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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 10 Movies of the 1990's

10/14/2019
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In the 92 episode of the Life In General Podcast we are joined by Mandy to discuss our top 10 movies of the 1990’s. We always enjoy doing these top 10 lists, and this one seemed a little more difficult than others to put together, but we had fun trying. We also get a little sidetracked talking about the moon landing conspiracy theory, and Mandy’s hatred of Jethro Tull. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:12:00

The Impeachment Inquiry Against President Donald Trump

10/9/2019
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In this bonus episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss a topic that has been all over the news the last couple weeks, the possible impeachment of president Donald Trump, and what the Democrats will do (but probably shouldn’t) moving forward. This is potentially an important topic and something that both of us have strong opinions on (and not always the same), but didn’t fit into our upcoming recording schedule, so we decided to do a bonus episode to cover it. We also get a little...

Duration:01:22:20

Musical Guilty Pleasures

10/7/2019
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The 91 episode of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for October. In this episode we are joined by Mandy to discuss several vinyl related topics. We talk about some upcoming October vinyl releases that we are looking forward to, some interesting albums we have picked up over the last month, the success of the new blink-182 album NINE, and some of our favorite musical guilty pleasures. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:10:47

Elvis Presley and Ian Anderson

9/30/2019
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In the 90 episode of the Life In General Podcast we go back to a topic we covered all the way back in episode 10 of LIG, people we admire. When we originally came up with this idea, we thought it would be something we would do on a semi-regular basis. It has taken us a little while (80 episodes and about 29 months) to come around back to this topic. The first time we covered this, we talked about FDR and Thomas Jefferson. This time we kept it to musicians and discuss Elvis Presley and Ian...

Duration:00:59:50

Other Podcasts That We Enjoy

9/23/2019
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In the 89 episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss some of the podcasts we have enjoyed listening to over the years, also the shows that inspired us to start our own podcast. We also talk about Ian being an anti-technology old man, especially his inability to return a text message in a reasonable amount of time. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:03:05

The Michigan Vaping Ban

9/16/2019
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In the 88episode of the Life In General Podcast we didn't plan on having a central topic, so we discuss a number of things including adventures in nursing school, the importance of social life in high school, the vaping ban in Michigan, and a school in Tennessee that has banned Harry Potter books because students have been using magic on their teachers. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:04:59

Has Reality TV Killed Television?

9/9/2019
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In the 87th episode of the Life In General Podcast we discuss how reality TV has affected not only television, but also our society. TV in general has undergone a large evolution over the last 25+ years, and much of this can be attributed to these unscripted programs that typically cost a fraction of what traditional scripted programming costs to produce. Music provided by DJ F.A.M.E. and bensound.com.

Duration:01:02:12

Essential Albums to Own

9/2/2019
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The 86episode of the Life In General Podcast is our big vinyl episode for September. In this episode we are joined by Mandy to discuss several vinyl related topics. We talk about upcoming September vinyl releases that we are looking forward to, some interesting albums we have picked up over the last month, memorable records from our youth, and some records we think are essential to a complete collection. We also get a little sidetracked talking about a machine from the early 80’s that can...

Duration:01:25:48

The Dirt on “The Dirt”

8/25/2019
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In the 85episode of the Life In General Podcast we do something that we haven’t done in a while, a movie review. We take a look at the recent Netflix movie The Dirt that was released earlier this year. The movie looks back at the formation and career of the rock band Motley Crue, that by the late 1980's were one of the biggest, most notorious bands in the world. There have been quite a few of these music biopics that have come out the last couple years, and we look at how these movies...

Duration:00:55:25

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 musician...

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 to...

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 by...

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