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A podcast by old-school BMX riders Isaac and Craig. We discuss the history of BMX and Freestyle and how they influenced our lives. You'll hear stories from 80s BMX races, freestyle shows, and interviews with the greats of our sport both past and present. We still ride today and have found a renewed love of our bikes through the big bike 29er bikelife movement.
 
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On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Nick McDonell, author of The Council of Animals, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of I Am A Girl from Africa. She is also the head of HeForShe and a special advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Isaac talks with BMX Freestyle street legend Craig Grassroots Grasso. Follow Isaac: http://www.instagram.com/bigbikebmx Follow Craig: http://www.instagram.com/80s_BMX_Craig Get Big Bike BMX Merch: http://www.bigbikebmx.com Show sponsor: Knight Bike Co http://www.knightbikeco.com Etnies BMX https://www.etnies.com/us/collections/bike/ Old Bones Thera…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Marjorie Taylor Greene refusing to say whether she’s been vaccinated and Republicans saying we should learn to live with climate change. Then, Tim Robinson talks about the work that went into his coffin flops sketch, working on a Saturday Night Live sketch that included a bug that could have been detrimental to New York'…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's former inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, being accused of illegally using his connections and access to Trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government. Then, Lorde talks about the biggest difference between New Zealand and New York, fulfilling her childhood dream of traveling to Antarctica and what it was…
 
The people of France tried to do just a little bit of revolution, but things got out of hand when their king didn't play along. Louis XVI's accusers needed to convict France's disgraced figurehead to cement the legitimacy of their own government. They just had one little problem: how do you prosecute a man who committed no crimes, because he was th…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly having trouble selling tickets for their arena tour. Then, Henry Winkler talks about the importance of the COVID vaccine, working on the Monsters, Inc. continuation Monsters at Work and the time his grandson dressed up as The Fonz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.co…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the GOP and Fox News freaking out over President Biden’s plan to conduct community outreach to raise awareness about Covid vaccines. Then, Questlove talks about his documentary Summer of Soul about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Tokyo’s affinity for the 1970s and how YouTube made one of his precious collections obsol…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Texas threatening to arrest lawmakers who fled the state to block a draconian new voter suppression law designed to keep Republicans in power. Then, Amy Poehler talks to Seth about when they auditioned for Saturday Night Live 20 years ago, gushes over her Making It co-star Nick Offerman and shares her exp…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Conservative Political Action Conference attendees cheering low vaccination rates as COVID cases rise. Then, Scarlett Johansson talks about showing her film Home Alone 3 to her daughter and getting married to Colin Jost during the pandemic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at …
 
This week, we’re talking about a pair of anchors in a Chinese museum and the tortured path they took to get there. What do the anchors have to do with a “correct” (from the view of the Chinese Communist Party) understanding of history–and how does Japan fit into that story? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_398_mixdown.mp3 So…
 
The hunt for a spy within the French military went off the rails when an amateur graphologist fingered the wrong suspect. A closed military trial turned into an national scandal involving forged evidence, multiple moles, and two separate failed assassinations. Content warnings: Discussions of antisemitism, suicide, pogroms, and the origins of the Z…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Maggie O'Farrell, award-winning novelist and author of Hamnet. She also talks to two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to discuss her new monthly book club with Literati. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https…
 
This week, we’re covering the transformation of the collapsed LTCB into the revived Shinsei (“New Life”) Bank, and the motley cast of American investors and Japanese executives who made this once unthinkable financial future a reality. What led to decades of fiscal tradition being scrapped, and what have the impacts of this choice been? https://tra…
 
This week, we're covering the transformation of the collapsed LTCB into the revived Shinsei ("New Life") Bank, and the motley cast of American investors and Japanese executives who made this once unthinkable financial future a reality. What led to decades of fiscal tradition being scrapped, and what have the impacts of this choice been? Show notes …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump supposedly distancing themselves from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s New York law license getting suspended. Then, Kristen Schaal talks about her favorite Burlington Coat Factory buy, lays out the plot of her show The Mysterious Benedict Society and shares what she learned about Canadians…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a book that reveals shocking new details about the Trump administration's criminally negligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson talk about collaborating on their second book The President’s Daughter, life after presidency and how a fictional book inspired the Unit…
 
Two women entered Kuala Lumpur International Airport to film a prank show. Their target: an unassuming business traveler. The result: the assassination of the former heir apparent of the North Korean government. How did two aspiring actresses end up caught in the middle of the biggest diplomatic incidents of the decade? And why did Kim Jong-nam go …
 
Seth takes a closer look at former Vice President Mike Pence being heckled and called a "traitor" at a conservative conference by his own party. Then, comedian Jacqueline Novak talks about the return of her show Get on Your Knees, the time she thought Larry David was in the audience of one of her shows and using memory palaces to help guide her jok…
 
This week: a combination of political scandals, tabloid journalism, institutional inertia, and of course the goddamn Swiss lead to the long, slow, death of LTCB. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_395_mixdown.mp3 Sources Espig, Peter. “The Demise of a Banking Dinosaur: Long-Term Credit Bank.” Chazen Web Journal of Internationa…
 
Seth takes a closer look at how those who approved of Donald Trump’s friendly attitude toward Putin are claiming President Biden wasn’t tough enough. Then, Bowen Yang talks about his new podcast Hot White Heist, getting grifted in New York City and playing Fran Lebowitz on Saturday Night Live. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting face-to-face at a summit in Geneva. Then, Terry Crews talks about the emotional series finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, writing a book with his wife and the return of America’s Got Talent. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …
 
Seth takes a closer look at yet another bombshell scandal from the Trump era in which the former president’s Justice Department spied on Democratic lawmakers investigating him during the Russia probe. Then, Kenan Thompson talks about the time Charles Barkley pranked Cue Card Wally on the set of SNL, the time he and Seth drove to Rhode Island togeth…
 
Isaac and Craig chat about Bikelife news and discuss Craig's new Big Ripper build. Follow Isaac: http://www.instagram.com/bigbikebmx Follow Craig: http://www.instagram.com/80s_BMX_Craig Get Big Bike BMX Merch: http://www.bigbikebmx.com Show sponsor: Knight Bike Co http://www.knightbikeco.com Etnies BMX https://www.etnies.com/us/collections/bike/ Ol…
 
This week, we’re returning to the era of the bubble economy and its aftermath with an up close look at the failure of one of Japan’s most prominent banks: the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, or LTCB. First: how did LTCB dig itself so deeply into an economic hole? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/Episode_394_mixdown.mp3 Sources Tett,…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell declaring an end to bipartisanship as President Biden continues fruitless talks with Republicans. Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares his experience meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., breaks down his new project Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America and speaks on the power of…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani’s damning phone call pressuring Ukrainian officials to interfere in the 2020 election. Then, Will Forte shares his excitement to start filming the MacGruber series, gushes over filming his new show Sweet Tooth and reveals his thoughts on fatherhood. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
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