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Hello, Hola, Guten Tag, Bonjour, こんにちは ! Welcome everyone, this is a podcast for those wanting to learn about U.S. culture through Standard American English, also known as General American. We talk about various different topics related to the U.S. and the U.S.'s relations with other countries. My co-host and I would like to think of this as more of a journey because you never know where it’ll take us. Plus, since the journey’s more important than the end or the start, we hope that you’ll be ...
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss the concept of civic duty and its various aspects. We touch on topics such as jury duty, paying taxes, staying informed, and the role of the military. We also explore the differences between the US and Germany in terms of civic duties and the cultural attitudes towards them. Takeaways Civic duty encompass…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss their thoughts on true crime podcasts and the ethical implications of consuming and creating true crime content. We explore the fascination with killers and the morbid curiosity that drives the popularity of true crime. We also touch on the desensitization that can occur from consuming too much true crime…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss the gig economy from the perspective of food delivery apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash. We explore the definition of a gig and how it has evolved over the years. We also touch on the challenges and risks faced by gig workers, such as low pay, reliance on tips, and lack of benefits. We discuss the gamifica…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss the media and the challenges of consuming information in today's world. We talk about biases in the media, the importance of fact-checking, and the need to be skeptical of information. We also touch on the influence of social media and the pressure to be the first to report news. We emphasize the importan…
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Description In this episode, Kris and I discuss various methods of discovering new music and how it has evolved over time. We touch on the influence of wealth on music discovery, differences in music discovery between countries, the role of soundtracks in music discovery, and the evolution of music mediums. We also speculate on future music discove…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss the topic of fast food. We start with a conversation about the weather and moving, then transition into talking about fast food as a part of life in the US. We discuss how fast food was once seen as a treat but has now become a way of life for many people. We also touch on the issue of food deserts and ho…
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Summary In this episode, we discuss various topics from weather and travel to citizenship and board games. We share personal experiences and insights, including the process of proving citizenship for a newborn, the cost of obtaining documents, and the different ways to become a US citizen. In the latter half, we also talk about their preferences fo…
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Summary In this episode, we discuss intellectual property and its impact on various industries. We touch on the Super Bowl, the Pal World game and copyright infringement, Disney's role in copyright law, the concept of public domain and lost media, piracy and streaming services, and the issue of artists getting paid for their work. We provide insigh…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I catch up after a long break. We discuss their New Year's resolutions, the recent cold wave and weather conditions, their experiences with moving and settling into new places, becoming dual citizens and raising bilingual children, the importance of owning a house, playing the game Pal World, and the process of dec…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I dive into a season reflection, sharing tales of illness, discussing the COVID-19 impact, and trading stories about odd weather in our locations. From navigating ethical buying to exploring AI's rise, and even talking about on Kris' recent Green Bay Packers game adventure, we cover it all. Join us as we wrap up wi…
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Summary In this episode, Kris and I discuss various scandals, ranging from Thanksgiving mishaps to high-profile political controversies. We touch on scandals involving The Completionist, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Anthony Weiner, Hurricane Katrina, George W. Bush and 9/11, and Kanye West. We explore the impact of scandals on public figures a…
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Kris and I discuss the advantages of working from home. Chapters: (00:00) - Intro (03:40) - Holidays (07:00) - Main Topic - Remote Work (17:00) - Advtanges and Disadvantages of Remote Work (23:00) - Keeping up Appearances (32:00) - Adjusting to Remote Work (35:00) - Team Bonding and Bosses (45:00) - Outro Transcript: Check out the website - https:/…
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Kris discusses his recent unemployment due to his company's bankruptcy and the Montana unemployment application process. We compare the U.S. and German unemployment systems, talk about resume gaps from long-term unemployment, and highlight the importance of work-life separation while working from home. The conversation also touches on bankruptcy an…
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As we navigate the fascinating world of celebrities, we explore the complexities of their influence and the weight of being a role model. Join us as we examine the fine line between authenticity and accommodating fans. From edgy metal bands to superstars like Taylor Swift, we unravel the responsibilities they hold, along with controversial moments …
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Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night in the U.S. or the cultural and majestical icons that Americans generally think about? Then you have to listen to this episode where Kris and I discuss urban legends, mythical figures and digital folklore that is prevalent throughout the context of the U.S.! Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565…
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Description: Kris and I catch up on what we have been doing for the past couple of weeks: movies, travelling, the weather and work Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gene…
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Description: Unions and strike have always been seen as controversial in the U.S. This time, the actors and writers are striking for better compensation and more respect. But, how do unions and guilds work in general? Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.c…
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Description: Cartoons, Anime, Comics - What's the difference? Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/generally_american/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/9405318…
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Description: The modern cowboys - Truckers and how they are crucial to the American way of life. Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/generally_american/ Patreon: https://w…
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Description: Touching on last time, Kris and I discuss the various sub and counter cultures within the U.S. Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/generally_american/ Patreon…
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Description: The more things change the more things stay the same, or do they? Kris and I discuss the shifting cultural tides that spans many generations. Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https:…
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Description: Houses and Housing in the U.S is very different than in the U.S. Kris and I explore some of the differences Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/generallyamcn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/generally_amer…
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Description: Studying in the U.S. is a complicated venture, but Kris and I talk do our best to explain the intricacies and requirements of studying at colleges, universities or going to vocational schools Contact: Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/9405318 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: c…
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Hello, please fill out the survey if you have time. It will only take a couple of minutes. Poll: https://forms.gle/EDqw565Wus4JHsut8 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/9405318 Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com --- Hello, welcome to a mini-episode! Kris is not here today. So, it is just me, the ot…
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Description: Kris and I talk about his upcoming trip to Las Vegas, the gambling center of the U.S. ! Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.comBy Christopher M. Chandler, Kris Schauer
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Race, ethnicity, skin color, and the like are very sensitive topics. The basis of today's episode is a from Kimberlé Crenshaw: “Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://di…
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Description: You will own nothing and be happy. In the modern era everything is on a subscription basis. This gives rise to not being able to own anything anymore. This ranges from music, movies to even cars. Let's talk about that ! Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://disco…
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Description: A good servant, but a terrible master. That is something that can be applied to a lot of things, especially the modern era. AI has been a great tool in our daily lives, but is it something that we should let ourselves controlled by it? Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discor…
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Description: Kris and I talk about starting in the new year and what festive traditions mean to us. The new year has started and Kris and I are looking forward to doing great things year. In this episode he and I discuss the holiday season, religion and festive traditions. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in t…
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Description: †he year is coming to a close and we all want to start the new year off with good health. So, Kris and I talk about dieting and healthy food. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@gmail.com…
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Description: Thanksgiving came and went. Kris and I touch on how we spent our thanksgivings. Also, we delve into some side topics like the NFL being in Germany and winter weather. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christophermichaelchandler@g…
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Description: Not quite like the office, but Kris and I discuss our work place experiences. Work culture and going back to the office has been more important than ever in the past couple of months. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-mail: christopher…
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Description: Continuing with last week's episode, Kris and I discuss how medical insurance and medical debt are intertwined. On an final note, we include public assistance and how that ties in with medical assitance. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv…
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Description: The amount of debt that Americans are accruing is growing year by year. On the one hand, Americans use to debt to manage their lives, but on the other hand it becomes almost too much to bear. There are many ways in which Americans can fall into to debt, but we will stick to just a couple: credit, student and medical debt. Contact: If y…
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Description: Who built the pyramids and and were we really on the moon? There are many answers to those questions, some less serious and trustworthy than others. What do you believe? Well, that depends on where you live and where you grow up. You are shaped by your experiences. Conspiracy theories are one of the ways that try to make sense of the w…
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Description: we have to share space in a society, if we want to get along with other people. We also hare space in order to connect with other people from our local communities and we do so in "public space" But, what exactly is a public space and how do we go about finding them? Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact …
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Description: We are a bit late to the party, but Kris and I want to talk about the fourth of July and how it came about it. Also, we dive into a bit of the history and culture surrounding this favorite American tradition!. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC…
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Description: It is no secret that Americans love to buy in bulk. That's no secret. In today's episode Kris and I talk about in which ways Americans love to buy in large quantities. We have a few funny stories for you and hope that you will stick around to hear them ! Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the fol…
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Description: We live in a society that is quick judge, vilify and even quicker to convict those. We say 'innocent until proven guilty', but it seems like the reverse is true in the court of public opinion where defending yourself is incredibly difficult. So, in today's episode, Chris and I want to talk about some famous cases and how they were deal…
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Description: The jobs that we don't want to do, the jobs that we hate, or the things that we can't do. We usually give these things off to othe people, often at a much cheaper price than what we would be willing to work for. There is also the problem of the quality not being up to par due to the cheap labor. Still, there are overlooked positive ben…
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Description: The current American situation is highly volitale at the moment due to the discussion of reproductive rights and debates. It is a fine line to walk, and so knowing where to step is not always clear. Contact: If you would like to get in contact with us, please contact us in the following ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/NUUC2QJumv E-ma…
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Description: It is hard to know what culture is and how to define, but many people take the you-know-it-when-you-see-it kind of approach. The U.S. has often been accused of not having a culture, or its culture being very young and refined. There is a famous quote that serves as the basis of our podcast which sums up a lot of Americans attitudes abo…
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Description: It is said that if you want to truly express your opinion, then you should put your money where your mouth is. So, that means that you can vote with your wallet and boycott products that you disagree with. In this day and age, it is becoming increasingly diffiuclt to buy goods that have not been created unethically. However, even if it…
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Description: Whether it is music, weather, old memories or t.v. shows, there is always something that reminds you of home. In this case, we want to discuss what it is that truly reminds of the United States in a truly American sense. We come it at from different perspectives and show that there is more than one way of remembering your country. Musi…
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