“What makes ‘good tape’? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you…” – Alex Blumberg How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth […]
The elections in Greece. I doubt if they're going to be dancing in a few years.
Lyle Lovett : " If I Had a Boat " and " In My Own Mind."
(Photo: Aaron Benitez) “Luxury is feeling unrushed. It is designing a life that allows you to do what you want with high leverage, with many options, all while feeling unrushed.” -Tim Ferriss [30:36] The short audio below answers your 20+ most popular questions, as determined by 7,000+ votes. For those who missed it, I’ve included a […]
At the end of September, I got a message from the managing editor of MoneyWatch. It said, “I need to talk to you about some changes at MoneyWatch. Can you let me know a good time to call you?” I responded with times I was available and then added, “Can you give me a heads […]
Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, and friends.
A classic scene from "Barcelona."
From 1956: The "Beat the Clock" game show with host Bud Collyer. I especially like the contest with the hands. They were into high tech in those days.
From "Rodeo": "Saturday Night Waltz."
A very well done video from Whole Foods Market on how to carve a turkey. One key point: the meat must not be too dry.
Some of my family members are scattered this year: one to New Jersey and two to Kansas and that's not counting the multitude outside of my immediate family who, for the first time in a long time, are out in Washington, Colorado, California, and other parts of Arizona. Show More Summary
"Margin Call" "To Catch a Thief" "Blade Runner" "True Grit" "The In-laws" "Barcelona" "Amelie" "The Ladykillers" "Mountains of the Moon" "Raise the Red Lantern" "Topsy-Turvy" "Harvey" "Skyfall" "The Maltese Falcon" "The Lives of Others"
The trailers for: "The Leopard" "The Lion in Winter" "The Wind and The Lion" "Gorillas in The Midst" "Snakes on a Plane" "Elephant Walk" "The Bear"
Back by popular demand: Torvill and Dean, Bolero, 1984 Olympics.
From 1933: Ruby Keeler and friends singing "42nd Street."
Tom O'Bedlam reads the Robert Frost poem.
Audrey Hepburn wins the Oscar for "Roman Holiday."
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"Justified" is simply one of the best shows on television.
Employee Engagement: Let’s guard against creating disengagement in our efforts to improve employee engagement. (Reading & Viewing Time = 2 minutes and 41 seconds) Iatrogenic disengagement is the disengagement caused by trying to measure or increase engagement. Show More Summary