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. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They examine common misconceptions and then try to get to the correct answer -- often with the help of subject matter experts. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim Mc‪D‬ Jim McDonald and Mike Farr

    • Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.8K Ratings

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They examine common misconceptions and then try to get to the correct answer -- often with the help of subject matter experts. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

    What do regular gym guys think of powerlifting? w/Fat Dan & his brothers from the Bridge to Bridge Podcast

    What do regular gym guys think of powerlifting? w/Fat Dan & his brothers from the Bridge to Bridge Podcast

    We brought in two of our buddy Dan Stornaiuolo’s hilarious and engaging brothers, Dom and Mike, to give an outsider’s perspective on powerlifting accomplishments – particularly their “little” brother’s lifting. Don and Mike host the Bridge to Bridge Podcast featuring interviews with SF Bay Area sports figures. Both grew up as athletes, so we unpack and contrast training and competition experiences among various sports.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How do parents (or any busy people) fit fitness into family life? | Monthly Q&A

    How do parents (or any busy people) fit fitness into family life? | Monthly Q&A

    We’re setting a new pattern of episodes for the next few months. The final episode of each month will be a Q & A about…whatever you (our audience) want to talk about: previous episodes during the month, business, life, training, health, or whatever. Here are some of the questions we touched on this time.

    • 56 min
    What would a perfect powerlifting federation look like? w/Marcus “Filipino Thunder” Sanadan

    What would a perfect powerlifting federation look like? w/Marcus “Filipino Thunder” Sanadan

    Our long-time friend and teammate Marcus Sanadan joins us. We review some old lifting footage from not long after we all met and from his recent meet. Then we take Jonnie Candito’s recent video announcing his break with the USAPL as a jumping-off point for a discussion. We examine what we think is wrong with many current federations, and discuss how they might be addressed:

    • 1 hr 11 min
    “Fake Famous” | What did Instagram do for, and to, fitness?

    “Fake Famous” | What did Instagram do for, and to, fitness?

    The HBO documentary “Fake Famous” examines some of the ways that Instagram can be manipulated to create “influencers” with large followings (50-60% of which might just be bots) that advertisers are willing to pay to reach. We talk through our impressions of the doc, and discuss the relationship between the growth of the fitness/lifting community and the rise of social media:

    • 1 hr 10 min
    What do new studies say about training for powerlifting vs bodybuilding? (and other discussions) w/ Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

    What do new studies say about training for powerlifting vs bodybuilding? (and other discussions) w/ Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

    Full transparency, the main question is discussed in the last 15 minutes of the show. In part 1, we talk about what we’ve been up to during our production break for the holidays and plans for some future episodes of the show. NOTE: Next week we’re going to discuss the HBO documentary “Fake Famous” (trailer here) and the relationship between the fitness/lifting community and social media. In part 2, we’re joined by Eric (in New Zealand) and Omar (in Toronto).

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Top fitness trends for 2021?

    Top fitness trends for 2021?

    Our second annual take-a-random-trends-list-and-unpack-it episode.

    Do trends lists offer any real insight or is it all too obvious? Has the current situation made it basically impossible to predict?

    We also offer some heartfelt thoughts on how to help the world start to pull its collective dick out of the dirt sometime in 2021.

    Happy Holidays. See you next year!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Marisa J2 ,

LOVE IT!!!!

This is an great podcast!! This show offers insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!! This show is a must listen!!

Weak power lifter ,

Ect Ect

Good podcast. Have enjoyed the more laid back and actually interview format the last few months vs the original format.

Still miss the OG power cast but some loser had to ruin the best lifting related podcast ever with His selfishness.

Keep up the good content guys! Ect Ect

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Jim, host of the 50% Facts podcast, highlights all aspects of health & fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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