28 episodes

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.

Life, Examined Podcast Dave & Mike

    • Society & Culture

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.

    028: “Marathon Experience with Saeid Halvaeian”

    028: “Marathon Experience with Saeid Halvaeian”

    028: “Marathon Experience with Saeid Halvaeian"



    The guys analyze the difference between success and failure with marathoner Saeid Halvaeian. How do we respond to challenges, setbacks, and disappointments on the journey toward our goals, values, and achievements?

    • 1 hr 16 min
    027: “Jiu Jitsu Journey with Brandon Mullins”

    027: “Jiu Jitsu Journey with Brandon Mullins”

    027: “Jiu Jitsu Journey with Brandon Mullins”



    World champion Brandon Mullins trains everyone from UFC fighters to first-time jiu jitsu participants. He shares the appeal and challenges of jiu jitsu for adults, including comparisons with other martial arts. Even if you’re not interested in martial arts, make sure you hear the full episode; he explains how the lessons he learned from jiu jitsu have helped him achieve his goals in other areas of life. Great stuff.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    026: “Courageous Kids”

    026: “Courageous Kids”

    026: “Courageous Kids”



    "The guys discuss the Let Grow parenting philosophy as a response to the recent cultural shift in parenting. Is the current generation of parents stifling their children's development by being overly cautious? How should each couple determine the appropriate level of risk for their children, and how should we make sense of recent psychological data on the topic?"

    • 1 hr 10 min
    025: “Physical Well-Being”

    025: “Physical Well-Being”

    025: “Physical Well-Being”

    "What types of physical fitness correlate with higher self-esteem? And what does that mean for New Year's resolutions and other goal-setting? Amy Fruge stops in to share her research with the guys and discuss the implications for all of us."

    • 1 hr 7 min
    024: “Going Green”

    024: “Going Green”

    024: “Going Green”

    Mike hassles Dave for being negative about recycling, and Dave responds by explaining effective altruism. The guys talk recycling, reusing, voluntourism, and all things green

    • 47 min
    023: “Reason for the Season”

    023: “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, and gifts? How can we be more proactive in aligning our holiday traditions with our values?

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

Johnny Stitches ,

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.

sassymassey8787 ,

Enjoyable!

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!

Blue Morgan ,

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 :)

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