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

50% Facts Jim McDonald and Mike Farr

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    • 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 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

    Why do people think powerlifters have to be fat? Q to the A

    Why do people think powerlifters have to be fat? Q to the A

    Time for a Q and A episode:

    The question was “how do I back off powerlifting gradually and get in better shape?” Our answer is why do people feel like they have to decide between being in good shape and lifting heavy?
    Should you tell your crush Happy Birthday?
    What are our favorite video games?
    What is the definition of a deload?
    And more…

    • 1 hr
    How does a concept become a brand identity? w/Oliver Munby

    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.

    • 41 min
    What have we learned so far? (PLUS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT)

    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 b******t is “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable?”
    What are our biggest concerns and unknowns goin

    • 58 min
    Bonus episode for Suicide Prevention Month w/John Romaniello

    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

    • 18 min
    Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem (Encore)

    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.

    • 45 min
    Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson (Encore)

    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.

    • 59 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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