What’s this podcast all about? Well everything important. And nothing in particular. In between all that, we solve world problems. Micromanage each other’s personal lives. Tell stories. Riff on social and cultural happenings. Predict the future. Mock ignorance wherever we find it. And generally rant, rave and question the things you’re not supposed to talk about in “polite circles” – especially politics, sex, and religion. After seven years of having coffee and great conversations every Friday morning, we thought you might enjoy our chats as much as we did, so we decided to launch this podcast! Join us for an always authentic, hopefully enlightening and entertaining conversation.

Carl and Mike, discuss, debate and argue about evil. Is it a form of mental illness? A human virus? How to respond to it? Is the death penalty appropriate? Is evil in war require a different response? Plus dreaming of Tesla and what’s the difference between skepticism and cynicism. 


Direct download: CM27EvilFNL2.mp3
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C&M24: Politics and Money

In Politics and Money Carl and Mike talk about the deteriorating state of politics where blackmail replaces compromise, fear and ignorance run rampant and money rules it all. Plus the cost of war machines, getting to energy independence, and the merits of mandatory voting. Finally what’s the opposite of boycott? 

Direct download: CM24Moneyand_Politics.mp3
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Carl and Mike debate the effects of the Internet and 24 Hour News on the culture and our ability to critically think for ourselves. Who do you trust? Are we better off not having access to certain things on the Internet? Is breaking news breaking the quality of news?

Direct download: CM24BreakingNews2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Carl and Mike do a 3-some with artist, professor and homeless advocate Willie Baronet. We talk about Willie’s experience buying signs from the homeless around the country. And our attitudes to the homeless. We also discuss his work teaching Introduction to Creativity to college students. And we end with a chat about racism stemming from the recent video release of fraternity students from the University of Oklahoma making racist chants. 

Direct download: CM3someWillieFNL.mp3
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Carl and Mike tackle the following thought-provoking questions including some from the Nightly Show's #KeepIt100 segment that we couldn't fit into our Special Keep It #100 Edition of 5Q:5M. 

1) If your child murdered someone you really don't like, do you try to cover it up?

2) Do you play the lottery? Why or why not?

3) Do you think society is too involved in parenting children?

4) Does putting overweight woman on magazine covers increase social equality or encourage obesity?

5) You have a choice - guaranteed million dollars or 50% chance at 100 million dollars. Which do you choose and why?

Have a question for Carl and Mike? Any question is fair game. Twitter your question @carlandmike or leave it in the comments at carlandmike.net

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Carl and Mike talk sleeping arrangements, weight loss, goal setting, the motivating forces of pain and pleasure, media manipulation, television and the lost art of empathy.

Direct download: CMG2EmpathyFNL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm CST

In this special episode of 5 Questions in 5 Minutes (5Q:5M) we #Keepit100 by truthfully answering questions asked by Larry Wilmore host of The Nightly Show during his Keep It 100 segment. And we do it in 5 minutes.

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Direct download: CM5Q5m100.mp3
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Carl and Mike wonder about the Strange Planet we live on, from anti-vaxxers and mars travelers to ISIS and its extreme fundamentalism. Plus Carl and Mike lose their religion and start a new one - the Birth of Q.

Direct download: CM23BirthofQFNL.mp3
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