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Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle

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Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle is your new favorite coronavirus/COVID-19 distraction podcast. Join this duo as they embark on a quest to bring the world counter programming of all kinds. They'll focus on countertops (namely, they're doing a series on marble, granite, and quartz), time counters, calorie counters, counters of other kinds... Each episode will be a mix of comedy and fun facts that no one knew they ever needed.Shira and Arielle have been friends for 5 years. They met in Jackson, Mississippi during their first job post-college at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (yes, there are Jews in Mississippi). They lived 4 doors from one another. Now that they're on opposite sides of the country and experiencing intense anxiety due to the constant barrage of bad news surrounding coronavirus, they decided they needed a distraction. This distraction comes in the form of a podcast. Shira and Arielle are bringing you... Counter Programming. Tune in for stories, useless (read v. important) facts, and so much more. Episodes will be released weekly and will be available wherever you get your podcasts.Follow us on Instagram: @counterprogrammingpodFollow Shira on Twitter: @shishimoskFollow Arielle on Twitter: @ariellethisandthatSend us pictures of your counter tops! You can email us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com
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Hey Counties,How goes it? We're tired. This week, we gave ourselves a little break. Please enjoy some back and forth voice memo clips between Shira and Arielle. They chat about the Jewish New Year, the death of RBG, how you can participate in our podcast, and more. Plus: some special audio from a Ruth Bader Ginsburg vigil that took place in downtown Portland, ME.As always, get in touch with us with questions, comments, and lots of love: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com and @counterprogramminpod on Instagram. Thank you to you, Counties! For being you! And for listening week after week. We love ya!
How Votes are Counted

How Votes are Counted

2020-09-1629:291

Hey, Counties! ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? WHERE'S YOUR POLLING PLACE? ARE YOU DRIVING ANYONE TO THE POLLING PLACE? Share your voting plan with us!This week, we discuss how votes are COUNTED! Wooo! Yay, civic engagement.Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Check back in our episode archives for hours and hours of counter programming content.Thank you to Jacey and Jess for lending your voice for the intro! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.Here are our episode research sources:Thought Co.USA.govAccording to Ellen Weintraub, commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, “There is simply no basis for the conspiracy theory that voting by mail causes fraud.” Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Listen to Pray for Us Podcast:Season 2 of Pray for Us comes out this Friday- just in time for Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year! So you have 2 days to binge season 1. We highly recommend starting with “Chill Jews,” the interview with Eliot Glazer, and “Pray for Pay,” their interview with Rabbi Alex Kress, a millennial rabbi. Happy listening, and HNY to our Jewish counties! Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Counties! Here we go. Each week at Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle, we bring you stories on anything "count" or "counter" related. We are your COVID-19 distraction-cast, offering you counter programming to all of the bad news hubbub -- get it... counter programming!?This week: It's The Great County Community Counting Episode. Usually, Shira & Arielle focus on a specific topic that contains the word "count" or "counter." Today's episode is a joint effort. We asked and we received! Counter Programming listeners from around the world (we call 'em Counties) sent in their voice clips -- stories, tales, thoughts on anything to do with counting. We had a blast listening and we can't wait for you to tune in. Thank you to everyone who sent in a story:MattSusieDelaneyRemyMiriamDylanBhavneetZariJakeEvaIf you are wondering where your invite was to send in a story -- that means you missed our Instagram posts inviting you to do so! Make sure to follow us there at counterprogrammingpod.This week's episode intro came to us from Remy! Thanks, Remy. You can be famous like Remy. Just sent a voice clip to us telling us your name and where you're listening to the show from. Then, email it to us at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!This week, we discuss year counters, AKA calendars! Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Check back in our episode archives for hours and hours of counter programming content.Thank you to Leah for lending your voice for the intro! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.A calendar - is a system for fixing the beginning, length, and divisions of the civil year and arranging days and longer divisions of time (such as weeks and months) in a definite order. (Thanks, Merriam Webster).According to Encyclopedia Britannica, by the 40s BCE the Roman civic calendar was three months ahead of the solar calendar. Caesar, advised by the astronomer Sosigenes, introduced the Egyptian solar calendar, which claimed that the length of the solar year was 365 1/4 days. Like our calendar, the year was divided into 12 months, which had either 30 or 31 days except February, which contained 28 days in common years and 29 in every fourth year/leap year. Fun fact: Leap years repeated February 23; there was no February 29 in the Julian calendar. Here are the most common birthdays in the world.Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.This week's episode was sponsored by:- PodCorn: a marketplace for podcast advertisers and products to find each other. Get paid for your podcast!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!This week, we discuss counties & gerrymandering. Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Check back in our episode archives for hours and hours of counter programming content.Thank you to Margot for lending your voice for the intro! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.Gerrymandering: to manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class. Further: gerrymandering is a practice meant to create an unfair political advantage for a particular party or other such group by manipulating district boundaries. In the United States, a county is an administrative or political subdivision of a state that consists of a geographic region with specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority. The term "county" is used in 48 U.S. states, except Louisiana and Alaska (who have functionally equivalent subdivisions called parishes and boroughs). More links to things/articles we mentioned: - How the electoral college gerrymanders the presidential vote - Who Draws the Lines?  - Old Navy commercial - Redraw - Mississippi counties on Sporcle Potential partner organizations for fighting gerrymandering in your state:Brennan Center for JusticeCommon CauseLeague of Women VotersCampaign Legal CenterNational Democratic Redistricting CommitteeLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.This week's episode was sponsored by:- PodCorn: a marketplace for podcast advertisers and products to find each other. Get paid for your podcast!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties! We've got a bonus episode for you. As you may know, this week the Democratic National Convention is taking place in Milwaukee (and mostly virtually). It's a four night affair stretching from Monday - Thursday, featuring speakers from all walks of life. Highlights include Michelle and Barack Obama, AOC, Bernie Sanders, and of course, the presidential and vice presidential nominees, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.The DNC is formally meant to be a time where the Democratic party nominates their presidential candidate and sets out their platform for the coming four years. It's informally meant to unite the party and bring hope to constituents. While the DNC is taking place this week, newscasters and radio hosts have been reporting that Trump has been planning to hold counter programming to distract from the DNC's message. We heard this and we thought "Hey! He name-checked our podcast." But more importantly, we are here to bring you counter programming to Trump's counter programming. In this short episode, we bring you a few fun facts of presidential national conventions of the past. Here's our source.Our guest today is Jake Feldman, Arielle's across-the-street 10-year-old neighbor. He was very excited to record and learn with us. We hope you enjoy his stories and his questions!As always, thank you to:Daniel Tureck, our sound mixer extraordinaire Jason Shaw, who composed our musicCaio Slikta, for designing our logoBuzzsprout, the best podcast host in the game. You!Catch you next Wednesday with our regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime, check back in our episode archives.Reach us on Instagram.Email us here: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com
Bodily Fluid Count

Bodily Fluid Count

2020-08-1937:352

Hey, Counties!This week, we discuss sperm & blood count. Disclaimer: Shira and Arielle are not medical professionals. This episode involves research from the interwebs and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Rather, it should be enjoyed as entertainment. Or else.Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Check back in our episode archives for hours and hours of counter programming content. Thank you to Melissa for lending your voice for the intro! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.Blood count tests measure the number and types of cells in your blood. This helps doctors check on your overall health. The tests can also help to diagnose diseases and conditions such as anemia, infections, clotting problems, blood cancers, and immune system disorders. - Medline PlusAccording to Healthline Parenthood, A normal sperm count ranges from 15 million sperm to more than 200 million sperm per milliliter (mL) of semen. (that’s a pretty big range!). Anything less is considered low. A low sperm count is often called  “oligospermia.” But what is sperm count: sperm count, AKA semen analysis evaluates certain characteristics of a male's semen and the sperm contained therein.More links to things we mentioned:- Girl with the Pearl Earring- Johannes Vermeer- Do laptops damage sperm?- Arielle's old glassesShouts to:- Maculate Conception Podcast* - The Drop OutLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.This week's episode was sponsored by:- Podcast Movement: attend the world's largest gathering of podcasters for 20% off with code COUNTER.- Made To Order Podcast: give the gift of a personalized podcast episode- Relationship Hero: use code "counter" for $50 off of your first relationship coaching session!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer. Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.*Correction: We accidentally referred to Maculate Conception podcast as "Immaculate Conception" in this week's episode. It is Maculate Conception.
Hey, Counties!This is a *special circumstance episode.* Shira & Arielle didn't have an internet connection for most of the week due to tropical storm Isaias and therefore put together a different kind of episode. Enjoy!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we review the film "You Can Count on Me" and listen in on an interview between Shira and her brother, Ari, who studied combinatorics in college.Thank you to Ashlee for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.This week's episode was sponsored by:- Made To Order Podcast: give the gift of a personalized podcast episode- Podcast Movement: attend the world's largest gathering of podcasters for 20% off with code COUNTER.- Relationship Hero: use code "counter" for $50 off of your first relationship coaching session!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

2020-08-0529:297

Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about COUNTING sheep. Thank you to Michele and Jacob for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.WELCOME to all of our new listeners. Thank you for tuning in!Counting sheep is a mental exercise used in some cultures to try to put yourself to sleep.In most instances of the practice, the person who wants the sweet release of sleep will envision an endless series of identical white sheep jumping over a fence, while counting them as they jump. The idea, in theory, is to make yourself bored while occupying your mind with something simple, repetitive, and rhythmic, because all of these things help people fall asleep.The Serta Sheep SagaSerta has been using the idea of counting sheep to sell mattresses since 2000. The idea is that the sheep are put out of business by a Serta mattresses’ ability to fix many of the common sleep issues. The sheep appear in many commercials that depict various scenarios where they lose their job -- as counting sheep -- to a couple's recent purchase or a Serta mattress.According to researchers at Oxford University, Allison G. Harvey and Suzanna Payne, from the Department of Experimental Psychology, counting sheep isn’t super effective. Harvey and Payne found that the volunteer insomniacs took longer than usual to fall asleep on the nights they were instructed to count sheep (or were told not to do anything to help them fall asleep). Bottom line: counting sheep isn't really that great a solution.Here are a few tips & tricks from Sleep Education: Keep a consistent sleep scheduleGet at least 7 hours of sleep Wait until you’re actually tired to get into bed and if you can’t fall asleep in 20 minutes get out of bed until you’re tired. Only use your bed for sleepingMake your room quiet and cool Avoid blue light before bed Avoid large meals, caffeine, alcohol, and fluids before bed Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.This week's episode was sponsored by:- Podcorn: learn how to monetize your podcast.- Podcast Movement: attend the world's largest gathering of podcasters for 20% off with code COUNTER.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.Next week... Sperm Count!
Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about disCOUNTs. We discuss the psychology of discounts -- why do they work?! We discuss extreme couponing (did you know it was a show that aired in the U.S. and Canada?). And we even have a guest on the show who identifies as a Maxinista! Listen in to learn about her tips for saving $$ + a rebuke of the fast-fashion industry.Thank you to Abby for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.WELCOME to all of our new listeners. Thank you for tuning in!Discount (noun): 1) a reduction made from the gross amount or value of something: such as a reduction made from a regular or list price. 2) the act or practice of discounting 3) a deduction taken or allowance madeDiscount (verb): to make a deduction from usually for cash or prompt payment; or to minimize the importance ofSourceLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Listen to the Quite Unusual podcast here!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about Counter protests.Thank you to Remy for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.WELCOME to all of our new listeners. Thank you for tuning in!A counter-protest is a protest action which takes place within the proximity of an ideologically opposite protest.The purposes of counter-protests can range from voicing opposition to the goal of the other protest to purposefully drawing attention from nearby media outlets away from the other protest toward the counter-protestors' cause to attempting to disrupt the other protest by conflict of a non-violent or violent nature.Sources:https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-400-000-man-march-a-brief-history-of-crowd-counting-1444987800https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/march-our-lives-draws-hundreds-thousands-washington-around-nation-n859716https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/3/26/17160646/march-for-our-lives-crowd-size-countLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Listen to the Quite Unusual podcast here!Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
We've got a special bonus episode for you this week. Arielle is on a farm in Minnesota and she brings us a counting of the farm animals. We had promised to bring you an episode of counter protests (it's coming, we promise), but since Arielle is traveling, we didn't have the ideal recording set up. Thank you to Naomi for lending your voice for our intro! You can be that type of famous, too! Just record a voice clip and send it to us by email at counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. OR slide on into our DMs at @counterprogrammingpod. We'll be back soon with our regularly scheduled episodes!Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our sound engineer. Find his stuff at robotslap.com. Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it's by Jason Shaw. As always, thanks to our host, Buzzsprout.
Count Chocula

Count Chocula

2020-07-0827:304

Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about Count Chocula.Thank you to Jeremy for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.WELCOME to all of our new listeners. Thank you for tuning in!The monster cereals are a group of General Mills breakfast cereals. The line was introduced in 1971 and includes five brands, each featuring a cartoon version of a classic movie monster: Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry, Fruit Brute, and Fruity Yummy Mummy.According to General Mills, the original design for Count Chocula was drawn by George Carn, the same guy who drew the Trix Rabbit. Sources: - Cereaoulsly- Mental Floss- The Office clip- Count Chocula imageLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Count Olaf

Count Olaf

2020-07-0130:482

Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about Count Olaf. We're joined by Margot Nissenblatt today.Thank you to Margot for lending your voice for this section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. Insta: @counterprogrammingpod.Olaf etymology:From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant."Synopsis of Olaf:A Series of Unfortunate Events is made of thirteen novels, written by American author Daniel Handler under the pen name Lemony Snicket. They are classified "children's novels," but the books often have a dark, mysterious feeling to them and have been classified as postmodern and metafictional writing.The books follow the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. After their parents' death in a fire, the children are placed in the custody of a murderous relative, Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance and, later, orchestrates numerous disasters with the help of his accomplices as the children attempt to flee.The books seem to be set in an alternate, "timeless"[16] world with stylistic similarities to both the 19th century and the 1930s, though with contemporary, and seemingly anachronistic scientific knowledgeNEXT EPISODE: Count ChoculaLeave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Thank you to this week's sponsor, Podcorn. Learn more and sign up for a free account here.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!Each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about Count Negroni.Thank you to Dawn for lending your voice for the intro section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us!You can reach us by email: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram @counterprogrammingpod.Negroni facts:A Negroni is a cocktail made of equal parts vermouth, gin, and campari.The Negroni was created at Cafe Casoni in 1919 in Florence, Italy Count Camillo Negroni was friends with the bartender Forsco Scarselli and he asked him to make him his normal drink but a bit stiffer His normal drink was an Americano (which has sweet vermouth, campari, and club soda with a lemon garnish) So the bartender replaced the club soda in his Americano with Gin...and the Negroni was bornThe drink became popular around Italy And Count Negroni even started his own distillery that bottled Negronis (and is still open today) Video inspiration for this episodeThere is some controversy regarding which "Count" "Negroni" is the inventor of The Negroni. More information here. Some believe it was Camillo Negroni, some believe it was Pascal Olivier de Negroni. The debate continues!NEXT EPISODE: we'll be covering COUNT OLAF!Thanks for tuning in! Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!We hope you’re healthy, safe, and engaged with our national conversation on police brutality and racism.As always, each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about people counters, AKA the census! In this episode, we discuss the important to filling out the 2020 census! You can do it right here. It only takes 10 minutes and it helps your community immensely. We also interview census expert, D'Vera Cohn. D’Vera Cohn is a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center. She studies and writes about demographics in the United States, especially the census. Cohn was a Washington Post reporter for 21 years, mainly writing about demographics, and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for the 2000 census. Before joining Pew Research Center, she served as a consultant and freelance writer for the Brookings Institution and Population Reference Bureau. Cohn is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and is a former Nieman Fellow. She is an author of studies on the marriage and birth rates in the United States, migration between the U.S. and Mexico, and U.S. population projections. Cohn manages Pew Research Center’s @allthingscensus Twitter account. She has spoken at national journalism conferences about how reporters can make use of demographic data in stories and often talks about the Center’s findings in print and broadcast media.Here's the article we referenced in the interview: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/17/its-clear-where-college-students-are-counted-in-the-2020-census-but-not-others-who-moved-due-to-covid-19/Here's the Sesame Street video we played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZmLI7eYjmwThank you to Zari for lending your voice for the intro section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us!You can reach us by email: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram @counterprogrammingpod.NEXT EPISODE: It's 5:00 somewhere and we're making a Negroni. Learn about how this cocktail relates to "counter" programming.Thanks for tuning in! Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Today's ad comes from the Super Politics Podcast. Listen here.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Counter Productivity

Counter Productivity

2020-06-1025:355

Hey, Counties!We hope you’re healthy, safe, and engaged with our national conversation on police brutality and racism.As always, each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about counterproductivity. We start off this episode by sharing some resources for being an ally to the Black community at this time. If you are a white person trying to learn more about Black Lives Matter, follow WP4BL on instagram. check out your local chapter of Black Lives Matter.If you hear chants of “defund the police,” or “abolish the police” and want to understand more about what that would mean, two podcast recommendations for you: Today, ExplainedThe Daily Zeitgeist Follow Counter Propaganda on Instagram. Their mission is “reclaim the narrative.” They feature a person of color each day and tell their story.  We’re partial to it because it has “counter” in the title. If you’re looking for a little more context into how police forces came about, and spoiler alert, they've always been racist and were founded on principles of white supremacy, another podcast recommendation: ThroughlineThank you to Ari Moskowitz for lending your voice for the intro section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us!You can reach us by email: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram @counterprogrammingpod.How to beat counter productivity:Start your day with structured “me time” to go through emails and social media from the night beforeReduce meeting times by 25% Schedule breaks into your day Turn off pop up notifications Hop on the phone (or slack) instead of emailing Chop up big problems into smaller tasks Use checklists Learn more about counter productivity in this episode!Thanks for tuning in! Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.At the top of the show, we told you about The Jordan Harbinger Show. Find it and listen here.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
#PodcastBlackOut

#PodcastBlackOut

2020-06-0301:521

#PodcastBlackOutCounter ProgrammingTranscript:This is Counter Programming with Shira and Arielle.We started this podcast in April as a way of bringing you an alternative entertainment source to all of the grim COVID-19 news -- we wanted to give you something else to focus on. Today, we’re heading in the opposite direction. We wont be posting our regular episode as part of the #PodcastBlackOut. Today, we do want to focus on what’s going on in the world. We acknowledge what a privilege it is to be distracted by the news and to choose not to pay attention to it. We don’t want to be distracted. This week, we want to focus on what’s going on in the streets as protests continue to take place in response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota by policeman Derrick Chauvin. As white women, we have the responsibility to be allies and to be actively anti-racist. And that means listening instead of talking. Thank you to the Sunni and Brandi of the Book of Lies podcast. They’re two podcasting sisters that we met a while back at Outlier Podcat Festival. They posted about #PodcastBlackOut -- which is an initiative to read the names of people of color who’ve been killed by police brutality -- instead of posting our regularly scheduled episode.This list of names is by no means exhaustive. Thank you.Trayvon MartinTamir RiceMichael BrownEzell Ford (ee - zelle)Michelle Cusseaux Tanisha AndersonEric GarnerSandra BlandFreddie GrayAlton SterlingBettie JonesWalter ScottPhilando CastileBotham Jean Atatiana JeffersonAhmaud ArberyDoug LewisEric ReasonDominique ClaytonBreonna TaylorGeorge FloydRest in peace. #BlackLivesMatter.__________ResourcesResources for Accountability and Action for Black Lives#PodcastBlackOut Reach us here: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com @counterprogrammingpod
Hey, Counties!How’s that isolation going? We hope you’re healthy and safe.As always, each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about countertenors.Thank you to Bethany Berger for lending your voice for the intro section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us!You can reach us by email: counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram @counterprogrammingpod.Last week, Shira and Arielle covered counterfeit money. Check back in our feed to listen to our previous episodes.Countertenor Info:A countertenor (also contra tenor) is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of the female contralto or mezzo-soprano voice types, generally extending from around G3 to D5 or E5. Countertenors often are baritones or tenors at core, but on rare occasions use this vocal range in performance (via Wikipedia).As explained by Lestyn Davies, a Grammy award-winning countertenor, “It’s a voice produced by not using one’s ‘modal’ or normal speaking voice, but the higher range that occurs when the combination of larynx muscles and vocal cord position are changed in such a way that the air passing through the cords vibrates a much thinner outer layer."Interview/Information about Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen:We talk about the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Hannah Senesh Hebrew Day School, Elton John's 60th birthday party (at MSG), castration, the Church, Princeton theses, La Boheme, and so much more.Here's Aryeh's website (gorgeous, right?!)Here's the clip that we played of Aryeh singing. AMAZING!Aryeh dispels some rumors about opera, so listen in to have your perspective shifted.We talk about the practice of castration (long gone) and how it has affected the opera world to this day.Thanks for tuning in! Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.At the top of the show, we told you about The Jordan Harbinger Show. Find it and listen here.Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
Hey, Counties!How’s that isolation going? We hope you’re healthy and safe.As always, each episode of Counter Programming will focus on a "counter" of some sort. Today, we learn about counterfeit money.Thank you to Ever Gonzalez for lending your voice for the intro section of the episode! You can do the same. Record a voice note saying, "Hi, i'm (your name), and you're listening to Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle." Then send it to us!You can reach us by email to tell us how YOU feel about granite - counterprogrammingshiraarielle@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram @counterprogrammingpod.Last week, Shira and Arielle covered step counters. Check back in our feed to listen to our previous episodes.Counterfeit history:Counterfeiting money is thought to be the world's second oldest profession.It dates back to the ancient civilization of Lydia (modern day Turkey).Counterfeiters would shave off the edges of coins and mix the precious metals with base metals.In the 1690s in England, the punishment for "clipping silver" was hanging, burning at the stake, and drawing and quartering.Interview with Lisa (a counterfeit coin)Meet Lisa, a counterfeit coin who lives in a shallow dish on a dresser in Studio City. She believes she was created in the 1760s, but appraisers believe she was created in the 1930s and made to look older. She thinks a lot about what's "real" and what's "fake," beyond the scope of coins and currency. She's friendly with the bracelet she's situated next to and hopes to one day retire as a charm on that bracelet. Learn more in this interview!Top scams:The Money Painter - JS G Boggs (started drawing in the '80s)He was an artist and drew money. He never sold his counterfeit money but he would use it to pay for items and then would keep his receipts.Albert Talton (2000s) He was able to produce and counterfeit more than $7M in faux currency which was used before he was caught in 2007.Frank Bourassa (2010s) Was able to pass off more than $250M in fake money.Only made $20 bills.He still knows where the missing $50M is, and he is out and about since he only spent 1.5 months in jail in 2014.Wayne Victor Denis - (the 90s)Produced $12M in fake money (only got 4 years in prison) and wrote a memoir from jail about the experience.Viktor Baranov (1970s)Replicated the most complex Soviet coin, using a unique machine that he invented.He was one of the first people to be caught and people still use his techniques today.Thanks for tuning in! Leave us a review on Apple or a comment on Castbox.Tweet at us. Here’s Shira. Here’s Arielle.Lisa, the counterfeit coin, was played by Lisa Orkin of Project Woo Woo. At the top of the show, we told you about Super Politics Podcast. Listen here! Buzzsprout, y'all, the best podcast host in the game. Thank you to Daniel Tureck, our engineer.Thank you to Caio Slikta, our logo designer.Our music is called Tennessee Hayride and it’s by Jason Shaw.
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Eric Pomeroy

You can count...on this podcast being awful.

Sep 24th
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Eva Bilick

Finally catching up on Counter Programming after being sick! Thanks for including my story in this dope collection of stories. I can always COUNT on this pod to entertain :) xoxoxoxo

Sep 11th
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acehalf6

I like it

Aug 24th
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Sean Blake

First-time listener. The hosts took nearly 8 minutes before getting to the topic, far too long for me as that is over 25% of the episode.

Aug 21st
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E J

Great show

Aug 19th
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Jason Bery

Loved the show

Aug 19th
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Kevin Ryan

Ridiculous childish podcast. All about things that have the word "counter" in them! Today on Sesame Street it's the letter M...strictly for morons.

Jul 28th
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Amber Kelley

I will give you a decent review if you promise not to remind us of dead puppies with Sarah Mclachlan music. :/

Jul 22nd
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CJ

Mt. Rushmore is in the BADLANDS! Dun dun dun...

Jul 16th
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ID18470784

This is total crap it’s a lie this rarely happens way to feed the media frenzy

Jul 4th
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ID18813340

Buv

Jun 4th
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Jordan Harbinger

Counting this as a top new show

Jun 2nd
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Daniel Jones

this is not about computer programming lol. it's nice to not hear about covid though.

May 25th
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Matheus Carneiro

The only podcast you can count on!

May 21st
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Leslie Gilbertson Sandau

concrete?

May 11th
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Gustavo Villa

traducido en español

May 5th
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Eva Bilick

“What did i win?” “Nothing.” 😂😂Made me laugh out loud (also i was wrong about every single trivia question. I might be a moron).

Apr 30th
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Jeremy Einhorn

“Re-marble-cal landmarks” 😂❤️

Apr 11th
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