Life, Examined Podcast
By Dave & Mike
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Need some time to slow down and think about the parts of your life that matter most? Join Mike and Dave for a conversation examining the physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial domains of living.
||Clean023: “Reason for the Season”||023: “Reason for the Season” - The guys discuss the meanings and values behind the holidays and holiday traditions. How do we navigate the anxiety and expectations of the holiday season? What do we teach our children about the holidays, Santa,||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: “Voting & Our Political System”||022: “Voting & Our Political System” - Mike questions Dave’s decision not to vote in the midterm elections, and the guys debate to what extent we should participate in the political process. Should we vote even if we’ve become disenchanted with||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: “Spiritual Journeys, Episode 3.” Interview with Pastor Kyle Jackson||021: “Spiritual Journeys, Episode 3.” Interview with Pastor Kyle Jackson - Kyle shares how his personal spirituality has guided him through the traumatic events in his youth and his adult life. Kyle and Dave discuss attending the same church as teen||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: “Engaging In Political Discourse”||020: “Engaging In Political Discourse” - Dave makes Mike talk about politics. How invested should Americans be in political figures and political parties? How do we recognize and contend with our own biases?||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: “Spiritual Journeys, Episode 2”. Interview with Rabbi Stuart Federow.||019: “Spiritual Journeys, Episode 2”. Interview with Rabbi Stuart Federow. - The guys sit down with Stuart Federow, rabbi at Shaar Hashalom and co-host of "A Show of Faith." What is prayer/meditation like from a Jewish perspective?||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: “The Interconnected Physical Life”||018: “The Interconnected Physical Life” - The guys give a nutrition update and ask why it can seem so difficult to make large changes in any of life’s domains. Mike angers the masses by insulting Shipley’s,||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Interview with psychotherapist and “Ordinary Life” spiritual teacher Dr. Bill Kerley, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church||017: Interview with psychotherapist and “Ordinary Life” spiritual teacher Dr. Bill Kerley, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church - Bill talks with the guys about spiritual development & practice, as well as reconciling Christian spirituality with a m||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: “How Kids Change You”||016: “How Kids Change You” - Dave’s daughter starts her first day of kindergarten and the guys discuss differences in their lives since having children: scheduling, time, responsibilities, etc. as well as all of the benefits.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: “Stress”||015: “Stress” - Do we all define stress the same way? How does stress impact each domain of our lives? What can we do in each domain to guard against the negative impacts of stress, especially in the spiritual and physical domains?||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: “Why do we work?”||014: “Why do we work?” - Mike confesses to reading extensively on entrepreneurship but never acting on that interest. Should each of us attempt to monetize our hobbies, interests, skills, etc.? How do we decide on the best use of our professional ti||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: “Utilizing Personality Tests for Personal Growth”||013: “Utilizing Personality Tests for Personal Growth” - How can personality tests help us make better sense of the world around us? The guys break down and compare the NEO PI-R with the Myers Briggs and the four temperaments.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: “Purpose and Peace”||012: “Purpose and Peace” - Dave grapples with the implications of his finite nature and what it means for how he should live his life. How do we find the deepest levels of purpose and meaning, and how do they relate to achievement?||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: “Social Media, Smartphones, and the Attention Economy”||011: “Social Media, Smartphones, and the Attention Economy” - Mike outs Dave for not using social media, and the guys discuss the best ways to use Facebook and other apps. How do we best navigate our social relationships and social situations using||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: “Maximizing Rest”||010: “Maximizing Rest” - How do we balance the need for productivity with the need for rest? What causes us to get into “funks”? What role does rest play in creating our best self? Where do we find the motivation to get out of a “funk”?||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: “My One Body”||009: “My One Body” - Mike gives a nutrition and weight-loss update, and the guys discuss how our attitudes about weight and eating should continue to change. What should post-diet, “normal” eating habits look like?||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: “What to do with all your stuff”||008: “What to do with all your stuff” - The guys discuss Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things. How do we re-envision our living space and our attitudes about our belongings? How could we reduce our number of clothes,||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: “Gender Roles & Parenting”||007: “Gender Roles & Parenting” - Why do some people assume dads are inept parents? How do kids learn gender norms, and how/should we teach gender norms and expectations to our kids? What qualities are “masculine” and “feminine” in modern Am||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: “How We Understand God”||006: “How We Understand God” - Why believe in the Christian conceptualization of God? The guys talk about their different personal faiths as well as the positives and negatives of religious institutions. How do we approach traditional religious text||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: “A Household in Good Order”||005: “A Household in Good Order” - Mike confesses his struggles with keeping his daily living and home life in good order. How do we set daily goals and routines to actually accomplish all the tasks and chores that need to be done?||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: “Is Religion Worth Discussing?”||004: “Is Religion Worth Discussing?” - Why don’t we talk openly and honestly about our personal spirituality more often? Dave shares how the lack of open discussion on important topics led him away from church,||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: “Nutrition”||003: “Nutrition” - Mike confesses his fatness and asks which diet plan is best: Keto or Whole 30? How do we avoid temptation? Should we have “cheat days”? How do we change our attitudes about food?||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: “Why Get Married?”||002: “Why Get Married?” - The guys discuss the need to be more intentional when it comes to marriage, both before and during marriage. How does having a strong marriage relationship correlate to the personal choices that we each make about what we w||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: “Welcome to Life, Examined”||001: “Welcome to Life, Examined” - The guys explore the ideas and values that guide the podcast. “Defend good people, attack bad ideas.” They share the four domains through which they examine their lives (spiritual, financial, emotional,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing Commentary Surrounding Life‘s Most Intricate Questions
The production quality grows tremendously through the quick span of this very young show. That being said the subject matter is worth hearing no matter the quality. Insightful and invigorating commentary surrounding some of life‘s biggest questions and challenges. Philosophy and Theology and much more all talked about in a very educated manner. The hosts are very engaging and likable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to better their mental, spiritual and even physical health. Positive actions breed positive results.
Mike and Dave are enjoyable and easy to listen to. It’s like you’re hanging out with friends for an hour. Thoughtful and stimulating conversations that I wish more people had. Thanks for adding depth to my daily commute!
Love the topics!
My wife and I listen to these podcasts together when on long car trips. We join the conversation as if we were host #3 and host #4. It's a great way to stimulate meaningful conversions with your partner :)