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Life is full of confusing, mind-boggling things and we can’t all be experts. But we can all have opinions. Join us, Adam and Beth, in discussing life’s puzzling, hilarious and sometimes irritating topics. It’s guaranteed to get you thinking, laughing and forming an opinion. We will definitely be forming and informing you of ours.

Life is full of confusing, mind-boggling things and we can’t all be experts. But we can all have opinions. Join us, Adam and Beth, in discussing life’s puzzling, hilarious and sometimes irritating topics. It’s guaranteed to get you thinking, laughing and forming an opinion. We will definitely be forming and informing you of ours.

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Life is full of confusing, mind-boggling things and we can’t all be experts. But we can all have opinions. Join us, Adam and Beth, in discussing life’s puzzling, hilarious and sometimes irritating topics. It’s guaranteed to get you thinking, laughing and forming an opinion. We will definitely be forming and informing you of ours.

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English

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Episodes

Evangelicals and the Covid19 Vaccine

4/12/2021
Of the roughly 41 Million Evangelicals in America, 45% (per a Pew Research Poll) said they would not get the Covid19 Vaccine. As people raised by Evangelicals, this is confusing as both Beth and Adam were vaccinated as children and were taught vaccines are safe and effective. What's changed? This week, we discussed why we believe so many Evangelicals aren't getting the Covid19 Vaccine. Take a listen and let us know what you think. This week we drank a "Rootiful" wine called "Fluerie La...

Duration:00:53:00

Let's Talk About the Rapture

4/5/2021
Welp, we finally went there. This week, our esteemed colleague and "Alec Baldwin of SNL" of the Podcast David Podhaskie joined the podcast to discuss his latest Medium article Donald Trump, Qanon, and the Rapture. While we do get into how the Evangelical idea of a Rapture can easily pave the roadway for a conspiracy theory like Qanon, we spend a majority of the podcast talking about the Rapture, the effect it has had on our lives based on how we were raised. This was an awesome conversation...

Duration:01:02:52

Kirk Franklin and Cancel Culture, with Special Guest Danny Leiva

3/29/2021
This week, our topic of conversation centered around a Facebook Post by a friend of the podcast Danny Leiva. Danny wrote a really thoughtful post on Cancel Culture and Kirk Franklin. Recently, an audio recording between Christian Gospel Icon Kirk Franklin and his son was leaked. In the audio, Franklin can be heard cursing out his son and saying pretty awful things to him. We discussed Cancel Culture as it relates to this situation, and why people try to cancel some people and protect/defend...

Duration:00:51:32

Microhabits & The Darwin Awards

3/22/2021
This week, Beth walked us through two different topics: 20 Realistic Microhabits To Live Better Every Day, and The Darwin Awards. In the first half of the podcast, we talk through small habits the author suggests can change your life if you enact them. With The Darwin Awards, Beth talks through a number of people (all men) who do really stupid things that resulted in their deaths. We also had a pretty insane week last week with a Covid scare, and we tell that story to kick off the...

Duration:01:07:58

The UnRoyals Interview, Part II

3/15/2021
This week we continued our conversation around the interview between Oprah and Meghan and Harry. If you haven't listened to Part I (Episode 57), do that first. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this podcast! If you haven't seen the interview yet, you can find it here. This week we drank a Red Blend from one of our favorite vineyards in Sonoma, California. You can find it here. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people...

Duration:00:52:07

The UnRoyals Interview, Part I

3/9/2021
BONUS CONTENT! This week we dove headfirst into the INSANE Meghan and Harry Interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey. What an interview. We go through the interview in detail and discuss the nuance around their situation, the unwelcome vibes extended to Meghan by The Establishment, Race, Status, Suicide, and more. There was so much content here we had to break this podcast into two separate podcasts. Part 2 will air on Monday, March 15. If you haven't seen the interview yet, you can find it...

Duration:00:55:22

Gentrification

3/8/2021
This week we discuss the topic of Gentrification. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it both? This was a really compelling topic and spurred really great conversation. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people can find us and we need your help. Thank you, friends. Follow Us and React: Instagram Twitter Facebook What's your opinion on today's episode? We'd love to hear your thoughts - some we may even read during our next...

Duration:00:37:23

A Very Bad Democrat (The Andrew Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal)

3/1/2021
This week, we discussed Andrew Cuomo and his actions the lead to increased deaths and his attempt to cover it up. We also talk about recent sexual harassment allegations made against him against a former high-ranking official in his government. We also don't leave out CNN and its culpability in this entire ordeal. Articles we cited: David Podhaskie's The Jackal My story of working with Governor Cuomo by Lindsey Boylan NBC News The New Yorker Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a...

Duration:00:51:17

The Cult of Dave Ramsey (and Money Management Tips with Adam and Beth)

2/22/2021
This week we talked about Dave Ramsey, a self-proclaimed Financial Guru and Money Evangelist. We dove into his teachings, some pretty blatant hypocricys, and asked the question, "Is it wrong to make a ton of money by manipulating people who struggle with debt?" Some arcitles we sourced in the podcast: The Tennessean Article The Ramsey Organization Reply to the Tennessean Article The Digit App - We use this app to save money each month and swear by it. You should definitely check it...

Duration:01:12:56

Framing Britney Spears

2/13/2021
Live from Panama City Beach, Florida, we sat down to review the new New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears. Woah. An unreal story has happened over the past 13 years around Britney's mental soundness and her ability to have control over her life and finances. She's presently in a Conservatorship and her father has control over her person presently and is fighting to regain control of her finances. "Spears entered the conservatorship in 2008, at age 26, when her struggles were on...

Duration:01:19:29

In & Of Itself

2/3/2021
This week we covered Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, an off-broadway show that was made for TV by Hulu. As described by its own website, a story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. We had similar but also opposing views on this...

Duration:01:25:52

From Insurrection to Impeachment

1/27/2021
Remember us!? After taking a few weeks off, we're back at it with our good friend David Podhaskie, Founder at The Jackal (click that link and subscribe to his newsletter, you won't regret it!). This week we got caught up on the events after the election, from the terrorist insurrection at The Capitol on January 6, to the second impeachment of Donald Trump, and end the podcast with the question, "Will the Senate Acquit Him Again?" David also highly recommended this article from the National...

Duration:01:21:30

Morality and Singularism

11/23/2020
This week, we sat down with our dear friends from Los Angeles, Tim and Karen, to discuss two different topics: Morality and Singularism. Where did morality come from? Religion? Government? An innate desire to do good? Will technology and humanity merge in our lifetimes? If so, what does that look like? Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people can find us and we need your help. Thank you, friends. Follow Us and...

Duration:01:02:00

Women Who Love Murderous Men Behind Bars

11/16/2020
Beth decides to venture into a territory that has fascinated and intrigued her for years. In this week's episode, we talk about women with a condition known as Hybristophilia. These women are sexually attracted to men who are known for having done something bad. Or to get very direct - men who murder. Join us as we try to find our way through the theories and ideas of what drives these women to date murderous men and discover what we think about it. Have you ever been a pen pal with or...

Duration:00:48:44

Let's Talk About the Electoral College

11/9/2020
In this installment of Happily Opinionated, we talked about the good ole' Electoral College. Why do we have it? What other options are there? Why is it that the biggest election in our democracy isn't decided by a popular vote? We had an energized discussion about the process and our thoughts on it. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people can find us and we need your help. Thank you, friends. Follow Us and...

Duration:00:57:54

Corporations and Their Dirty, Dirty Past

11/6/2020
This week, Beth decides to take a deep dive into the dirt found in some major corporation's history. Spoiler - It wasn’t that hard. While it’s not surprising that large companies have a stained past (or present in some cases), it was surprising to hear what some of that past actually is. From slimy and misleading marketing campaigns to medication that infected people with HIV, we decided to shine a light in the deep, dark, scary closet. Beth added a little twist and left the names out...

Duration:00:56:40

Polling!

11/1/2020
The last pod before the election is here! This week, we sat down with our friends David and Elisabeth Podhaskie to discuss polling. There are many polls out there, and David helps us sort through all the noise and understand what the polls said in 2016, and what they're saying now. This was a fun, yet informative, episode. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people can find us and we need your help. Thank you,...

Duration:01:07:24

He Married a Sociopath: Me

10/23/2020
We're back!!! After a long delay, your favorite husband and wife podcasters have returned with a doozie of an episode. Our dear friends, David and Elisabeth Podhaskie joined us to discuss recent Modern Love in the New York Times entitled: He Married a Sociopath: Me. Elisabeth brought this story to us and did a fantastic job facilitating a very interested (and funny) conversation. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more...

Duration:01:24:34

Should We Send Our Kids to School During a Pandemic?

7/31/2020
This week we talked about what seemingly everyone with kids is talking about: Should we send our kids back to school while during a pandemic? We talk about our decision we've made with our kids and schooling (which we've been talking about for a month) and also read an article written by Drew Magary called It's Insane We're Even Discussing Sending Our Kids Back To School This Fall on Medium. This is a complex topic, and we understand that not everyone has a parent that can stay home with...

Duration:00:46:26

She Cheated On Her Husband A Week Before Her Wedding

7/28/2020
This week we laughed. A lot. We read a Medium Post by Evangeline Grace entitled I Cheated On My Husband A Week Before My Wedding. In this piece, Grace talks about her logic behind why she did it, what she did, and what happened. We read this story on the podcast and reacted to it. Curious to hear your thoughts! Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing what we do is if more people can find us and we need your help. Thank you, friends. Follow Us...

Duration:00:49:53