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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

Is Anti-Intellectualism Really a Problem in the U.S.?

6/9/2019
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In the 74th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss a topic that we have sightly different opinions on, whether or not anti-intellectualism is a problem in the United States. This may sound very political, but we both try to keep politics out of the conversation as much as possible, and when it is brought up we try to present it in as neutral of a way as we can. We also get a little sidetracked and talk about political correctness (a topic we both agree that we have huge issues...

Duration:01:12:59

The Big Vinyl Record Episode of June

6/2/2019
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The 73episode of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for June! In this episode we discuss a number of vinyl related topics, including, upcoming June releases, some good albums we each have picked up in the last month, the rising price of records, digital vs analogue masters, and if we are falling for the vinyl “scam”. If you are a vinyl collector, or someone that just enjoys listening to music, the first episode of LIG every month will be dedicated to something we both...

Duration:01:31:31

Is the Electoral College Still Relevant?

5/26/2019
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In the 72 episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss something that has been somewhat of a hot button topic the last couple of years, whether or not the electoral college is still relevant, or if we should replace it with a different way to elect our president. We try to stay as non-political as we can as we explore some ways that a different system could work. Even though we typically don’t agree on this topic, we surprisingly have a very civil conversation about this very important...

Duration:01:14:10

Who Shot JFK & Other Presidential Conspiracies

5/19/2019
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In the 71episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss some of the more interesting conspiracies that involve U.S. presidents. Since we both enjoy a good conspiracy theory, we decided to dive into some of the more hotly discussed presidential conspiracies. From the JFK assassination, Nixon’s deal to keep the Vietnam war going until after the 1968 presidential election, and Reagan’s Deal with Iran to keep the hostages until after the 1980 presidential election, to the Clinton’s murder...

Duration:01:08:50

Top U.S. Immigration Myths

5/12/2019
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In the 70th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss some of the top U.S. immigration myths that we have seen on tv and social media the last decade or so. As someone who spent several years as the lead paralegal in an immigration law firm, Nick uses his well-versed knowledge of the immigration system in the U.S. to break down some of the most discussed misconceptions and myths that are far too often recited. We try to stay away from the political side of these issues and stay...

Duration:01:14:33

Record Store Day 2019 Recap & Original Pressings vs Reissues

5/5/2019
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Episode 69 of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for May! This is a topic we both enjoy talking about, and even though the audio got a little messed up on this episode, we hope you still enjoy the show. In this episode we discuss our Record Store Day 2019 adventures, some different record cleaning products we have seen, upcoming May releases we are looking forward to, some of the great finds we have picked up lately, and finally which is better original pressings or...

Duration:01:28:18

The Minty Fresh Episode

4/28/2019
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In the 68th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss something we have noticed over the last 10+ years, younger generations have become disinterested in their independence. While trying to stay away from judging parents for the way they raise their children, we try to figure out what has created this trend. Somehow, we also get sidetracked for the last ten minutes or so by getting sucked into a short flat Earth conversation. Additional, Ian’s contribution to the episode was making...

Duration:01:04:30

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

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