On this week’s episode of On The Record, Tyler and Matt sit down with Michael Phillip, creator and host of the popular Midwest Real podcast. Midwest Real describes itself as “an indie podcast and blog with an unquenchable lust for rabbit holes, creativity, technology and open-mindedness,” and invites listeners to “join us as we dig beyond the status quo in search of people and ideas that help us make sense of this swirling vortex of mystery, chemicals, thoughts, sensory input and iPhones we call ‘reality.’”

In advance of 4/20, man, Phillip talks about efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, a subject he’s talked about with others on his show. He also talks about his show itself, the kinds of guests he seeks out, the topics they cover, and much more. If you like what you hear, or even if you don’t, subscribe to Midwest Real via iTunes. You won’t be disappointed.

As always, On The Record is brought to you by our brewery buddies at Ale Asylum, and well as our newest sponsors, 42 Lounge and 42 Ale House. Music for this episode is courtesy of Phillip’s band, City Of Ghosts (“The Replicant,” “Living Pieces”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher.