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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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Episodes

What We Would Do If We Won the Lottery

8/18/2019
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In the 84episode of the Life In General Podcast we try tackle a lighter topic than in our last couple of episodes. In the wake of so much seriousness in the world today, we turn our attentions to the "new American dream" and discuss what we would do if we won the lottery. We also get a little sidetracked talking about mosquitoes, strange interactions with managers, what kind of businesses we would like to start, and if the monarchy in England serves any real purpose. Music provided by DJ...

Duration:01:28:39

Are There Sensible Ways to Combat Mass Shootings?

8/11/2019
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In the 83episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss a difficult topic that is at the top of many news programs, the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. There have been some common sense proposals that have been discussed in the wake of these shootings, but we discuss whether or not any of these ideas could become legislation (we primarily look at the proposals that have been put out by Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president)....

Duration:01:24:20

Can Vinyl Records Regain Some of Their Lost Market Share?

8/4/2019
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The 82episode of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for August. In this episode we discuss several vinyl related topics. We talk about some upcoming August releases that we are looking forward to, some interesting albums we have picked up over the last month, how likely it might be that vinyl records are able to chip into streaming service’s market share, and the environmental impact of vinyl records. We also get a little side tracked talking about the great blues...

Duration:01:18:33

More Creepy Unsolved Mysteries

7/28/2019
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In the 81episode of the Life In General Podcast we are joined by Mandy Fowler to discuss some creepy unsolved mysteries that we have come across on the internet. We have discussed this topic previously on episode 38 of LIG, and enjoyed it so much we decided to cover it again. Some of the mysteries we talk about include strangers watching people through windows on a desolate mountain in New Mexico, a missing woman whose husband ended up chopping up their children with an axe then blowing up...

Duration:01:16:39

9/11 Conspiracies

7/21/2019
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In the 80episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss a topic that both of us find very interesting, conspiracy theories. It’s a topic we have talked about in pervious episodes, but this time we are focusing on conspiracy theories that surround the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Surprisingly though, there are numerous conspiracy theories that involve several different aspects of that dark day in American history. We also briefly discuss the comical attempt to get a group of people together...

Duration:01:12:31

The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

7/14/2019
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In the 79episode of the Life In General Podcast we are joined by Mandy Fowler to discuss the past, present, and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the recent success of MCU movies, and with several new series starting on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ later this year, we try to look into the crystal ball and figure out what path they can take in future installments in this franchise. We also get a little sidetracked discussing several different topics, including, reality...

Duration:01:10:31

Rock & Roll HoF Snubs & Rare Albums We Would Like to Find on Vinyl

7/7/2019
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The 78th episode of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for July. In this episode we discuss several vinyl related topics. We talk about a very interesting album that was released in late June that seems to mock President Trump on its cover, some upcoming July releases that we are looking forward to, some interesting albums we have picked up over the last month, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs, and some of the more rare albums we would like to find on vinyl. Music provided...

Duration:01:28:16

Was There a Winner in the First 2019 Democratic Debate?

6/30/2019
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In the 77episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss our thoughts on the first 2019 Democratic debate. Twenty 2020 Presidential candidate hopefuls took the stage in Miami, Florida this past Wednesday and Thursday, ten each night, and there were definitely some interesting moments for the candidates. We throw in our two cents and talk about if anyone really stood out or potentially torpedoed their candidacy. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:03:38

Did the South Really Win the Civil War?

6/23/2019
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In the 76episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss if the south really won the Civil War. One hundred and fifty years after the end of the war, it’s hard to argue that many of the principles of the Confederacy are still alive in the hearts and minds of large parts of this country. Even though the leaders of the Confederacy were barred from political life by the 14Amendment, many of their supporters and sympathizers helped shape the country over the next century. We talk about how...

Duration:01:02:14

Streaming Movie Services’ Impact on Theaters

6/16/2019
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In the 75episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss whether streaming movie services have had any meaningful impact on brick and mortar movie theaters. With the explosion of streaming services over the last decade, more and more Americans have cut the cord and moved to streaming services, but at what cost to traditional movie venues? We also somehow get sidetracked (as usual) and talk about the current state of the Detroit Tigers. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:00:55

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...

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