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“I Throw Myself In To Get Through it” – GCC #20 Part 1 – Anxiety, Photography & Individual Change/Community

4/22/2018
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This week, Mike talks with Erin, a photographer he’s known since college and although photography is where the discussion begins, it delves far deeper than anticipated! After discussing what Erin loves about taking photos and what started her intrigue, they then talk about Erin’s trips to France and her new love of snowboarding, followed by a look into anxiety & depression. Through talking about such mental illnesses, the conversation gets onto a wide variety of topics including parenting &...

Duration:01:19:44

“You Need To Update Your Beliefs” – GCC #19 Part 2 – British & Polish Accents, Brexit, Religion In Government & Food

4/15/2018
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Want to hear a British guy & Polish girl discuss differences in their countries, their views on being patriotic to one’s country as well as the “separation of church & state” or lack thereof as well as numerous other topics? Well then be sure to check out part 2 of episode 19 of Genuine Chit-Chat! In this part, Mike & Justyna continue their discussion on multi-culturalism by talking about British & Polish politics as well as Brexit, as well as religion and how it affects government,...

Duration:01:18:11

“I Was Meant To Stay For 6 Months!” – GCC #19 Part 1 – Multi-Culturalism, Drug Reform & The Tea-Drinking Polish

4/8/2018
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Do you wonder about Polish culture, like hearing tired-sounding British dudes talking and really dig women with northern/eastern European accents? If you answered yes to any of those, then this week’s Genuine Chit-Chat is perfect for you! Mike & his friend Justyna talk about some of the differences between Polish & English culture, why Justyna came from Poland to England (which was over a year ago), multi-culturalism of Britain & Europe, as well as the political system, speaking other...

Duration:01:03:36

Debunking Misconceptions: Cancer, Big Pharma & GMOs – GCC #19 – Science, But Simple

4/1/2018
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Mike talks to Josh for another episode of the Science But Simple mini-series and this week they debunk scientific misconceptions! They delve into what cancer actually is, how it works and our treatments & why there isn’t a “cure-all” for cancer, followed by what “Big Pharma” is and the conspiracy around them somehow having the cure to diseases and holding them back, along with the method for testing & releasing new medicines for the public. They then finish off with what GMOs are...

Duration:01:28:07

“What Is Palaeontology?” – GCC #17 with Wayne Telford – Dinosaur Fossils, Climate Change, Giant Insects & Mass Extinction Events

3/25/2018
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What is Palaeontology (or Paleontology for you Americans)? How do we find fossils today and what do they help with? Did giant insects exist on earth, and if so, how? All of these questions and many more are answered in this week’s episode of Genuine Chit-Chat! Mike speaks with his Palaeontologist friend Wayne, where they also discuss dinosaurs, mass extinction events, some of the work Wayne has done at university (including going to sites discovering dinosaur remains with some flesh still...

Duration:01:04:22

“Be The Beacon Of Hope” – GCC #16 – with Wayne Telford – Changing The World With Ideas, Jekyll And Hyde & Inspiration

3/18/2018
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This week, Mike speaks with Wayne Telford, a palaeontologist who has written two novels surrounding 19th century London; A Light In The Mist, which follows a young Dr Jekyll while the second novel (Scarcrow) has a different protagonist surrounding similar events from another perspective. Although they discuss Wayne’s books, the creative process and what made Wayne decide to create these fantastic works, they delve deep into individualism and the idea of good vs evil, as well as life’s...

Duration:01:00:06

“Sex Is All About Communication” – GCC #15 Part 2 with Steph The Crab – Hobbies, Stigmas About Sex & Dude Where’s My Challenge

3/11/2018
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This week, Mike talks to the redheaded wonder “Steph The Crab”, about their passions and the amount of effort & commitment it takes to keep actively pursuing hobbies, they then delve into a fairly long discussion about sex, masturbation, stigmas surrounding sex (and talking about it), along with communication with partners, sexual confidence and even child development affecting sexuality (with a touch of Sigmund Freud’s ideas). They finish off by talking about Steph’s connections to the...

Duration:01:02:07

“Did You Call Him A Terrorist” – GCC #15 Part 1 with Steph The Crab – YouTube, Porn, Sex & Strange Stories From Work

3/4/2018
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This week, Mike talks to the redheaded wonder “Steph The Crab”, a YouTuber he’s known since school! In part 1, they get into what Steph does on YouTube and why she started it, some of the weird people they’ve encountered while working previous jobs, porn, sex & masturbation (including discussing if Louis Walsh fucked Donald Trump, so prudes beware!), reminiscing about their time at school, how bullying has affected them and much more! Stay tuned for part 2 which will be released next...

Duration:01:20:18

“Just Don’t Be A Dick” – GCC #14 – Transgender Identity, Gender Pronouns & Being Triggered

2/18/2018
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This week, Mike talks to Josh & Rhys about how society should deal with transgender identity in regards to gender pronouns and how far we should go, bringing up a few odd examples such as a 52 year old man claiming to identify as a young girl. Leading on from this, also brings discussion on the progressive-left & alt-right and how people can’t seem to meet in the middle with issues, caused by stubbornness & toxic tribalism, as well as societal pressures that many of us experience and how...

Duration:01:28:36

“Fleshlights In The Dishwasher” – GCC #13 Part 2 – Time Travel, Sex Robots & Darth Vader’s Cape

2/11/2018
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If you like hearing two friends having a laugh about a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing, be sure to give this week a listen! Mike & his guest Jonny, chat about all matter of things in part 2 of this tangential podcast, including Parks & Recreation, Star Wars, football (soccer), movies & the cinema, paradoxes, contactless card payments, The Office (UK & US) and too many other things to count! Part 1 was released last week and was about YouTubers & their inappropriate...

Duration:01:03:41

Life Lessons From The Prudish Punk – GCC #13 Part 1 – Clickbait, Censorship, Religion & Too Much Cereal

2/4/2018
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Mike & his guest Jonny, chat about all matter of things in part 1 of this tangential podcast, varying from YouTubers & their inappropriate videos & use of clickbait (Logan Paul for example), when is censorship for younger audiences necessary, sex education, earworms, religion, a lot of cereal and much, much more! If you like hearing two friends having a laugh about a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing, be sure to give this week a listen! In part 2 of this tangential...

Duration:01:02:58

How Does Gravity Work; The Moon, The Tides & The Sun – Science, But Simple – GCC #12

1/28/2018
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This week brings the next episode of the mini-series “Science But Simple”, where Mike & Josh talk about tides and how they’re affected by the moon, how the moon and orbits work, how the sun works/why it’s so hot, terminal velocity and more! The first episode of “Science But Simple” is episode #6 of the podcast and is all about how light bulbs work, energy & enthalpy. “Science But Simple” is mostly about explaining the fundamentals of things we see in our everyday lives in a way that is...

Duration:01:06:43

“Kill 8 Puppies or Your Best Friend” – GCC #11 Part 2 – Moral Questions, Racism & Plumbumble Crumble with Bradley Hobby

1/21/2018
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Part 2 of Mike & Bradley’s chat; they discuss racism, moral questions such as whether or not they’d kill 8 puppies or kill & eat their best friend, when it’s okay to joke, Roger The Buff Kangaroo, the mystery of Plumbumble Crumble, the website Mike Burton’s Beef Curtains and so much more! In part 1 they talk about times they’ve been incredibly drunk, nude pics (“Hand Bras & No Vag” does get explained), along with Season 1 of Stranger Things, women stealing their clothes, the new(ish) IT...

Duration:01:20:59

“Hand Bras & No Vag” – GCC #11 Part 1 – Getting Drunk, Nude Pics & Stranger Things with Bradley Hobby

1/14/2018
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This week Mike & his friend Bradley talk about nothing in particular, but have a great time doing it – ranging from times they’ve been incredibly drunk to nude pics (“Hand Bras & No Vag” does get explained), along with Season 1 of Stranger Things, women stealing their clothes, the new(ish) IT movie (no spoilers), a few other horror movies and many other obscure tangents! Part 2 will be released next week and they discuss racism, moral questions such as whether or not they’d kill 8 puppies...

Duration:01:01:14

GCC #10 – Alex Hart – Best Movies Of 2017

1/7/2018
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As a start to 2018, Mike & his buddy Alex talk about their favourite movies from 2017, NO SPOILERS AHEAD so you’re safe to listen without things getting ruined! Mike & Alex each list their top 5 movies of the year, as well as some honourable mentions and some movies they hated. Which movies are on their lists and which ones do they hate? Logan, Disaster Artist, Detroit, Dunkirk, Justice League, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and many more are discussed, so if you’re a movie...

Duration:01:52:35

GCC #9 Part 2 – Dom Fullwood – Religious Extremism, Atheism & Christianity

1/1/2018
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In part 2 of Mike & Dom’s chat, they continue their discussion on gun laws, plus they speak about war, religious extremism (and how first world countries are often the cause of people getting involved with extremism), their opinions on religion – with Mike being an atheist and Dom being a christian it makes for a great discussion! In Part 1 they speak about airsoft (as it’s one of Dom’s passions and Mike wants to try it sometime), animals in zoos and if it’s ever okay to hunt animals...

Duration:00:57:23

GCC #9 Part 1 – Dom Fullwood – Airsoft, Hunting, Zoos & Gun Laws

12/17/2017
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This week, Mike talks to Dom, a friend who holds different religious and political views, so this makes for a great discussion! In Part 1 they speak about airsoft (as it’s one of Dom’s passions and Mike wants to try it sometime), animals in zoos and if it’s ever okay to hunt animals (Mike & Dom have differing views on the matter) and how guns should be handled by government both in the UK & in the US. Part 2 will be out in the first week of 2018, where Dom & Mike speak about extremism...

Duration:01:18:10

GCC #8 – Tom – The Room, The Disaster Artist & Tommy Wiseau

12/10/2017
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This week, Mike sits down with Tom (from ep 5) to talk about the cult movie “The Room”, the strange unintentional entertainment it brings and it’s biopic starring James & Dave Franco: “The Disaster Artist” where it shows Greg Sustero (Tommy’s friend & author of The Disaster Artist book) & Tommy Wiseau (the strange man who started it all), their friendship and how the movie was conceived & created. Mike has an Instagram page @I_Am_Movies – where him & his buddy Alex review movies, check it...

Duration:01:03:58

GCC #7 Part 2 – Carla – Childhood, Being A Victim/Accepting Help & Generation Differences

12/3/2017
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In Part 2 of their chat, Mike & Carla discuss what childhood is like, ways to help yourself when you’re a victim as well as accepting help from others. They also discuss the differences between their generation & their parents & their grandparents generations, along with if they each received a large sum of money and what they’d do with it all! Make sure you check out part 1 before this one, which was out last week, where they spoke about Crohn’s Disease, Sex, CBD Oil & “Big...

Duration:01:18:11

GCC #7 Part 1 – Carla – Crohn’s Disease, Sex, CBD Oil & “Big Pharma”

11/26/2017
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This week, Mike talks to Carla about her Crohn’s Disease (what it actually is, how it’s treated & whatnot), CBD Oil and it’s medicinal uses, along with medicinal mariujuana/cannabis, “Big Pharma” and alternatives to standard prescription drugs, as well as stigma around sex and learning about it when they were younger. Make sure you check out part 2 which is out next week, where they talk about childhood, being a victim & accepting help, generational differences and what they’d do with a...

Duration:01:37:16

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