It wasn’t easy or even particularly pretty for this country or anyone in it, but on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton smashed through one of the oldest glass ceilings in the United States and clinched her title as the first woman to be a major party’s presumed nominee. It’s a pretty historic moment for the country, and one Clinton has kept quiet about in the past.
That all changed in New York City on Tuesday, when Clinton owned the momentousness of her nomination in one of the better speeches of her career. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” Clinton told an enthusiastic crowd in Brooklyn. “The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee for president of the United States.”
She took the time to offer a few kind words to Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters (though Sanders says he’s down, not out), and called out one Donald Trump as “temperamentally unfit to be president” — which might as well be Trump’s new campaign slogan. She also got emotional when talking about her mother, who was born on June 4, 1919 — the same day Congress passed the 19th Amendment, giving all (white) American women the right to vote (that’s the sort of nugget that sounds a little too on-the-nose to be true, but it checks out.) And as the cherry on top, she delivered a line about how “bridges are better than walls” that sent her audience into a frenzy, so get ready to hear that chestnut a thousand times between now and November. She did not bring up the emails but, don’t worry, she’ll have plenty of opportunities in the coming months, trust.
Speaking of walls, Trump delivered a teleprompter-guided speech at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester just before Clinton’s address, that was mostly notable for not being racist. Be thankful for small blessings, America.
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.