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Life In General is a bi-weekly podcast that discusses many different topics across the spectrum of life, sometimes with a little politics sprinkled in. We try to present information in a balanced and light way, while having substantive conversations. Follow us on Twitter @lifeingeneralmi, and on Facebook at Life In General podcast. Check out our website lifeingeneralpodcast.com

Life In General is a bi-weekly podcast that discusses many different topics across the spectrum of life, sometimes with a little politics sprinkled in. We try to present information in a balanced and light way, while having substantive conversations. Follow us on Twitter @lifeingeneralmi, and on Facebook at Life In General podcast. Check out our website lifeingeneralpodcast.com
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Life In General is a bi-weekly podcast that discusses many different topics across the spectrum of life, sometimes with a little politics sprinkled in. We try to present information in a balanced and light way, while having substantive conversations. Follow us on Twitter @lifeingeneralmi, and on Facebook at Life In General podcast. Check out our website lifeingeneralpodcast.com

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English


Episodes

Top Rock Albums of the 1980's

4/21/2019
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In the 67th episode of the Life In General Podcast we get back to having some fun, this time discussing some of our favorite albums from our youth, the 1980's. Typically we would do a top 10 list for a topic like this, but with a decade defined by a rock genre with the diversity that the 80's had, we felt it would be much too difficult to come to any kind of consensus top 10. Alternatively, we tried to take an overall look at the rock music scene of the decade. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E....

Duration:01:04:59

Marijuana Legalization in Michigan Update & Is It Time to Start Looking at Climate Change a Different Way?

4/14/2019
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In the 66th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss something we have talked about a couple of different times, marijuana legalization in Michigan, while trying to stay away from the political side of the argument. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan by a 56-44% margin last November, there has been a lot going on to try and limit marijuana sales across a large part of the state. We also get a little side tracked the last part of the show and argue whether or not...

Duration:01:12:59

Record Store Day 2019 & What is HD Vinyl?

4/7/2019
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In the 65th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss something we both really love and enjoy, vinyl records. With Record Store Day coming up on April 13, we run down some of the RSD19 titles we are looking forward to. We also talk about some of the other vinyl releases that are coming out in April, and some of the records we have recently picked up. Since we are also on the topic of vinyl, we also discuss an Austrian company named Rebeat that has created a new way to create vinyl...

Duration:01:03:37

WTF Flat-Earthers!

3/31/2019
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In the 64th episode of the Life In General Podcast we return to a topic that we have talked about before, crazy flat Earth conspiracies. We talk about last year’s flat Earth conference held in Denver, Colorado, and the cruise that the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) is planning for 2020. This “fact-finding” cruise will take them to the ice wall that surrounds the flat Earth to once and for all prove that they are crazy. We also get side tracked for the first ten minutes or so...

Duration:01:12:17

Entitlement in America & the College Admissions Scandal

3/24/2019
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In the 63rd episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss different levels of entitlement through generations in the U.S. We also talk about the current college admissions scandal that recently happened. We also get a little off topic and quickly discuss the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory that was the basis of the book The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com

Duration:01:12:08

Have the Oscars Become Irrelevant?

3/17/2019
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In the 62nd episode of the Life In General Podcast we are joined by Mandy to discuss whether we think the Oscars (and maybe all awards shows) have become irrelevant. There seems to be growing dissatisfaction in who wins the most coveted categories the last several years, and we wonder if this has played a part in the Oscars losing over 25 million viewers since 1998. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:14:17

Catching Up with DJ F.A.M.E.

3/10/2019
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In the 61st episode of the Life In General Podcast we catch up with DJ F.A.M.E. (for the first time since episodes 16 & 21 of LIG) and talk about what has been going on professionally for him since his jump to working as a full-time DJ last year. For bookings contact djfameofficial77@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter @DJFAMEofficial, you can find his music on SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/captainlorax/tracks, and catch him live weekly at Cantina in Ann Arbor. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and...

Duration:00:54:48

The Story Behind Russian Bone Music/ Class of 2018 Rock Albums

3/3/2019
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In the 60th episode of the Life In General Podcast (and our 100th podcast in total that we have recorded across all of our shows), we revisit a topic we have discussed a couple different times, the state of current rock music. This time we recommend and review some newer rock bands that could usher in a revival of the rock scene. We also get a little sidetracked at the beginning of the show talking about “bone music”, which was a way for Russian citizens to listen to banned “western” music...

Duration:01:36:46

So, What Exactly is the "Green New Deal"?

2/24/2019
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In the 59th episode of the Life In General Podcast we attempt to not get too political while discussing what exactly is the “Green New Deal” that has recently been laid out by some Democrats. We go point by point through some of the ideas that have been proposed, along with the proposal that was listed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s website (that was quickly taken down), and our criticisms of these proposals and the way it has been handled. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:11:29

Creepy Craigslist Stories

2/9/2019
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In the 58th episode of the Life In General Podcast we are once again joined by Mandy, to discuss some of the creepy/funny Craigslist stories we have come across on the internet. We also get a little sidetracked talking about British comedy, Britney Spears, Jethro Tull, and some new things we are planning for the future of LIG. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:06:01

And, This is How it All Began...

1/26/2019
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In the 57th episode of the Life In General Podcast we are once again joined by Mandy, this time to discuss how we all met almost thirty years ago, and some crazy/funny stories from over the years. But first, we get a little sidetracked (for about forty minutes) and revisit a topic from E43 of LIG and discuss the current state of rock music, and whether bands like Greta Van Fleet can usher in a renaissance in the genre. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:33:17

E57 And, This Is How It All Began...

1/26/2019
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In the 57th episode of the Life In General Podcast we are once again joined by Mandy, this time to discuss how we all met almost thirty years ago, and some crazy/funny stories from over the years. But first, we get sidetracked (for about forty minutes) and revisit a topic from E43 of LIG and discuss the current state of rock music, and whether bands like Greta Van Fleet can usher in a renaissance in the genre. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:33:17

Looking Back at Year Two of LIG

1/12/2019
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In the 56th episode of the Life In General Podcast we look back at the second year of LIG. We discuss some of our favorite episodes from the past year, talk about where we would like the show to go in year three, and give a sneak peek at what else we are currently working on. As always, we also get a little off topic and delve into eye exams and eye surgeries, Janeane Garofalo, the American Pie movie series, and if Pink Floyd are overrated as a band, among other things. Music provided by DJ...

Duration:01:25:58

2nd Annual NYE Trivia Games w/ Mandy and Eric

1/5/2019
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It’s that time of year again, time for a “very special episode” of the Life In General Podcast. It’s the 2nd annual NYE trivia game on LIG! This year we are joined by Mandy and Eric to play a game called Horror Movie Trivia. Since Ian and Mandy are both big horror movie fans, we decided to split them up on different teams to make it fairer. I think we all had a blast playing something different and we were all surprised by who won the game. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:00:49

Our Favorite Baseball Movies

12/31/2018
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In the 54th episode of the Life In General Podcast we are once again joined by Mandy to discuss some of our favorite baseball movies, and why we think these movies are better than other types of sports movies. We also somehow get sidetracked by discussing some of our memories from high school. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:02:28

The "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Controversy/ Could "Blue Laws" Help Americans?

12/15/2018
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In the 53 episode of the Life In General Podcast Ian gets his shot at running the show and we discuss the recent controversy surrounding the Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and if it should be played on the radio. We also talk about whether “blue laws” could improve the happiness of Americans (spoiler, one of us is in favor and one is adamantly opposed to the idea). Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:06:25

Another Episode About Nothing

12/2/2018
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In the 52 episode of the Life In General Podcast we once again find ourselves without a central topic (this time it’s Nick’s fault) but we are joined by Mandy Fowler and Eric Lindquist to discuss a wide range of topics including a University of Michigan study about trigger warnings, space exploration, the 2018 lame duck session in Michigan, and with the release of Creed II we even get into the racial background and history of the Rocky franchise. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and...

Duration:01:12:04

Bohemian Rhapsody/ 2018 Midterm Elections

11/17/2018
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In the 51st episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss our thoughts on the new film Bohemian Rhapsody that came out a couple weeks ago. The movie chronicles the rise of the rock band Queen through their historic appearance at Live Aid in 1985. We also talk about the 2018 midterm elections and what we will think (or hope) will happen going forward. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:15:54

Best/Most Influential Years in Music

11/3/2018
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In the 50th episode of Life In General we discuss what we think are the most influential years in modern music since the 1950’s. Since we both are rock (and some rock-ish pop) fans, that is the lens that we tend to look at this subject through, but we also attempt to incorporate other genres into this discussion. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:47:03

Our Favorite Horror Movies with Mandy Fowler

10/20/2018
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In the 49th episode of Life In General we are joined by Mandy Fowler to discuss some of our favorite horror/Halloween movies from our youth and today. We also briefly discuss the story of an Ionia, Michigan woman who was denied a prescription from a pharmacist in Petoskey, Michigan because the religious views of the pharmacist. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:02:42