Bill Burr

  • Episode 224 - Burr in the Saddle (Pat Novak, Johnny Dollar, & Fort Laramie)

    · 01:32:29 · Down These Mean Streets (Old Time Radio Detectives)

    Before he achieved TV immortality as Perry Mason, Emmy Award-winner Raymond Burr could be heard on radio in a number of detective and crime dramas. In honor of what would have been the legendary actor’s 100th birthday, we’ll hear Burr in three of his old time radio performances. First, he’s Inspector Hellman, the bull-headed thorn in the side of Pat Novak For Hire. Burr co-stars with Jack Webb in “Marcia Halpern” (originally aired on ABC on February 27, 1949). Then, Burr goes bad in “The Henry J. Unger Matter” (originally aired on CBS on July 20, 1950), an adventure of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar starring Edmond O’Brien. Finally, we’ll head west to hear Burr as Lee Quince, captain of cavalry, in “Playing Indian” (originally aired on CBS on January 22, 1956).

  • Mad Max Fury Road (with David Burr) GCS065

    · Go Creative Show

    Today we discuss the brilliant cinematography of Mad Max: Fury Road with second unit Director of Photography David Burr. We get a behind the scenes look into all of the incredible challenges and innovations that made this film an instant classic. The Go Creative Show is supported by Kessler - Rule Boston Camera - Shutterstock The Song of the Week Listen to this weeks full track: Gladiators by Cymatix Spotlight: David Burr, ACS David Burr’s cinematography career spans over 30 years with countless feature and short films, but today he’s here to discuss his recent mega-blockbuster hit Mad Max: Fury Road. As the second unit Director of Photography, David was responsible for many of the stunning action sequences and we discuss all the behind the scenes secrets that made this film an instant classic. Then we discuss the role of a second unit Director of Photography. What are their responsibilities, how do they interact with the director and cast, and how you can break into this field. The switch from 3D to 2D Using Alexa cameras The challenges of shooting in the desert Using Canon 5DII and Olypus OM-D for crash cams How a leaf blower became their essential tool A crane dug into the sand was the key to one of the most iconic shots The strategy behind center framing and super fast cuts Shooting day for night The responsibilities of a second unit on a film production and more... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));These photos correspond with Episode 065Provided by David Burr, ACS Director of Photography (action unit)Posted by Go Creative Show on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 SOME LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: David Burr on IMDB Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Official Website for BC Media Productions SUBSCRIBE: SHOW SUPPORTERS: Kessler - Innovative Tools for Filmmaking Rule Boston Camera - Buy. Rent. Create. PremiumBeat - Premium Royalty-Free Music and Sound NewsShooter - Making the real world look as good as cinema Shutterstock - Premium Footage and Images

  • Show 1281 Firewall with Bill Whittle 3 of 3

    · American Conservative University Podcast

    Show 1281 Firewall with Bill Whittle 3 of 3   Watch the entire play list at-    This ACU Show is a collection of many 4-5 minute youTube videos from Bill Whittle.   Visit The American Conservative University Podcast for over 1200 free audio shows from the best Conservative Talent in the world! Visit-   A BRIEF HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS Published on Jul 30, 2014 In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"     BILL WHITTLE: THE CASE FOR ISRAEL Published on Jul 23, 2014 As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS -- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions -- right here in America, Bill Whittle makes the historical and moral case for Israel, and shows just who, indeed, are the tyrants and aggressors in the Middle East   BILL WHITTLE: IT TAKES A SUPERHERO Published on Jul 16, 2014 The Progressives say "It Takes a Village," and when confronted with the wealth that comes from people VOLUNTARILY paying for the large and small increases in quality of life, reply, "You Didn't Build That!" YES YOU DID. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle tells us why the village is failure and why It Takes a Superhero.   BILL WHITTLE: WHERE DO YOU LIVE, MARK ZUCKERBERG? Published on Jul 9, 2014 The crisis on the Mexican border is worsening by the hour. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle hammers home three devastating points regarding the dangerous legal precedents, the morally gray areas, and the hypocritical pose of unearned moral superiority on the part of those proposing amnesty and open borders.   BILL WHITTLE: GET TO WORK! Published on Jun 25, 2014 Everywhere we look today we see SCANDAL FATIGUE gripping the nation. It's bad enough that Leftist policy has crippled the national economy; in his latest FIREWALL he explains why you shouldn't let the Clown Car Cavalcade of Incompetence cripple YOUR economy as well. Watch and discover why America is bigger than these weenies at their worst.   NOT ONE OF US Published on Jun 18, 2014 A Nation is a family. And those that swear an oath to defend that nation form a tighter family -- one that depends on the loyalty of each member to protect their very lives. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle discusses the cultural disconnect not only of Bowe Bergdahl, but of the people who traded five deadly terrorists for his return.   BILL WHITTLE: WHY BENGHAZI MATTERS Published on Jun 11, 2014 In his latest, hard-hitting FIREWALL, Bill Whittle provides a moment-by-moment breakdown of the events leading up to the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, a detailed analysis of who was doing and saying what as the attack was underway, and chronicles the following ten days of deceptions and lies on the part of the White House and the State Department, throwing a clear, cold and unflattering light on the competence and character of the President and Secretary of State.   DANGER! DANGER! Published on Jun 4, 2014 In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle talks about fathers and sons, heroes and cowards, as seen from the viewing port of the Jupiter 2.   Bill Whittle: The Wolf, the Bear and the Lambs Published on May 28, 2014 In the latest FIREWALL, Bill shows why you don't have to look very far very back at all to see ugly echoes of an ugly time.   Bill Whittle: My Friend Failure Published on May 20, 2014 Bill Whittle talks about our inalienable right to fail our way to happiness.   Bill Whittle: Gaslighting Published on May 14, 2014 You're not crazy. The Obama Administration will just keep GASLIGHTING you until you think you are.     Look up and subscribe to American Conservative University on iTunes.



    "I know you're coming at me hard about this sports thing." - Bill Burr; "You know I'm coming! You know I'm f*cking coming!" - Michael Rapaport; "Alright let's do it, we're friends, you've got a good Snapple in you, let's go!" - Bill Burr; "The people have asked for this!" - Michael Rapaport; Tom Brady. Bill Belicheck. The Patriot Way. GoodFellas. Bill Cosby. Worldwide (Phenomenon) Stand Up Comedy. Bill Burr. Michael Rapaport. I AM RAPAPORT. PART 2: WAR is LIVE! Check out Part 1 in what the streets are calling the greatest two part blockbuster of the Summer.

  • Episode 15 – Dick on Bill Burr

    · 01:32:40 · The Dick Show

    Download the MP3 The alchemy of a bender, Hillary Clinton halts and catches fire, the black vote, my life coach’s secret Twitter account, Bill Cosby’s Democracy in America, I learn what is an AA, Denzel’s dream body, my workout routine, my reaction to Bill Burr’s reaction to me and the ensuing inception, the media; all … Continue reading "Episode 15 – Dick on Bill Burr" The post Episode 15 – Dick on Bill Burr appeared first on The Dick Show.

  • 668: Will and Intuit Lead Small Business FinTech Space?

    · 00:29:20 · The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life

    René Lacerte. He’s the founder and CEO of, the leading business payments company. He’s a fintech industry vettor and has been working to simplify business payments since 1999, when he founded PayCycle, which was later acquired by Intuit in 2009. is now working to help bridge the digital divide between banks and businesses by partnering with 3 of the top US banks and 45% of the top hundred accounting firms. He believes that banks play a critical role in the advancement of fintech. While technology advancement since Silicon startups are divided by or driving much of the industry change, René believes that banks are and will remain the center of the financial universe for quite some time. Famous Five: Favorite Book? – The Advantage What CEO do you follow? – Pete Kight Favorite online tool? — Dropbox How many hours of sleep do you get?— 6-7 If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – “Don’t stress over the hard decisions”   Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:22 – Nathan introduces René to the show 02:07 – Andy from Wealthfront disagrees that banks will remain to be the center of the universe 02:27 – makes close to $40B a year 02:32 – The average transaction is $1700 to $2000 03:16 – “We make doing business really easy” 03:17 – automates the back office of businesses 03:24 – They take all the paperwork, workflow, payments and integration with the accounting software 03:40 – charges per seat, per subscription and transaction fees 04:15 – The subscription model is their main revenue stream 04:36 – charges .49 cents for every electronic payment and $1.49 for paper 05:30 – The fintech space is a natural viral coefficient space 06:00 – had $110M from venture capital 06:12 – René was 32 when he started PayCycle, in 1999 06:20 – René worked in Intuit prior to PayCycle and stayed there for 5 years 06:34 – René had some experience innovating products from Intuit 06:54 – René grew up in a family of entrepreneurs 07:04 – One of René’s grandfather’s businesses is an automatic data processing company 08:26 – René’s father went back to college to understand more about business 09:16 – The idea of is that there’s a better way to take advantage of technology to make payroll easier 09:58 – helps define and automate the back office 10:06 – PayScale does online payroll and started with household payroll, which Intuit doesn’t want to do 10:47 – PayScale raised $150K 11:23 – PayScale was acquired by Intuit for $170M 12:21 – Average number of paying customers of 13:16 – “If we get customers active and get them using it, they don’t churn” 13:26 – They’re active when they already have paid for 14:04 – Average customer pay per month is $100 14:15 – You can try it for the first month, for free 15:00 – automates some of their tools to make the customer feel that they need the product 15:18 – does A/B testing to check how they can get their customers engaged 15:52 – is adding thousands of new businesses a month 16:56 – René tracks how many months the payback will be when it comes to CAC 17:23 – Payback target is 10-13 months 18:07 – LTV is around 5 years 18:48 – René has raised $50M 19:39 – René’s strategy is to maintain a strong relationship with VC 19:53 – Team size is 225 20:10 – was launched in 2008 21:07 – isn’t selling anything and not partnered with anybody, today 22:45 – The Famous Five   3 Key Points: It is important to engage your customers. Banks are and will remain to be the center of the financial universe. Hard decisions and their consequences will pass, so don’t let them bother you too much.   Resources Mentioned: The Top Inbox – The site Nathan uses to schedule emails to be sent later, set reminders in inbox, track opens, and follow-up with email sequences Organifi – The juice was Nathan’s life saver during his trip in Southeast Asia Klipfolio – Track your business performance across all departments for FREE Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments Host Gator– The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible Audible– Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5-hour drive) to listen to audio books Freshbooks – Nathan doesn’t waste time so he uses Freshbooks to send out invoices and collect his money. Get your free month NOW Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

  • Episode 78-Bill Burr-Your Mom's House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura

    · 01:43:07 · Your Mom's House with Christina P. and Tom Segura

    Bill "Gingery" Burr enters the mommy dome for a lengthy, laugh-filled conversation. A true sportsman, Burr talked football with Tom until Christina started snoring. The three talked comedy - mainly Burr's stories of hanging at the Comedy Cellar in NYC and everything that was great (and terrifying) about being around the late Patrice O'Neal. We talk about shit-talking online and when people share too much -in person and on Facebook. Bill gets fired up about getting bodyscanned at the airport and why you should never use your debit card. Mike Singletary, Would You Rather, Bears and more! What type of denim are you wearing today?!  PS- don't forget to download Bill's new special for only $5 at

  • #60 - William Bernstein - “The More Comfortable You Are Buying Something, in General, the Worse the Investment It's Going to Be"

    · 00:58:01 · The Meb Faber Show

    In Episode 60, we welcome the great William (Bill) Bernstein. Bill starts by giving us some background on how he evolved from medicine to finance. In short, faced with his own retirement, he knew he had to learn to invest. So he studied, which shaped own thoughts on the matter, which led to him writing investing books, which resulted in interest from the press and retail investors, which steered him into money management. After this background info, Meb jumps in, using one of Bill's books "If You Can" as a framework. Meb chose this as it starts with a quote Meb loves: "Would you believe me if I told you that there's an investment strategy that a seven-year-old could understand, will take you fifteen minutes of work per year, outperform 90 percent of financial professionals in the long run, and make you a millionaire over time?" The challenge is the "If" in the title. Of course, there are several hurdles to "if" which Meb uses as the backbone of the interview. Hurdle 1: "People spend too much money." Bill gives us his thoughts on how it's very hard for a large portion of the population to save. We live in a consumerist, debt-ridden culture that makes savings challenging. Meb and Bill discuss debt, the "latte theory," and the stat about how roughly half of the population couldn't get their hands on $500 for an emergency. Hurdle 2: "You need an adequate understanding of what finance is all about." Bill talks about the Gordon Equation, and how investors need an understanding of what they can realistically expect from stocks and bonds - in essence, you really need to understand the risks. Meb steers the conversation toward investor expectations - referencing polls on expected returns, which are usually pegged around 10%. Using the Gordon Equation, Bill's forecast comes in well-below this (you'll have to listen to see how low). The takeaway? Savings are all the more important since future returns are likely to be lower. This leads to a great conversation on valuation and bubbles. You might be surprised at how Bill views equity valuations here in the U.S. in the context of historical valuation levels. Bill tells us to look around: Is everyone talking about making fortunes in stocks? Or quitting good jobs to day trade? We don't see any of these things right now. He's not terribly concerned about valuations. Hurdle 3: "Learning the basics of financial and market history." Meb asks which market our current one resembles most from the past. Bill tells us it's a bit of a blend of two periods. This leads to a good discussion on how higher returns are more likely to be coming from emerging markets than the U.S. Hurdle 4: "Overcoming your biggest enemy - the face in the mirror." It's pretty common knowledge we're not wired to be good investors. So Meb asks the simple question why? And are there any hacks for overcoming it? Or must we all learn the hard way? Unfortunately, Bill thinks we just have to learn the hard way. He tells us "The more comfortable you are buying something, in general, the worse the investment it's going to be." Bill goes on to discuss the challenge of overconfidence and the Dunning-Kruger effect (there's an inverse correlation between competence and belief one has in their competence). Meb asks if there's one behavioral bias that's the most destructive. Bill answers with overestimating your own risk tolerance. You can model your portfolio dropping 30% and think you can handle it, but in when it's happening in real time, it feels 100% worse than how you anticipated it would. Hurdle 5: "Recognize the monsters that populate the financial industry." Basically, watch out for all the financial leeches who exist to separate you from your money. Bill tells us a great story about being on hold with a big brokerage, and the "financial porn" to which he was subjected as he waited. There's way more in this episode: Bill's thoughts on robos... What Bill thinks about any strategy that moves away from market cap weighting (Bill thinks "smart beta" is basically "smart marketing")... How buying a home really may not be a great investment after all... Cryptocurrencies... and even Meb's "secret weapon" of investing. All this and more in Episode 60.

  • EP 469: SharkTank Sunk Him, Then He Won Big With $1.4M with Revestor CEO Bill Lyons

    · 00:18:03 · The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life

    Bill Lyons, a successful real estate entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Revestor is in the business of helping real estate investors find profitable properties to rent out as short and long term rentals. He also helps identify properties for quick profits. Famous Five: Favorite Book? – Slash What CEO do you follow? –  Tony Robbins Favorite online tool? — Rapportive Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes If you could let your 20-year old self know one thing, what would it be? – “That when you get to your 30’s, a week is like a day, a month is like a week and year is like a month and slow down. Do what you can today”   Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:48 – Nathan introduces Bill to the show 02:27 – Revestor started in 2012 02:37 – Revestor is now focused short-term Airbnb properties 03:08 – Bill is asking $ 250,000 for 10% in short-term properties 04:10 – Bill was in Shark Tank in November 2012 04:25 – Bill got 15,000 users but never got over 1,000 paid users 04:38 – Bill can’t raise money after the show 05:02 – In 2013, Bill started a mortgage company 05:06 – In 2014, Bill did $ 500,000 in revenue 05:10 – In 2015, Bill did $ 1.7 million in revenue 05:14 – 2016, Bill is about to hit $ 5.5 million in revenue 05:34 – Bill has been investing for the past few months in Revestor 05:58 – Revestor did 0 revenue in 2016 06:10 – The subscription plans were not working so they refunded them 06:24 – Bill built a better platform to invest in Airbnb 06:33 – Revestor re-launches on November 1st of 2016 07:10 – Customers can see daily rent data in the website of Revestor 07:20 – Revestor’s main data source 07:34 – Revestor is paying $ 6,000 a month for the API 08:25 – The properties in Revestor are for sale 08:35 – The website will show you how you will earn when you purchase a property 09:22 – Users can enter their own interest rate in the website 10:00 – Revestor is pulling data from resources to come up with average daily rent 10:40 – “You’re not going to get a good cash flow in San Diego on a long term basis” 11:18 – They are working with a PR company 11:38 – Mortgage is Bill’s passion 12:13 – Email list is 30,000 13:40 – Connect with Bill through his Instagram and website 15:20 – The Famous Five   3 Key Points: Learn from your experiences. Don’t let other people predict your business. Start from where you’re good at. Things are far easier when you already know what to do. Do what you can today. Resources Mentioned: Toptal – Nathan found his development team using Toptal  for his new business Send Later. He was able to keep 100% equity and didn’t have to hire a co-founder due to quality of Toptal  developers. Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible. Freshbooks – The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts. Leadpages  – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+ Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books. – The site Nathan uses to book meetings with one email. Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments. Drip – Nathan uses Drip’s email automation platform and visual campaign builder to build his sales funnel. @bill_lyons – Bill’s Instagram account– Bill’s website Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

  • Ep78 - Bill Burr

    · The Bryan Callen Show

    Bryan sits down with comedian, Bill Burr. As with other comics associated with The Opie & Anthony Show, in 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV. In the game, Bill plays Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned. Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

  • Bill Burr -- The Comedian's Comedian

    · 01:16:47 · The Tim Ferriss Show

    This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans alive, and someone that many of you requested for years. Rolling Stone called Bill “the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor,” and when we were finally able to talk, he did not disappoint. In this wide-ranging conversation we explore: How Bill found his way into standup comedy Why he enjoys going for an encore after he’s been booed The transformation from a “squeaky clean” comedian to offending everyone How learning can serve as powerful therapy The importance of enjoying success And much, much more This interview comes from my television show Fear(less), where I interview world-class performers on stage about how they’ve overcome doubt, conquered fear, and made their toughest decisions. You can watch the entire first episode with illusionist David Blaine for free at (To watch all episodes, please visit [] DIRECTV NOW). We recorded three hours of material and only one hour was used for the TV show. This podcast episode is almost entirely new content that didn’t appear on TV.   Please enjoy this hilarious conversation with Bill Burr. This podcast is brought to you by FreshBooks. FreshBooks is the #1 cloud bookkeeping software, which is used by a ton of the start-ups I advise and many of the contractors I work with. It is the easiest way to send invoices, get paid, track your time, and track your clients. FreshBooks tells you when your clients have viewed your invoices, helps you customize your invoices, track your hours, automatically organize your receipts, have late payment reminders sent automatically and much more. Right now you can get a free month of complete and unrestricted use. You do not need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month and see how the brand new Freshbooks can change your business, go to and enter "Tim" in the "how did you hear about us" section. This podcast is also brought to you by Shopify. With the help of Shopify, many readers of my blog -- first-time business owners -- have ended up making millions of dollars each with their side gigs. Back in 2009, I helped create Shopify's Build a Business, which is now the world's largest entrepreneurship competition. The goal of this competition is to entice would-be entrepreneurs to get off the couch and make things happen, and all you have to do to qualify is open a store on Shopify and start selling. Top sellers in each category then have the exclusive opportunity to learn from mentors and experts like Tony Robbins, Daymond John, Seth Godin, Sir Richard Branson, and me a location like Oheka (aka Gatsby's) Castle or Necker Island. Listeners to this show can go to to sign up for a free, 30-day trial and get access to video courses that will help you get started -- including How to Quickly Start a Profitable Dropshipping Store with Corey Ferreira and some goodies from me. Check it out at today!



    Michael is in the West Coast Gloom Tomb with the lone red rabid wolf, comedian Bill Burr. They first met making the movie "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy and are collecting their $42 residual checks to this day. They talk Bill's stand up comedy mentality, how he gets better, what he's working on for his act and what he's learned from other great comedians. Michael and Bill still love working on and watching movies but Michael doesn't f*ck with comic book movies (even though he'd be in one). Since Michael has done so many movies Bill wants to know if Michael knows if a movie is going to be bad when he gets to set. Michael has a special story about a film with a big name star that he did that he calls "a piece of sh*t" and why it was a f*cking disaster. The gloves start to come off in this one! This episode is not to be missed! Stay tuned for BILL BURR - PART 2: WAR.

  • #1115 An enormous tax cut for the rich disguised as health care

    · 01:15:08 · Best of the Left - The best of progressive and liberal talk

    Air Date: 06/27/2017 Today we take a look at the enormous amount of damage the latest version of the GOPs vision of health care would inflict on the nation and keep our eye on the ultimate goal of a Medicare-For-All system Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Sen. Ron Wyden on the Secret Republican Health Care Bill - On The Media - Air Date 6-16-17 Ch. 3: Song 1: ​Ask - The Smiths Ch. 4: Act 2: CBO reveals just how bad the senate bill is, confirms that everyone hates it - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-26-17 Ch. 5: Song 2: ​The Oligarch - Ephemerals Ch. 6: Act 3: Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren Republicans Won't Make Healthcare Bill Public Because It's AWFUL - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date 06-21-17 Ch. 7: Song 3: ​Dawn Departure, Jefferson County - Black Prairie Ch. 8: Act 4: The death spiral we're creating for Medicaid - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 6-22-17 Ch. 9: Song 4: ​You're a Disaster - Dragonette Ch. 10: Act 5: How we get from here to a single payer system - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 6-21-17 Ch. 11: Song 5: ​See you in the light - Michael Franti And Spearhead Ch. 12: Act 6: The AHCA Is Public, and Republicans Are Officially Out To Kill Us All - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 06-23-17 Ch. 13: Song 6: ​Le Moulin - Yann Tiersen Ch. 14: Act 7: Support Grows For Single-Payer Medicare-For-All Plan Instead of Massive Cuts to Healthcare - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 06-23-17 Ch. 15: Song 7: ​Keep On Moving Forward - Emma's Revolution Ch. 16: Act 8: Time for Democratic Party leaders to get going – or go - Jim @HightowerNews - Air Date 6-20-17 Ch. 17: Song 8: ​Basique - Little People Ch. 18: Act 9: STOP TRUMPCARE via @IndivisibleTeam and - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 19: Song 9: ​This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 20: Act 10: Mitch McConnell's unconscionable health care bill - Primary Concerns from @NewRepublic - Air Date 6-27-17 Ch. 21: Final comments on Bernie Bros and the movement to remove Nancy Pelosi Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: TAKE ACTION Call & tweet at the 15 Senators most likely to vote against Trumpcare with Trumpcare Toolkit  Get info and call scripts on Trumpcare from Indivisible Guide's Stop Trumpcare Toolkit  Find a Town Hall with EDUCATE YOURSELF  CBO Analysis Endangers GOP Health-Care Bill (The Atlantic)  The Latest: 5th GOP senator opposes debate on health bill ( Senate GOP health-care bill's tax cuts would be a big boon for the rich, analysis says (CNBC) The most devastating passage in the CBO’s report on the Senate health bill (Vox) The Senate Health-Care Bill Is Morally Indefensible (The Nation) Republicans Spent the Weekend Lying Their Faces Off About Health Care (The Nation) Police drag away protesters in wheelchairs from Mitch McConnell’s office (Salon) Sean Spicer: America Either Passes GOP Plan or Adopts Single Payer (The Ring of Fire) Opinion: The GOP says its healthcare bill will protect those with preexisting conditions. Um, no it won’t (LA Times) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Like at Contact me directly at Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

  • TDP 680: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP08 - The Lie of the Land

    · 00:15:35 · Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast

    @TinDogPodcast reviews    The Lie of the Land" is the eighth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Written by Toby Whithouse, it was broadcast on 3 June 2017 on BBC One. "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. Continuing on after Bill (Pearl Mackie) gives her consent to the Monks, she and Nardole(Matt Lucas) have to find a way to rescue the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) after he is imprisoned, and end the Monk's invasion of Earth. It is the third and final of three loosely connected episodes called "The Monks Trilogy".   Synopsis The Monks are rulers of the Earth, and appear to have been on Earth for millions of years, guiding human development. Bill and a few others are aware of the truth: the Monks have only been present on Earth for six months. Those who hold this view are imprisoned for "memory crimes". The Doctor appears on television praising the Monks' guidance over humanity. Bill keeps herself grounded in reality by imagining that she is talking with her long-dead mother, based on pictures the Doctor gave her. Nardole, also aware of the truth, locates Bill and helps her to find the prison hulk where the Doctor is thought to be a captive. Inside, after a team of commandoes swarm inside, the Doctor tells Bill he is cooperating willingly with the Monks, believing that humanity was doomed without their guidance. Bill becomes distraught and shoots the Doctor, who appears to begin regenerating, but quickly stops. The entire scenario is revealed to have been a test by Nardole, the Doctor and the team, to make sure Bill was not under the influence of the Monks. At the university where the Doctor and Bill work, they enter the Vault to talk to Missy, who says she has encountered the Monks before. She confirms the Monks maintain control by broadcasting a signal containing the false history to their subjugated victims via the numerous statues they have built across Earth, enabled by a psychic link established through the person who originally gave "consent"; Missy claims she defeated them during her own encounter by killing that individual. The implication is that Bill must die as the one who gave consent on Earth. Believing there is another solution, the Doctor, Bill, Nardole, and the commandoes infiltrate the Monks' pyramid in London so that the Doctor can hijack their broadcast with his own mind to break the psychic transmission. In the central chamber, the Doctor attempts to link his mind to the controlling Monk, who after a struggle overpowers the Doctor. Bill intends to sacrifice herself, linking her own mind to the Monk's despite the Doctor's protests. The Monks' broadcast is replaced with images of Bill's mother, which the Doctor recognises is a strong and loving memory in Bill's mind. Humanity wakes up from the Monks' lies and revolts against them. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole watch as the Monks abandon Earth. Sometime later, the Doctor and Bill find that most of humanity have no recollection of the Monks. In the Vault, Missy expresses remorse for those she has killed. Continuity[edit] In images showing the Monks' aid to humanity, clips from the stories "Blink", "Nightmare in Silver" and "Into the Dalek" are shown. Later a clip from the "The Pilot" was seen, as well as several still images from past episodes of the new series.[2] Magpie Electrical, which first debuted in "The Idiot's Lantern" and recurs throughout the revival series, is shown as the shop where Bill watches one of the Doctor's broadcasts.[3][4] Outside references Missy briefly plays selections from Eric Satie's Gnossienne No. 1 and Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on her piano.[2] Production The read-through for "The Lie of the Land" took place on 11 January 2017. Filming took place, alongside the subsequent episode "Empress of Mars", from 16 January to 22 February 2017.[2] In Missy's initial scene, the visual of her eyes superimposed over a panning shot is an homage to a similar scene from the 1996 film.[2] Broadcast and reception The episode was watched by 3.01 million overnight, the series' lowest overnight rating in its history, after the rating of 3.10 million for Battlefield in 1989. This was due to the episode being placed directly against the Britain's Got Talent finale.[5] It received an AI of 82.[6] Critical reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) 90%[7] Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score) 6.74[7] The A.V. Club B-[8] Entertainment Weekly B[9] SFX Magazine 5/5 stars[10] IndieWire B[11] IGN 8.7 [12] New York Magazine 3/5 stars[13] Radio Times 2/5 stars[14] Daily Mirror 2/5 stars[15] "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews, with "a number reviewers finding it the weakest story in the season so far".[16] The episode currently holds a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site's consensus reading ""The Lie of the Land" closes a significant chapter for Doctor Who's tenth season -- yet leaves some major characters' fates tantalizingly open."[7]  

  • 比尔的宽松裤 Bill's Baggy Pants (附原文)

    · 冬冬读英文故事

    Bill's mom bought him some new pants. The pants were very big and baggy. They had lots of pockets. Bill's mom sent him to the store. "I can put the groceries in my pockets," said Bill. "I'd like some potatoes, please," said Bill to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper helped Bill fill his pockets with his potatoes. "I can't walk!" said Bill. "My pants are much too heavy." Bill took all the potatoes out of his pockets. Suddenly, the wind began to blow up Bill's pants. They got bigger and bigger and bigger. "Oh no!" shouted Bill. "I'm floating away!" Bill floated high up into the sky. He floated over the town and waved to his mom in the yard. Bill's mom didn't see him. "Look at me, Mom!" shouted Bill. Suddenly, a bird pecked Bill's pants. They went sssssssssss! Bill's pants got smaller and smaller. "Look out! I'm coming down," he shouted. Bill landed next to his mom in the yard. "You got home quickly!" she said.

  • Bill Burr

    · 01:31:30 · Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp

    Sometimes with my podcast I like to imagine it as if I were teaching a university course on stand up comedy. That is why it was an absolute joy for me to sit down with Bill Burr and pick his brain about comedy and his thoughts on the importance of turning over a new hour show every year or two. Personally, for me Bill is one of the most exciting comedians working today. Onstage he is a tempest. He is like watching a major storm develop and then crash down with a fury each new idea he presents. Presently, he is one of the hottest comedians in the world. Touring theaters, giving birth to new hour specials, he even had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series 'Breaking Bad'. He is a true comedy bad ass. His 'Monday morning podcast' is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world right now and I'm very proud that my podcast is a part of the All Things Comedy network that Bill started with Al Madrigal. It is my pleasure to present to you now, the rock solid thrower of comedy thunderbolts that is Bill Burr.

  • TDP 676: TV Doctor Who - Pyramid at end of world

    · 00:11:28 · Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast

    @TinDogPodcast review    The Pyramid at the End of the World was the seventh episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who produced by BBC Wales. The episode saw Bill make a deal with the Monks to help the Twelfth Doctor regain his eyesight, having been blind since TV: Oxygen, in which he was exposed to the vacuum of space. CONTENTS[show] SYNOPSIS edit At a war zone in Turmezistan where American, Chinese, and Russian armies are about to meet, a 5,000-year-old pyramid stands. It's very strange, but one thing raises the suspicions of the United Nations: it just appeared overnight. The aliens inside claim that humans would cause the death of all life on Earth. Soon, the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole are facing an invasion the likes of which they have never seen before. Before they invade, the aliens need the permission of humanity. PLOT edit to be added CAST edit The Doctor - Peter Capaldi Bill - Pearl Mackie Nardole - Matt Lucas Secretary General - Togo Igawa The Commander - Nigel Hastings Colonel Don Brabbit - Eben Young Erica - Rachel Denning Douglas - Tony Gardner Ilya - Andrew Byron Xiaolian - Daphne Cheung Monk - Jamie Hill Voice of the Monk - Tim Bentinck UNCREDITED edit Penny - Ronke Adekolouejo CREW edit to be added REFERENCES edit SCIENCE edit Agrofuel Research Operations uses EC 07, EC 31 and EC 46 to genetically modify R. planticola. They have been experimenting with the bacteria for at least 26 days. Douglas is also working on Experiment 7C1677, Enzyme C36 and Culture 14578. The Doomsday Clock is mentioned as having been started by some atomic scientists in 1947. LOCATIONS edit Bill and Penny are at the pub. Bill and Penny go back to Bill's flat. The Doctor, Bill, Nardole and the representatives meet up in a base in Turmezistan. The Doctor's office is mentioned. As the windows aren't big enough, the UN had to break down some of the wall to get the TARDIS out. Bill is wearing a jacket with Okinawa printed on it. Agrofuel is located in Yorkshire. The Doctor mentions Chasm Forge. TECHNOLOGY edit Penny mentions the computer simulation. Penny says she's getting an Uber to get home. The UN car's driver is called on his iPhone. Boat One is boarded again. The Doctor plays his electric guitar. The Doctor uses his sonic sunglasses which have once again been modified to give him very limited spatial information; enough to identify structures and data involving individuals present with him (age, height, etc), but not enough for fine details, such as reading the numbers on a combination lock. The UN sends of a USAF B52 towards the Pyramid. The pilot "maydays" Red 12. Agrofuel uses Bowes brand computers. Citizens in Turmezistan use cameras to photograph the Pyramid. The UN military uses guns. The UN uses Defender 110s. Russia tried to use a missile from a submarine against the Pyramid. GriffinFinder is a search engine. The Monks used a simulation machine. The Doctor tells the people at the meeting to go use Google. ORGANISATIONS edit The Doctor is recruited by the United Nations. The Doctor mentions UNIT and UNIT HQ. The Doctor pays a visit to the Agrofuel Research Operations. BIOLOGY edit Bacteria are being researched in Agrofuel. Xiaolian mentions flu and plague as possible ends to the world. The Doctor mentions GM (genetically modified) bacteria. Erica says the greenhouses at Agrofuel are full of Ethanol. SPECIES edit Bill thinks the Monks are vampires. PEOPLE edit Bill and Penny laugh about the Pope being in Bill's flat. Bill calls the President "orange". Douglas has messages on his iPad from Terry Beyer-Rees (Head of Research), Dr Patel, J. Plant, P. Spriggs, Dr Sherives, K. Moore, P. Hilton, Dr D. Newton, Dr Palmer, S. Lamont and M. Henshaw. The Doctor thinks Erica calls him God when she says "Oh my God". The Doctor says "By George". Biological data edit According to the sonic sunglasses, Bill is female, 26 years old, 167.6cm tall, weighs 130.2 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 79BPM and a body temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. Nardole is male, 237 years old, 167.7cm tall, weighs 216.1 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 78BPM and a temperature of 30.3 degrees Celsius. Discounting River Song, whose status as a companion is a matter of debate, this data makes Nardole the oldest known companion to date. The Secretary General is male, 70 years old, 165.2cm tall, weighs 140.1 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 68BPM and a temperature of 37.9 degrees Celsius. Xiaolian is female, 41 years old, 167.0cm tall, weighs 126.7 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 76BPM and a temperature of 37.7 degrees Celsius. Don Brabbit is male, 59 years old, 177.6cm tall, weighs 141.0 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 69BPM and a temperature of 38.0 degrees Celsius. Ilya Svyatoslavovich is male, 70 years old, 186.7cm tall, weighs 176.4 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 72BPM and a temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. The Commander is male, 63 years old, 176.7cm tall, weighs 176.3 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 75BPM and a temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. One Monk has a height of 204.6cm and a weight of 93.5 pounds. Another has a height of 214.3cm. The glasses are unable to detect their ages. FOOD AND BEVERAGES edit Bill and Penny are drinking wine. Bill: white wine, Penny: red wine. Erica and Douglas drink coffee. Water is being drunk during the meetings in the base. Nardole mentions air, water, food and beer, as basic necessities. EVENTS edit The Doctor says that they are against World War III.

  • #3 Clearing 5 million landmines in Cambodia with Bill Morse

    · 01:06:49 · The Shin Fujiyama Podcast | Social Entrepreneurship | Nonprofit Organizations | International Development Aid | NGOs

    Bill Morse is the founder of the Landmine Relief Fund (LRF). It’s an NGO that was created in 2003 to support a group of Cambodians who are dedicated to clearing landmines throughout their country. Bill works closely with former child soldier and CNN Hero, Aki Ra.   These guys have built 19 schools and de-mined 2 million and 900,000 square meters of land in Cambodia so far. They’ve educated tens of thousands of visitors about the issue in their Cambodian Landmine Museum. But With potentially 5 million more landmines still in the ground, they continue this dangerous work every day.   Show Summary & Notes Siam Reap, Cambodia Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Bill’s favorite Cambodia food Angkor Wat Park What Bill’s weekends look like Bill’s life pre-Cambodia What a de-mining mission looks like The dark history behind the landmines How Aki Ra started with sticks and pliers and no mine detector Why Aki Ra was arrested and thrown into jail for clearing landmines Bill’s thoughts on the role of foreigners in development aid The most important thing Bill has learned from Aki Ra Aki Ra’s unusual response when he was selected to become a CNN Hero The inspiring story behind the first school Bill and Aki Ra built Why encountering ego has been so challenging for Bill How Bill finds consistent, recurring funding for his NGOs Bill reveals his donor email strategy How Bill leverages the help of interns Bill’s strategy to address stress and burnout The one leadership skill that Bill is currently working on

  • IT'S TIME! with Bruce Buffer - WWE's Paul Heyman, Comedian Bill Burr

    · IT'S TIME w/Bruce Buffer

    This week on "IT'S TIME!!!" Bruce Buffer is joined by legendary professional wrestling personality Paul Heyman and comedian/actor Bill Burr. It's Wrestlemania week and that means Brock Lesnar is defending his WWE crown against Roman Reigns. Many fans are wondering what is next for the former UFC heavyweight champion. Could he make his return to mixed martial arts? Heyman, Lesnar's on-air advocate and real-life friend, joins the program to discuss Brock's options, Wrestlemania, and other topics pertaining to WWE and UFC. Bill Burr is a successful comedian, actor, and writer. He stops by "IT'S TIME!" to talk about his latest projects and what actually got him in to comedy. Bill also discusses his love for mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

  • 235: Interview Prep: What is Happening in Our Healthcare System?

    · 00:42:52 · The Premed Years | Medical School Headquarters | MCAT | AMCAS | Interviews

    Session 235 Jen Briney is host of the Congressional Dish podcast and joins me today to talk about our current healthcare system and where it may be headed. Enter to win a free copy of my new book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview. Text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222. Promo runs until June 4, 2017. Today's guest is very interesting as it's someone who wouldn't normally be here on the podcast but with the changing landscape of our U.S. healthcare system, I thought of bringing an expert in this field. Jen Briney's Congressional Dish podcast is devoted to talking about bills that go through Congress. She has read the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Current TBAC, the new AHCA, and has discussed what's in there or not. She comes on the podcast today to talk about these things so you can come prepared for your medical school interviews. This is going to be a good primer for our healthcare system even if you listen to this in 2018 or 2019, assuming there are no dramatic changes. [03:15] The Congressional Dish Podcast Being a Congress-watcher, Jen watches Congressional hearing and reads bills and laws being created so that taxpayers, like her, would know what's going with their money. What led her to become so familiar with healthcare was the government shutdown in 2013 when the Republicans were trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She did not like the system as a whole because it's an insurance system, not a healthcare system. But Jen believes it's better than we had before because rules have been put in on the insurance industry. Currently, the Republicans have control of all of government. They're trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act but instead of repealing it, they're putting together bills very quickly with no hearings and no overall plan. What Jen does now is she's reading all the different versions. She has read the first one that failed. But now the house just passed another version of the American Health Care Act, which she's reading for her next episode. [05:22] An Insurance Policy, Not a Healthcare Policy Jen explains there are different ways you can give people healthcare. A lot of other countries do "single payer" where you pay taxes and the government pays for healthcare. It's one of those essential government functions. Conversely, the United States buys health insurance which is supposed to cover the big catastrophes. Before the ACA, these are for profit companies so what they would do is only cover healthy people because it would cost them the least. What health insurance does is you give them $100 a month and as long as you're healthy, they just put that in their pockets. That's profit. But as soon as you get sick, that's when they have to start to pay for stuff and they really don't like this part. In order to have this system that still had private insurance at the center of it, the Affordable Care Act put rules in place. Before the ACA, there would be lifetime limits. You'd sign up for a plan. You get cancer and then you look in the fine print of your insurance and they would say, "Once we hit $1 million, we're not paying for anything for you ever again." And you would go bankrupt. Another common practice with health insurance where once someone would get sick, they would just drop their plan. They would no longer cover you because they don't have to. Basically, they were doing all kinds of shady things to make money. Why Jen thinks the ACA is better is because there are certain rules. For instance, there are now 10 essential health benefits that if you buy health insurance, they have to cover it such as preventive care. Jen shares her experience that when she went to get a physical exam and all the little bills came in, it cost her over $400. Now, that's illegal. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act. They also have to cover things like ambulances, hospital stays, maternity, prescription drugs, etc. There are things now that when you buy insurance, you know you're going to get. It's better than it was was before but it's still based on private insurance. What you see now is these insurance companies liked the old days where they could profit by making up all the rules. Now the people in Congress working on behalf of the insurance industry are trying to make those rules go away. These are the people writing legislation designed to help the insurance industry to be more profitable. They're eliminating these rules so these essential health benefits are going to be flexible in certain states, if states wanted to, so they won't have to cover those essential health benefits anymore. This is not something that's good for the people, but it's good for the businesses. [08:50] Congress Working for Businesses, Not for the People Jen mentions the website where you can look and see these people who are voting for this elimination of rules and you can see where they're getting their campaign funding from and in almost every case, you can see the health insurance industry and health professionals. Then you can see these companies get invited to help write these bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In fact, these insurance companies were in the room to write the Affordable Care Act, as well as the pharmaceutical companies.  These health insurance companies want to exist so they use their lobbying power to stay in existence and that is the basis of the Affordable Care Act. Jen says a lot of people call it the "poison pill" and no one right now in Congress is talking about the "single payer" system, the tax-funded system that works in so many other countries. Jen explains why she says these people are working for businesses and not for us is because when you look at what they're doing, that's who benefits. Jen always looks at who benefits financially. With the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), it's the businesses that benefit from it. [10:21] The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) In Episode 48 of the Congressional Dish podcast, Jen read the Obamacare and shares some big takeaways. First, it puts rules on the private insurance industry. It allows the private insurance industry to remain the main way that people get their healthcare in the United States. As opposed to now, if you wanted to get a government plan, you have to get Medicaid, a program for poor people that gives them their health insurance. The federal government picks up all of the Medicaid funding for the states that accepted it. It basically expanded the program beyond what it used to be. So it allows poor people to get government-funded health insurance. Medicare, on the other hand, is for people over the age of 65 and for the most part, they also get government-sponsored healthcare. Everybody else is in the middle. If you make more than 133% of the poverty line or under the age of 65, you have to get health insurance in order to get healthcare for the most part. This is the basis of the Affordable Care Act. It's a very complicated system that tries to put rules in the private insurance companies so that they will not go bankrupt but still have to cover people with pre-existing conditions. This is expensive because these as your healthcare provider, these insurance companies would have to pay for those benefits for your entire life and they don't want to do that. Hence, ACA forces them to cover you and it forces healthy people to get health insurance to outweigh those costs. Jen thinks it's a very delicate system with a lot of moving parts that have to work together in order to make this private insurance system work. However, this is currently being actively dismantled. Jen admits she doesn't know what to study when it comes to ACA because we really don't know how much of this is going to survive. [13:15] Different Ways to Get Health Insurance One way to get health insurance today is the individual market which didn't exist before. For instance, Jen as a podcaster doesn't have a big corporation paying for her health insurance so if she were single and needed health insurance, she would have to go to each individual company and try to figure out what they cover which can be very confusing. Jen basically ended up with a $400 physical since she had no idea what she was buying. One of the basics of the ACA is that it has created this individual insurance market where people could go on a website and pick a plan from a selection of companies offering it and compare them based on the premium, coverage, percentages - all of which are being explained, which didn't exist before. Through the ACA, it separated your healthcare from your employer so you could quit your job and still have health insurance. Apparently, there are so many people in this country that are clinging onto jobs they don't like because of their health insurance. Other ways of getting health insurance include the small group market and the large employers, where most people in the country are still getting their insurance from. Moreover, the ACA also requires that employers buy plans that cover those ten essential benefits and have minimum of what needs to be provided in return for premiums. Jen ultimately stresses that the Affordable Care Act keeps the private insurance company at the center of our healthcare and try to make it so they can be profitable and yet we get coverage with fewer medical bankruptcies. Jen adds that this did not eliminate medical bankruptcies in the U.S. nor did it cover everybody but it is better than it was before. Basically, it's a stepping stone. [15:25] Medical Bankruptcy and Hospitals Covering healthcare Even if you don't have insurance, you're going to get care anyway, right? You show up to a hospital and you're going to get the care you need. Is this how it works? Jen thinks it's anecdotal but that's not how it works. Before the ACA, Jen's friend got cancer at 15 years old. She went into remission. They had one awesome summer and then the cancer came back. She was told she was going to need a bone marrow transplant. That's what was submitted to her health insurance company but someone behind the desk decided it was too expensive and said no. Because her parents were not millionaires, she died. So you can't really separate medical bankruptcy from getting care. If you got hit by a car and you get brought to a hospital, you're going to get the basics so you can get out of there. But what about the follow-up care? What about cancer treatments? You can't get that in emergency rooms. Jen firmly says this is inaccurate to say that hospitals have to cover you. They do cover the minimums like emergency care but the maintenance and the preventive stuff, that's what keeps you alive long term and that is not covered in the emergency room, especially not on a systemic level when there 325 million people in the U.S. [17:14] Democrats versus Republicans Jen has observed that there is so much corporate influence in our Congress right now on both sides. You have the Republican party that wants the insurance industry to write the rules. So they get to call the shots and they decide who gets covered and who doesn't because they believe in an economic theory. They believe in it so strongly that Jen is convinced they're not really looking at it from the people's perspective. They want people to have access to healthcare but access is different from "actually" having healthcare. So the Republicans are really working on behalf of businesses in a way that I think clouds their judgment. As with the Democrats, they're also corporate in a certain way so they're the ones who created the Affordable Care Act. Instead of nationalizing the healthcare industry like it is in so many other countries, they are also creating the system and doing the middle of the road thing. They can keep the private health insurance in control as long as there are rules. But the people who just want to get healthcare as part of being American citizens are vastly outnumbered in our Congress right now. [19:00] Healthcare as a Business Unfortunately, there is no side that is saying that access to doctors and getting healthcare is just an essential that everybody needs. Jen thinks there is an ideological battle happening and it seems to her that government should be covering the things that we all need but we don't know when. The problem with treating healthcare like any other business is you can't opt out of it. It's not a restaurant, you can't choose to not go there and cook at home. You need the doctors when you need them. And the Republican party, specifically, sees healthcare as a business. Jen adds it's not necessarily a left versus right thing. Instead, is this a business and should it be for profit or should be a part of the government? This is the real battle going on right now and business is winning big time. Let's say, you got bitten by a dog and you're bleeding. Are you supposed to go to Yelp for doctors and figure out which one is the cheapest? And then go to the cheapest one questioning where this doctor actually got their degree. Jen doesn't think this makes sense on so many levels. When you're sick the only thing you're thinking of is how do you get better. You're afraid for you actual life. This is why health insurance companies are an amazing profitable business because it's something we all need and will pay anything for. We don't question our doctors and for most of us, doctors are gods. Again, it's not a business; at least, it's not supposed to be a business. It's not like buying a shirt and choose from different stores. But it matters when it's your health because you only have one body and if you screw it up, game over. [23:45] It’s Going to Get More Expensive! Jen bluntly admits that she is horrified with what the current administration is trying to do by making it all for profit again. It's not a normal business and so a lot of people are going to get hurt by this. With the new American Health Care Act, if it becomes a law, people with pre-existing conditions still have to be covered technically but there are so many loopholes that they've now written into the system. The The MacArthur Amendment got passed in the house. It's basically a waiver that lets states waive the essential health benefits and states can create the essential health benefits, state by state. This implies that not only will states be able to define the categories of benefits but they also get to decide what's in those categories. For example, a state may decide to only cover three prescription drugs instead of a lot of them which were supposed to be covered or a state may decide they won't cover ambulances anymore. Moreover, when you get sick, the ACA puts a limit that you only have to pay a certain amount out-of-pocket. Those are all tied tied to the essential health benefits. With the MacArthur Amendment, each state is allowed to determine what essential health benefits mean and it's also going to determine your lifetime and annual limits and what your out-of-pocket expenses are. Jen thinks this is just going to be much more expensive for customers on so many different levels that people are going to skip care because they can't afford it. Additionally, they say it's designed to reduce premiums. By eliminating the rules on the insurance companies, it's true that premiums might go down because the plans do not cover anything. Jen had one of those. She got her plan for $80 a month but when she went to get a physical, it was $400. Imagine if she actually got sick! That's what they're going back to. Jen says they promise this is only the first step. The main goal is to allow the private insurance companies to do what they will. This is Jen's biggest concern (and ours too!) because they exist not to provide the best healthcare but to make as much money as they can and divvy it up to their shareholders. This is what for profit corporations do. Jen explains it's not necessarily evil but it is when you do it with healthcare. Again, you're talking about desperate people that will pay anything for their own health. So she doesn't see anything good about it. [27:35] The Car Insurance Analogy To better understand what Jen has just discussed, it's like car insurance. When you're looking for a car insurance from a premium standpoint, you're typically looking for the cheapest thing possible and you're not digging around aspects like towing service, accident coverage, or parts replacement. All you want is the cheapest premium because you're a poor college student. Allowing patients to choose the cheapest premium without understanding that back-end of what they're actually buying. They're basically betting on the American population to not be smart. Jen thinks it's not even smart because what they do is deceptive and put it in the fine prints. Those are tricky things insurance companies do so you're not aware. They don't want you to be aware because they want to get out of covering you when you actually do get sick. Jen got a cheaper plan for her car and when her battery died and called her insurance asking for roadside assistance, she found out she's not covered for it anymore. She ended up asking for help from someone. Good thing it wasn't a big deal, but what if it was? However, the problem with comparing health insurance and car insurance, is that you actually don't need a car. So if you don't want to pay premiums, you may choose not to have a car. But you don't have the option to not have a body. You basically don't have any choice. So even if you compare it to other insurances, it doesn't make sense because you don't have to own a car or a home and even life insurance. [30:40] Where to Read and Understand the Bills For those who want to know more about these policies, Jen recommends you go straight to the bill. It can be super painful to read legislation but Jen has seen so many conflicting information from sources written by other people. Hence, the best way to truly understand it is to go to Congressional sources and read what they're reading. Jen says it's not that intimidating. She's outlining the stuff on Congressional Dish and she links to all the individual provisions. Jen uses to look at the status of bills as well as those that have already been enacted. Jen considers reading the Affordable Care Act was the most miserable experience for her and found it so difficult. It has ten sections. She actually ready the first nine and found out that the tenth edits the first nine. But if you truly want to understand what the system is, you have to go to the bills and the U.S. code and read it. The codes can be confusing to read because of all the numbers or codes written but the laws are written in plain English. So you can go to the sections of the law itself and just read it to understand. It's not as hard as reading bills because you don't have to jump back and forth. [33:20] What Happens to AHCA Now? AHCA has passed the House and now it's in the Senate. Jen explains that what happens from here is that it may be changed because the Senators are not happy with it as it is. The people on the committees don't give Jen hope that it's going to be changed in a way that protects people more. There are certain Republican senators that are uncomfortable with people losing their insurance and having it be more expensive. But there's also a group that are ideologically opposed to the idea that the government puts any kind of restraints on private business and they see healthcare as a business. Two of these people, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are going to be involved in the shaping of the Senate's version and jen says they just don't believe in government. The best we can hope for in this Congress is that the whole thing just stops. Jen hopes we can make enough noise that the Senate doesn't vote on it or it fails in the Senate. Timing-wise. Jen heard they want to have this vote in the Senate done by August. This means we have a couple of months to make a fuss in the Senate particularly. The House's rule is done for now (May 2017). So you have to focus from now until August of 2017 unless it's passed sooner. [35:40] Jen's Message to Doctors Jen wants to emphasize to doctors that private insurance is based on a lot of paperwork. There are a lot of receptionists hired to fight with the private insurance industry and a lot of times, the doctors care more about the patient. Jen says what happens to many doctors is they end up having to be insurance experts to help their patients get better and not go bankrupt. So doctors are involved in this and if you like to minimize your cost, minimizing the role of insurance would be good. Insurance companies don't want to pay because that's their business model and you want to get paid. So it's important for doctors to really pay attention to what's going on right now. Having read the bill, Jen encourages doctors in all of their interest to fight it as she thinks there is no good going on here. Jen's friend has Crohn's disease and she's working on moving to New Zealand so that if this becomes a law, she's out. Jen stresses this is how serious this is for your patients. It sounds extreme but it is extreme! This is what keeps Jen awake at night and she thinks this should keep us awake at night too. [39:05] Not a Carefully Crafted Bill Lastly, Jen mentions how fast this is being crafted. It's not something the Republican have been working on for the last eight years since the Affordable Care Act. This bill they passed in the House was not available to read the night before the vote. It was not on the internet. The Congressional Budget Office does the really in-depth analysis of the financials but they were not done with this until the week of May 22, which is in the future of when this bill was actually passed. They simply just wanted to get something passed and so they passed it. Jen thinks this is so reckless. It's not a carefully crafted bill but something that has been thrown together last minute and the effects be damned. This is the same as a doctor not evaluating a patient, giving them some antibiotics and if something doesn't work, another doctor will fix them. [40:30] Be Informed Jen outlined the Affordable Care Act on the Congressional Dish podcast episode 048 and linked them to specific provisions. Episode 151 is Jen's next episode where she will be linking to all these provisions she's talking about when she outlines the American Health Care Act. You may also get a free app so you can get the show notes on your phone as you listen. Links: Enter to win a free copy of my new book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview. Text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222. Congressional Dish podcast Congressional Dish Podcast Episode 048: The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Affordable Care Act American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) Medicaid Medicare The MacArthur Amendment