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.
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How does a concept become a brand identity? w/Oliver Munby
Our London-based designer, Oliver Munby, joins us to talk about translating the conceptual idea of a brand into the real world. He helped create the overall branding for our new gym and apparel line. Though we didn’t cover it much in the episode, he did a ton of research on our city and our preferences before helping us settle on the look and feel that matched what we had in our heads.
What have we learned so far? (PLUS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT)
Rather than surveying what we’ve learned doing this show so far, our 100th episode is a look back at the last few months of our experience of trying to open a gym…during a pandemic.
Here are some of our thoughts:
What’s been our biggest challenge so far?
What’s been the biggest surprise?
Why do we think we have what it takes to be successful AND happy as gym owners?
Just how much bullshit is “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable?”
What are our biggest concerns and unknowns goin
Bonus episode for Suicide Prevention Month w/John Romaniello
We wanted to reinforce our message that while having discussions about mental health can be difficult, they shouldn’t be avoided. The better we understand the struggles others face, the more comfortable we can be in talking about our own.
This episode is an excerpt from Jim’s The Less Than Obvious Podcast (2018) featuring New York Times bestselling author John Romaniello. He discusses how his lifelong struggle with depression led to a sincere suicide attempt that he initially kept secret from everyon
Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem (Encore)
Injuries can be huge setbacks for competitive athletes. Everyone has a certain window of time in which they can play their best. Time out of competition is time lost that can’t be recovered. For some, they can end a career.
The question dovetails well with episode 46’s discussion of workload management, but obviously that’s not the whole story. Dr. Ramsey Nijem gives us insight from his doctoral thesis, as well as his work with professional athletes.
Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson (Encore)
We're working on our studio, so this week's episode is an encore.
Dr. Matt Johnson, a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant (and former Notre Dame quarterback), joins us to discuss a fundamental question about performance under pressure.
How do you stay on the path to your goals? w/ Chris Long of Tailored Sacramento
This week’s guest is our barber, Chris Long.
How did he lose over 200 pounds, and then find a healthy relationship with the scale?
How did he keep shifting from one successful employment situation to another, constantly getting closer to his ultimate goals?
How does he keep self-help/self-improvement a part of his life every day?
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