150 episodes

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

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Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

    How do you get started running (and why it might be a good idea)? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

    How do you get started running (and why it might be a good idea)? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

    A lot of people grew up running for sports, but plenty of people stop just as soon as they can and never do it again. We ask runners James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes to tell us how to get started (or started again).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How do you build a strongman community so great that it ends up in a Super Bowl commercial? w/Kalle Beck of Starting Strongman

    How do you build a strongman community so great that it ends up in a Super Bowl commercial? w/Kalle Beck of Starting Strongman

    We finally connect with Kalle Beck, the man behind StartingStrongman.com. If you saw the Facebook commercial during the Super Bowl, the Oscars, etc., you’ve seen Kalle and some of the members of the online strongman community he started years ago.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Are jacked celebrities on the sauce? What makes a good PL gym? Plus, many other questions w/Omar Isuf

    Are jacked celebrities on the sauce? What makes a good PL gym? Plus, many other questions w/Omar Isuf

    Our good friend Omar Isuf is in town, so he joined us for a conversation in which we actually talk quite a bit about celebrity, fitness, and how Omar accomplished his recent transformation?

    The coverage of celebrities who get jacked often revolves around their training, but does anyone believe they don’t use PEDs? Did Kobe Bryant’s death come about because people can't say no to celebrities? How did Omar KNOW he could accomplish his transformation? Which factors contribute to a great powerlifting gym

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Which top fitness trends for 2020 are legit and which are total BS? | 100% Opinion

    Which top fitness trends for 2020 are legit and which are total BS? | 100% Opinion

    In a “just us” episode, we take a look at a couple articles claiming to track the top fitness trends for 2020 – notably one from Men’s Health.

    We start by talking about the personal, and cultural, impacts of the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his fellow passengers lost in Sunday’s helicopter crash. How did Kobe change after retirement? Is it possible to be too driven? When people publicly mourn the death of a celebrity, what are people really reacting to?

    • 57 min
    “How much do the labels ‘beginner, intermediate, or advanced’ matter to your programming?" w/Greg Nuckols

    “How much do the labels ‘beginner, intermediate, or advanced’ matter to your programming?" w/Greg Nuckols

    Some programs claim to have been written for beginning lifters. Others for intermediates, etc. How do you when you’re past the beginner stage, and how much does it really matter?

    We asked Greg Nuckols to break it down for us.

    • 52 min
    “Should women train differently than men?” w/Greg Nuckols

    “Should women train differently than men?” w/Greg Nuckols

    Does women’s training really need an entirely different approach or just a couple tweaks?

    We asked Greg Nuckols, someone who recently wrote an article on this topic, to break it down for us.

    • 45 min

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