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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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United States

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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

Episode 50: 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

Episode 49: 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

Episode 48: 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

Episode 47: 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

Episode 46: 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

Episode 45: 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

Episode 44: 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

Episode 43: 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

Episode 42: 13th Part 2

7/27/2020
This week we continued our coverage of the Academy Award Nominated Netflix Documentary, 13th. 13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a...

Duration:01:12:21

Episode 41: 13th - Part 1

6/30/2020
This week we dove headfirst into the Academy Award Nominated Netflix Documentary, 13th. 13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay...

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 40: Rodman: For Better or Worse - Part 2

6/25/2020
Today we covered the second half of Rodman: For Better or Worse. We cover the second part of Dennis's career. He joins the Bulls, kicks a cameraman, marries himself, neglects his wife/kids/mother, parties 24/7, and becomes an unofficial ambassador to North Korea. Honestly, what a great documentary. 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:01:00:22

Episode 39: Rodman: For Better or Worse - Part 1

6/25/2020
This is our first episode covering a documentary, and boy did we pick a doozy. This week we covered the first part of Rodman: For Better or Worse. We cover the first part of Dennis's life and career, from his dad leaving him at the age of three, to him growing 10 inches after high school, to him being homeless, to becoming the Defensive Player of the Year in the NBA and winning multiple NBA Championships. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best way for us to keep doing...

Duration:00:50:19

Episode 38: White Privilege

6/3/2020
This week we talked about what everyone is talking about, the murder of George Floyd. We talk about Floyd's death, and about the privilege we experience as white people. We're mourning with the rest of America over Floyd's murder and the state of our race relations. This week we drank Moulin de Gassac's Guilhem. It's a white wine that's 40% Grenache blanc, 30% Sauvignon, and 30% Terret. It's light, tart, and a perfect summer wine. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend. The best...

Duration:00:34:38

Episode 37: Unorthodox

5/18/2020
This week, we talked about the Netflix Original "Unorthodox", a story about a Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn who flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians — until her past comes calling. We talked specifically about how women are treated in Hasidic Jewish communities as chronicled in the story, as well as how women are treated and viewed in a majority of main religions. We also talked about how nuts are technically a fruit. The wine we drank this...

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 36: Coronavirus - What's Next?

5/6/2020
This week we chatted with friend of the pod David Podhaskie, who has spent the last several months reporting on the Coronavirus. David walks us through what we've accomplished the last two months, what's happening now, and where we're going next. We had a great conversation and hope you enjoy 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:00:53:45

Episode 35: Westworld

4/27/2020
After we recorded Episode 33 (Privacy Within A Marriage) with Brian and Jenn Murphy, we started chatting about the HBO show Westworld. Brian posed the question, "If you could go to Westworld, would you and what would you do?" The conversation was great and so we decided to turn the mics back on and record another. Enjoy this one, it's fantastic. Brian has his own podcast called "How Writers Write", a podcast where he interviews big-time authors with the goal of helping aspiring writers...

Duration:01:10:50

Episode 34: Operating a Wine Shop in the Epicenter of a Pandemic

4/20/2020
This week we chatted with our good friends, Chris and Christina Leon, proud owners of Leon and Son Wine Shop in Brooklyn, NY and Grand Rapids, MI. We chatted about how much their lives and business have changed operating an essential business in New York City, the current epicenter of the pandemic. Most everything about their business has changed; from how customers get wine to how they fulfill insane amounts of orders (some days averaging one order a minute). We also learned about the...

Duration:01:24:46

Episode 33: Privacy Within A Marriage

4/13/2020
This week, we sat down with some dear friends of ours, Brian and Jenn Murphy, to discuss how much your spouse needs to know about you, specifically as it relates to tracking your whereabouts via your phone (like the app Find My Friends). We had a spirited conversation around trust, love, and technology. Brian has his own podcast called "How Writers Write", a podcast where he interviews big-time authors with the goal of helping aspiring writers develop great works of art. Listen to his...

Duration:00:47:41

Episode 32: Life Without Parole

4/6/2020
This week was a doozy! We discussed the concept of life in prison without any option for parole. Beth tells the story of Susan Lawrence (a doctor AND a lawyer) who worked tirelessly to help a man in prison for life get parole, and then he turned on her. If you'd like to read the article she wrote, you can find that here. We discuss the nuance of the story and share our opinions on whether people in prison for life should be offered parole. The wine drank LaPosta Pizzella, a Malbec from...

Duration:01:00:31

Episode 31: TIGER KING

4/1/2020
This week we discussed the documentary sweeping the nation and world: Tiger King. If you're currently watching the documentary or plan to, you may want to hold off on this episode as there are spoilers. We talk through all the insanities of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin, their feud, and their outcomes. This week we drank a beautiful Nespalino Sangiovese from our friends at Leon and Son. We both loved this wine. It's fresh, fruity, and bold. Love Happily Opinionated? Share us with a friend....

Duration:00:59:10