Miz & Mizdow vs. The Usos, Erick Rowan vs. Big Show and the rest of the card! Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona) 0:33 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 2:08 Max Landis introduction 7:24 Bray Wyatt vs Dean Ambrose 16:46 Can we do away with these forced gimmick PPVs, and just bring out TLC and Hell in a Cell matches when they fit better into a storyline? 23:06 Rusev (c) vs Jack Swagger for the US Title 28:22 Ryback vs Kane 29:37 Big Show vs Erick Rowan 33:50 John Cena vs Seth Rollins 35:54 Roman Reigns' involvement 37:20 More on John Cena vs Seth Rollins and John Cena/Brock Lesnar's booking 45:26 Nikki Bella (c) vs AJ Lee for the Divas Title 51:24 With NXT killing it earlier in the week, are you a little surprised that there wasn't more of a "step it up" feel to tonight? 55:42 The Miz/Mizdow (c) vs The Usos for the Tag Team Titles 1:01:26 Luke Harper (c) vs Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title 1:08:00 Match of the Night 1:11:30 Was it a problem that Mizdow didn't get tagged in during the Tag Title match? 1:12:07 What are the chances J&J Security get a Tag Title match against Mizdow? Would you enjoy it? 1:13:47 Which wrestler came out looking the best tonight, and where do they go from here? 1:17:08 Where you can find Max Landis online 1:18:00 #STRAIGHTSHOOT Tomorrow with Alex Levine and Ramon Villalobos 1:18:26 #SSRETRO Wednesday 6 ET/3 PT with Jeff Schiller ( #TOYSPOTTING ) WCW Capital Combat (The Return of Robocop!) 1:19:50 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey and make sure to follow this week's featured supporter, Brent Wentworth at http://www.twitter.com/brent_wentworth Check out Aubrey's webcomic KING MAUL at http://www.kingmaul.com Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB For more information on STRAIGHT SHOOT, or to watch the original video version, head to aubreysitterson.com!

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  • NXT TakeOver: R Evolution 2014 review with Sam Roberts & Matthew Timmons

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    Sirius XM's Sam Roberts (http://www.twitter.com/notsam) and KayfaberMetrics.com's Matthew Timmons (http://www.twitter.com/matthewtimmons) join Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss NXT TakeOver: R Evolution 2014, including Sami Zayn winning the NXT Title, Kevin Owens' debut and turn on Zayn, Hideo Itami & Finn Balor and the rest of the card! Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona): 0:33 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 4:20 Matthew Timmons introduction 6:04 Sam Roberts introduction 8:09 On a scale from 1 to 1 million, how delighted were you that Kevin Owens turned on Sami Zayn? 11:54 What did you think of the match between Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville? 13:00 What did you think about Adrian Neville as a heel? 16:41 Are there spots in the main event that you really enjoyed? 19:53 What did you think about Corey Graves on commentary? 23:00 Kevin Owens vs CJ Parker 25:32 Why was the NXT crowd cheering the Vaudevillians? 26:41 Is it the fans' fault that the Vaudevillians aren't getting heat, or their own? 31:22 Baron Corbin vs Tye Dillinger 33:53 Is there more money in Baron Corbin or Bull Dempsey? 39:00 Hideo Itami & Finn Bálor vs The Ascension 45:55 What do you think of WWE teasing Hideo Itami teasing the GTS? 51:49 Why is NXT so much more consistently entertaining than the main WWE roster? 55:44 Are the NXT divas given more prestige and focus than divas on RAW? 1:00:32 Charlotte vs Sasha Banks 1:05:53 What do you think of The Ascension moving up to the main roster? 1:07:36 How much trouble will Sami Zayn get into for dropping all those f nukes? 1:09:24 Did the blood, and the way Kevin reacted to it, add to the match? 1:14:00 Can TLC possibly top this show? 1:18:08 Erick Rowan vs Big Show TLC preview 1:21:48 TLC post-show with Max Landis 1:22:07 #STRAIGHTSHOOT This Monday Ramon Villalobos and Alex Levine 1:22:23 #SSRETRO Capital Combat 1990 Wednesday Dec 17 6 ET/3 PT 1:24:42 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey Check out Aubrey's webcomic KING MAUL at http://www.kingmaul.com Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB For more information on STRAIGHT SHOOT, or to watch the original video version, head to aubreysitterson.com!

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  • WWE Raw 12/8/14 review with Jason Solomon & Jeff Schiller

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    Internet wrestling maven Jason Solomon, aka the Solomonster (http://www.twitter.com/solomonster) and STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO's Jeff Schiller, aka aVanillaMidget (http://www.twitter.com/avanillamidget) join Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.aubreysitterson.com) to discuss the December 8, 2014 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw and the upcoming TLC pay-per-view! Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona) 00:36 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 2:39 Jeff Schiller introduction 4:05 Jason Solomon aka Solomonster introduction 5:23 Did you enjoy the end of tonight's RAW as a go home show for TLC? 7:25 Discussion about the length of RAW and how that relates to NXT 12:01 Discussion about how wrestlers debut, specifically New Day 15:45 Thoughts on John Cena vs Big Show 22:05 What would have been a better match than John Cena vs Big Show to lead into the ending of tonight's RAW with all the outside involvement? 30:32 Charlotte's RAW debut 41:41 ROH Final Battle 46:04 CM Punk in UFC 48:59 Is it a good business decision for UFC to bring in CM Punk? Does bringing in CM Punk damage UFC's legitimacy? 1:01:56 Kofi Kingston vs Stardust, and a discussion about both their careers 1:08:51 Is it possible in 2014 to create god-kuje figures the same way WWE created Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior in 1990 (Go watch/listen to the most recent Straight Shoot Retro show on Wrestlemania 6) 1:15:30 Match of the Year 1:19:08 Superstar of the Year 1:25:24 Finding Solomonster online 1:25:54 Finding Jeff Schiller online. #TOYSPOTTING 1:26:12 NXT R(Evolution) post-show with Sam Roberts and Matthew Timmons 1:26:53 TLC post-show with Max Landis 1:27:18 Next Monday after RAW: Alex Levine and Ramon Villalobos 1:27:44 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Order Johnny Ryan's STRAIGHT SHOOT t-shirt and more at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Help support STRAIGHT SHOOT for as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey Check out Aubrey's webcomic KING MAUL at http://www.kingmaul.com Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB Watch the original video version at http://www.youtube.com/aubreyrex, and for more information on live STRAIGHT SHOOT episodes, check out http://www.aubreysitterson.com

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  • RETRO: WrestleMania VI: The Ultimate Challenge

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    Jeff Schiller (http://youtube.com/user/toyspottingtv) and Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.facebook.com/aubrey.sitterson) talk about WWF WrestleMania VI: The Ultimate Challenge, featuring Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes and more! Order the RED MEANS GREEN shirt with art by Johnny Ryan at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona): 0:34 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 3:03 Historical Background 9:36 Koko B Ware vs Rick Martel 14:15 The Colossal Connection (c) vs Demolition for the Tag Team Titles 18:52 Hercules vs Earthquake 22:15 #TOYSPOTTING Subscribe to toyspottingtv on YouTube 23:53 Mr Perfect vs Brutus the Barber Beefcake 27:59 Roddy Piper vs Bad News Brown 32:40 The Hart Foundation vs The Bolsheviks 34:00 Tito Santana vs The Barbarian 37:13 Dusty Rhodes & Sweet Sapphire vs Macho Man & Sensational Sherri 47:32 Promos from Bobby The Brain Heenan, Demolition, Hulk, and Warrior 51:53 The Rockers vs The Orient Express 57:50 Jim Duggan vs Dino Bravo 1:00:37 Jake Roberts vs Ted DiBiase 1:09:28 Big Boss Man vs Akeem 1:12:28 Rhythm and Blues/Bushwhackers segment 1:14:23 Jimmy Snuka vs Rick Rude 1:16:21 Hulk Hogan (c) vs Ultimate Warrior (c) in The Ultimate Challenge 1:21:46 Should WWE have turned Hulk Hogan heel in the match? Would a follow up face/heel feud between the two have done more to push Warrior as the top guy? 1:23:00 The Greatest Wrestler of All Time...of the Week! 1:24:12 #SSRETRO Capital Combat Wed December 17 6 ET/3 PT 1:26:03 #STRAIGHTSHOOT This upcoming Monday with Solomonster and Jeff 1:26:14 Aubrey's Goodbye Straight Shoot Shots Help keep STRAIGHT SHOOT going by pledging as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB Watch the original video version at http://www.youtube.com/aubreyrex, and for more information on live STRAIGHT SHOOT episodes, check out http://www.aubreysitterson.com

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  • RETRO: WCW WrestleWar 1990: Wild Thing

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    Jeff Schiller (http://youtube.com/user/toyspottingtv) and Aubrey Sitterson (http://www.facebook.com/aubrey.sitterson) talk about WCW WrestleWar 1990: Wild Thing, featuring Ric Flair, Lex Luger, the STeiners, Brian Pillman, the Road Warriors, Cactus Jack and more! Order the RED MEANS GREEN shirt with art by Johnny Ryan at http://straightshoot.bigcartel.com Timestamps courtesy of Santiago Orona (http://www.twitter.com/iamsantiorona) 0:01 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Welcome Shout 1:22 Historical Background 7:41 The Dynamic Dudes vs Buzz Sawyer & Kevin Sullivan 16:57 Norman the Lunatic vs Cactus Jack Manson 25:56 #TOYSPOTTING Subscribe to toyspottingtv 26:57 Rock n Roll Express vs The Midnight Express 35:00 Road Warriors vs The Skyscrapers 42:24 Brian Pillman & Z Man vs The Freebirds for the NWA US Tag Team Titles 48:54 The Steiner Brothers vs The Andersons for the NWA World Tag Team Titles 59:28 Lex Lugar vs Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 1:14:14 The Greatest Wrestler of All Time...of the Week! 1:16:24 #SSRETRO Wrestlemania 6 Next Wednesday 6 ET/3 PT 1:18:47 Aubrey's Straight Shoot Goodbye Shots Help keep STRAIGHT SHOOT going by pledging as little as $1/month at http://www.patreon.com/aubrey Sign up for a free Audible.com trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/straightshoot Help STRAIGHT SHOOT by ordering a wrestling book (or anything else) at http://www.amazon.com/lm/R12EC6Z7A93V4Y/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&lm_bb=&tag=aubreysitcom-20&linkId=M2ELWIRSLQCDJZAB Watch the original video version at http://www.youtube.com/aubreyrex, and for more information on live STRAIGHT SHOOT episodes, check out http://www.aubreysitterson.com

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