One day after the horrific, graphic camera footage depicted the killing of Terrence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, a former NFL quarterback named Tim Tebow took a moment to discuss Colin Kaepernick’s police brutality protests.
Colin Kaepernick, a QB with the San Francisco 49ers has kneeled during the national anthem when it’s played during his games in response to police violence; an opportunity Tebow has not experienced during NFL’s regular season since being cut by the New York Jets in 2013. Here’s what Tebow told the Las Vegas Sun about kneeling at a football game:
“There’s all this excitement in a game, whether it’s playing the NFL or college, with all the hype. You’re going to do good, you’re going to do bad and all the eyes are watching you and for me, it’s to be able to take a moment to block out everything else and just get on a knee and thank the Lord.
“One of the reasons I get on a knee is because that’s a form of humbling yourself. I want to humble myself before the Lord and say thank you for this opportunity. “
Sorry, that’s Tebow talking about his infamous kneel, a pose he literally trademarked as Tebowing™ — so humble! Regarding Kaepernick’s anti-brutality protest, here’s what Tebow said according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale:
“When people have belief in something, or a conviction in something, trying to stand for that is a good thing. It’s all about standing for it the right way.”
Nightengale reported Tebow’s commentary after practicing for his new job as a low-skilled farmhand with the New York Mets.
Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.
Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.
United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?
Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.
Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.
This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.
Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy. During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.
This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.