LPLE #49: The power and effectiveness of protesting in the US

Jesse and Jane talk about protesting in America. There has been a lot of protesting in America because of various concerns and problems with the new president and between certain police officers and members of the African American community. Jesse wonders if modern-day protesting is as effective as protests back in the 1950s and 60s. Jane acknowledges that these protests create hope and more support for the people affected.

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LPLE #48: Becoming a father, thinking about fatherhood

Jesse and Jane talk about children and parenthood. Jane shares a story about her friends and their very unique two-year-old son. Jesse talks about his upcoming first son, who will be born in several weeks, and how he is planning on raising him to be a curious person.

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LPLE #47: Daylight Saving Time...is useless

Jesse and Jane talk about the semiannual custom of Daylight Saving Time, when a majority of Americans adjust their clocks by an hour. Following the phrase "spring forward, fall back," Americans have to adjust their clocks forward by an hour, making everyone lose sleep. Jesse complains about just how useless this custom is in modern day society. Jane talks about the similar Daylight Saving customs in Europe.

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LPLE #46: Happy Women's Day!

Jesse and Jane talk about International Women's Day and how it relates to American society and American women. Jesse talks about his experience observing International Women's Day abroad, and Jane thinks about the reasons International Women's Day hasn't been celebrated much in American up until recently.

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LPLE #45: Vacation and helicopters

Jesse talks about his recent vacation to Hawaii, and Jane shares her vacation plans to France and Spain for a special pilgrimage. Jane also shares her story of growing up in a family that went camping a lot, and how she was able to ride helicopters and horses as a child.

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LPLE #44: [Normal Speed] Talking about national politics

Jesse and Jane share with each other their honest feelings about the state of our national politics. This is a conversation at normal speed, so please listen to the episode again if you have difficulty following along.

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LPLE #43: Creating your own software and company during Startup Weekend

Jesse shares his experience participating in the 54-hour event called Startup Weekend, which allows people to practice creating software and creating their own company to sell that software.

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LPLE #42: What Valentine's Day means to us

Jane has recovered and is back to our show! Jesse and Jane share their opinions about the recent Valentine's Day holiday and how they celebrated it with their spouses. Jane sees Valentine's Day as a great reminder to be nice to our spouses considering how busy we all are. Jesse is skeptical and thinks that the holiday is mostly about selling chocolate.

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LPLE #41: Jesse answers common questions from students studying English

Jane is still out sick with the cold, so Jesse shares with the audience a few of the common questions he receives from students studying the English language, along with his answers. Jesse invites you to share your own questions with him at the LPLE Facebook page!

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LPLE #40: Flu shots, Lunar New Year, 600 downloads, and reconnecting with friends in Japan!

Jane is out sick with the cold, so Jesse talks to the audience about some of his life updates, including the importance of getting a flu shot every year, reaching 600 LPLE downloads in January, celebrating the Lunar New Year with his wife's family, and reconnecting with friends in Japan through the LINE app.

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