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Everyday waffle from the fitness industry's no nonsense personal trainer.

The James Smith Podcast James Smith

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 2.9K Ratings

Everyday waffle from the fitness industry's no nonsense personal trainer.

    David Robson - The Expectation Effect

    David Robson - The Expectation Effect

    David Robson is an award-winning science writer specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour.
    After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, he worked as a features editor at New Scientist for five years, before moving to BBC Future, where he was a senior journalist for five years. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Aeon, Men’s Health and many more outlets. In 2021, David received awards from the Association of British Science Writers and the UK Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) for his writing on misinformation and risk communication during the COVID pandemic. In 2022, he won Mental Health Story of the Year at the MJA Annual Awards and was a finalist for the Best British Science Journalist of the Year Award from the ABSW.
    David’s first book, The Intelligence Trap, was published in 2019, and received worldwide media attention. His second book The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Transform Your Life, was published in the UK on 6 January 2022 and in the USA and Canada on 15 February 2022. It is “a journey through the cutting-edge science of how our mindset shapes every facet of our lives, revealing how your brain holds the keys to unlocking a better you”. The Expectation Effect was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and won a British Psychological Society Book Award in the popular science category.

    • 45 min
    How To Grow A YouTube Channel With Ed From FilmBooth

    How To Grow A YouTube Channel With Ed From FilmBooth

    After listening to about 15 hours of Ed''s content in the last week, I asked him on for a chat on the podcast. Enjoy! Thanks for joining me  @FilmBooth   @creator-booth 


    • 53 min
    All Things Pre & Post Natal Training with Jen Dugard

    All Things Pre & Post Natal Training with Jen Dugard

    To access Jen's resources please check out her websites & socials:

    Jen’s Website: https://www.jendugard.com/
    Jen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jendugard
    Mum Safe: https://mumsafe.com.au/

    • 55 min
    Dr. Layne Norton

    Dr. Layne Norton

    Layne joins me face to face in Sydney and we crack open a beer and talk about a lot of different topics, none of many to do with fitness.

    00:00:00 Intro
    00:04:29 Fitness Expos and People Caring About Your Opinion
    00:08:08 Social Media Longevity
    00:23:53 Fake Social Media Personalities
    00:30:36 Lying on Dating Profiles
    00:34:38 Australia’s Rules & Drug Dappling
    00:50:18 The Meaning of Life & Carrying on Family Lineage
    00:58:36 Enjoying What You Do & Going Through Hard Things to Get Better
    01:25:00 The Next Big Thing for Layne 
    Join Layne’s Physique Coaching Academy: http://bit.ly/3X2Agng
    Find Layne:

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Rosey Davidson (@just_chill_mama) | Helping Families Sleep Better

    Rosey Davidson (@just_chill_mama) | Helping Families Sleep Better

    Follow Rosey: https://www.instagram.com/just_chill_mama/

    Get Rosey’s Book & Other Resources: https://justchillbabysleep.co.uk/the-just-chill-baby-sleep-book/

    00:00:00 Who Is Rosie Davidson
    00:01:06 Parental Struggles, Support & Comparison
    00:06:44 Screen Time & Learning
    00:11:44 Sleeping Near Your Baby
    00:17:24 Toddlers vs Babies
    00:20:59 The Just Chill Baby Sleep Book
    00:22:11 Sex in the First 12 Months
    00:26:13 Settling Babies & Air Con
    00:32:04 Travelling with Babies
    00:36:11 Lineage & Empathy
    00:39:27 Toddlers & Sleeping
    00:51:07 Most Common Issues & Advice
    00:55:29 Adoption

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dr Louise Newson - The Menopause Doctor

    Dr Louise Newson - The Menopause Doctor

    Dr. Louise Newson is a highly regarded menopause specialist and GP based in the UK. She has over 20 years of experience working in women's health, and has become a leading voice in the field of menopause care. Dr. Newson is committed to improving the quality of life for women experiencing menopause symptoms, and she works tirelessly to raise awareness about the importance of menopause education and support.


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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Phatphucker ,

I’ve been living under a rock, it seems !

Only recently discovered James when I heard him interviewed on the “Straight Talk with Mark Bouris” podcast ! Instantly subscribed and have binged the first 10 episodes (in between life stuff). Love the no nonsense, raw and thought provoking content. Look forward to following his career and adopting many of his ideas/principles into my life (I’m 55 as I write this. Who said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?)

Operatic 89 ,

Thank god for James Smith!

I’ve followed James since 2017. I’ve bought all his books, I’ll be buying his third and the quality of the guests and the information on this podcast is amazing, even the fair points podcast. I’ve taken away a lot of information, please don’t stop doing the podcast! It gets me through my gym sessions! 😊

JoJoKym ,

My Travel Companion!

I love James! I travel for work and really enjoy listening to his podcast during my trips. His no bulls@&t straight to the point content is motivating and I’ve learnt a lot about my health, fitness and surprisingly, I’m learning how to like…me! His subjects are always interesting.. I don’t get bored listening to him and I love his humour. I’ve just ordered (and pre-ordered) 2 of his books, looking forward to a good read!

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